HTML5 supported Browser : The new HTML5 revision to the core markup language of the Worldwide Web, which is partially available to the public, offers improved data caching and reduces load demands, which will make cloud-based mobile connectivity a means of improving access in locales with poor coverage. Superior processing power: As individual smartphone apps become larger and more plentiful, the superior processing power of the cloud will allow apps to be downloaded as thin clients, with most processing performed on the cloud rather than the headset. Cloud-enabled enterprise mobility: The cloud enables collaborative apps to be available 24/7, at any location.
1. Consumer based cloud applications on the mobile - offers Web-based applications across a wide variety of handsets. Facebook to twitter. 2. Enterprise mobile cloud applications - offers greater potential for collaborative applications along with the opportunity to reduce capex costs. Indeed capex can then be transferred to opex, allowing enterprises to focus on app development rather than on data hosting and storage.
POC alignment: The SaaS vendor's functional roadmap needs to be understood and validated against the long-term business blueprint of the process under consideration. This has to be understood and agreed to contractually between parties to ensure clear future-proofing Ability to customize: The alignment addressed through long-term thinking may not always yield desired results due to unexpected business requirements. Ensuring ownership of offsite data, segregation of data amongst tenants, and ensuring that data is not tampered with in multi-tenant environments. All these need to be performed within the audit procedures followed by the enterprise SLA management: The CIO must ascertain that minimum service-level agreements (SLAs) on tenant-specific customization to ensure that ad hoc business requirements can be addressed
Reduced Cost Cloud technology is paid incrementally, saving organizations money. Increased Storage Organizations can store more data than on private computer systems. Highly Automated No longer do IT personnel need to worry about keeping software up to date. Flexibility Cloud computing offers much more flexibility than past computing methods. More Mobility Employees can access information wherever they are, rather than having to remain at their desks. Allows IT to Shift Focus No longer having to worry about constant server updates and other computing issues, government organizations will be free to concentrate on innovation.
SaaS Offering Face book to twitter Capex can be transferred to Opex Web-based applications across a wide variety of handsets Public Consumer Enterprise mobile cloud applications Enterprise Customer
Total Market for Cloud-based Applications. Consumer and Enterprise Applications 2009-2014 Cloud-based Mobile Market to Grow 88% Source- Juniper research
The domestic market for SaaS is estimated to be about USD 50 million and is currently dominated by Collaborative Applications and CRM workloads Workload-wise Distribution of SaaS Market in India, 2009 *Note: Market size does not include the SaaS Email Market Source: MAIT, TRAI, Zinnov Analysis Note: Confidence Level for Market Size is 85 – 90 percent, * Collab. Applications – Collaborative Applications include web conferencing, productivity suites etc.. The statistics say - The Asian market will grow at a faster CAGR, using faster Internet growth supply a faster growing economy, of more people and soon to be bigger economy than both the US and the EU. Workload Total Market in 2009 Collab. Applications* USD 18.9 Mn CRM USD USD 6.2 Mn ERM USD USD 4.8 Mn Security USD 1.6 Mn Others USD USD 7 – 14 Mn APAC Americas EU Population 3712.5m 891m 809.6m Internet Penetration 11.30% 38.40% 39.80% Internet Growth 265.70% 171% 206.20% GDP 18,077bn 18,500bn 13,111bn GDP Growth 2007 ~8% ~2.5% ~1.5% SaaS CAGR 2008 ~35% ~70% ~80%
Source – Netsize 2010 Application Store will be most successful .
Factors Impacting Mobile VAS Provision The mobile VAS industry has been growing fast, registering an y-o-y growth of 300% in the last three years, which is likely to continue in the coming years also. Mobile network operators are focusing on utility services, as the ARPU with voice service is going down as the opex and capex keep increasing.
SMS, IVR, and USSD based services
Low margin, high volume VAS
Demand mostly for local, vernacular Content
Handset agnostic service deployments
Data rich apps, multimedia services
High margin, low volume VAS
Strong demand also for popular global Content
Handset dependent service deployments
P2P funds transfer
Location base services(LBS)
Voice and Video broadcast
m-Village - Rural & Agricultural
Mobile consumers in U.S. 20% of mobiles are smart phones, but in India mostly all mobile data is via SMS. Source - Nelson LBS impact
Business-to consumer applications and the purchase cycle
Consumer SaaS adoption in India With lower total cost of ownership (TCO), companies can access solutions such as ERM, CRM thus providing them competitive advantage . With the cost of the high-end mobile phones/ smart Phones decreasing Y-O-Y, there is a high probability that this mobile revolution would facilitate increased Adoption in India With rapidly evolving reseller networks such as Jamcracker etc, SaaS as a trend in India is picking up at a fast pace Session/time based pricing and innovation IT support through remote e access has further incentivize the companies to adopt for SaaS solution
Few VAS Example China Mobile Rural Information Service Provides weather forecasts and crop pricing information to farmers. Over 40 million mobile subscribers are using this service. Safaricom - Kenya M-Pesa The service allows users to complete basic banking transactions on their mobile phones without the need for a bank account. Users register with an agent for an technology for the service is provided by Microsoft. Account that enables them to exchange cash for “e-money. Turkcell, Avea Mobile Signature Provides users with a “qualified electronic certificate” which they can use as their secure identification while carrying out transactions in an electronic environment. The mobile signature allows users to carry financial transactions and use online banking services from banks on their mobile phones. China Mobile Fetion Mobile IM service with over 100 million registered users that can access the service via SMS, IVR and GPRS. MTN - South Africa Please Call Me MTN currently offers 1 million “Please Call Me” messages a day to Project M (Masiluleke). The receiver of the SMS gets a short message with the phone number of the sender, indicating that the sender of the SMS wants them to call back. The remaining characters in the SMS is used to promote HIV/AIDS awareness. Globacom -Nigeria Glo Caller Tune Ring back tone service which allows users to download up to five different tunes and assign them to their different contacts/callers, or setup different tunes for different times of the day. Corporate users can have personalized caller tunes so that their callers can listen to different messages, or corporate jingles. GrameenPhone - Bangladesh CellBazaar Offers a virtual mobile marketplace for users and enables them to trade a variety of goods. Mxit - South Africa Mxit Most widely used mobile social networking service in South Africa. The service platform has been extended into a range of new areas beyond simple mobile chat and IM features and a number of organizations are using the platform to deliver different services, including math's education, through a program backed by Nokia South Africa.
Targeting at Right Time… Office Work Go home Go home party Transport ・ Buy BF at CVS store by E-cash
Check TV program list
Mail to friend
・ Ticketing from outside very easily
Lead by GPS
Pay by Mobile credit card
・ Mobile Radio, Wake Up On Bed Targeting at Right Time
SaaS and IMS perfectly complement each other. Telecom operators, particularly mobile operators bring all services (voice, video, data and applications). IMS is about simplifying service creation, monetizing IP assets and consolidating OSS/BSS stacks.
IMS(IP Multimedia sub-system) Model
Air cell ,MTS and India cellular also lunch App store
Reliance Communications has a total subscriber base of 100 million across its GSM & CDMA networks
It has entered into a deal with GetJar to provide access of 65,000+ free
applications to all its 100 million subscribers via its VAS platform R-World
GetJar offers applications that work with almost all handsets and OS’ including Symbian, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Java & Android
Vodafone has launched its application store for Indian customers with 800 applications available currently, of which 25 percent are free
The paid applications have been reasonably priced between INR 5 and INR 30
Telecom players in India are increasing focused on the applications space
Business Areas Possible movement for SaaS Customer relation management (CRM) and Human Relation Management have been Pioneering areas where SaaS has been established itself as a option of choice. However ,many areas are being explored for possible movement for SaaS
Wireless Data VPN access on Mobile A Mobile VPN extends the VPN concept to mobile workers who instead of laptops now carry pocket-sized devices. These devices combine a cellular phone with a small computer that can work with common office applications such as e-mail, word processing, and presentations. Mobile workers establish an IPSec VPN tunnel from their handheld device (smart phone or PDA) to an IPSec gateway over the Internet using wireless connection such as Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), or wireless LAN (WLAN). This wireless VPN tunnel allows mobile users to access their enterprise intranet along with applications such as e-mail securely .
The diverse Indian market landscape has presented a unique set of challenges that need to be addressed A significantly large base of SMBs present a huge opportunity for SaaS solutions in India Market Penetration amongst peer companies is currently restricted to the tier-1 cities of Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai & National Capital Region (NCR) Customer awareness is critical for SaaS adoption; Effective Sales & marketing strategy can help address this issue Unique price points & pricing models are critical to address the price sensitive market
India has 35 million SMBs whose IT spend is between 0.4 to 3 percent of their total
This limited IT spend makes SaaS, with its low total cost of ownership, an easy
solution to offer to SMBs in comparison to on-premise solutions
• Also, there exist limited levels of IT purchase decision makers in SMBs, (less than 3)which reduces the sales cycle time for SMBs
Broadband penetration in the top 10 cities in India is 2.56 million, with strong growth potential in the future
Power downtime in most of the cities is a key challenge, with average restoration time of 71 minutes in the metros . this challenge is more prevalent in sub-urban and rural India
Globally, sales and marketing (S&M) spend is about 50 percent of the overall budget for key SaaS players
The need to create IT awareness through events, demonstrations and other offline modes (as compared to globally accepted online modes), will substantially increase
the spend on S&M to acquire clients
Global peer companies are finding it difficult to push solutions at their global price points because of the paying propensity of the Indian customer (Micro, SMB) is less compared to the global average. Hence they offer discounts on large user bases or