December, 2012


Happy Holidays to you and your family!


One of the popular items from last month's newsletter was my thoughts on software vendors to watch in 2013 so if you missed this take a look. I have also included several other 2013 cloud predictions below.


This month I've highlighted a new book on SaaS which I think is a great resource and an article I wrote on SaaS Metrics.


Please contact me if I can be of assistance to you or your organization. I would be very interested in hearing about your plans for the Cloud.

Paul Ressler
The Cirrostratus Group



 SaaS Metrics: Three Tips for Success
    SaaS Metrics - Figure 1  
Using metrics as a roadmap to improving your SaaS business can be very effective. Metrics are also used by investors and others to value your business and compare it to other investment alternatives. Selecting the appropriate metrics, having the right targets and developing and implementing improvement plans are all important steps to that success. Check out my article on SaaS Metrics on
Great Book and Resource on SaaS 
SaaS Enrrepreneur Cover
 I recently read this book on SaaS by Merrill "Rick" Chapman and found it to be an excellent resource. I wrote a review which is available here and the review is titled "The Death of Traditional Software Product Management" which is the subtitle to the book's first chapter. You can learn more about the book, read excerpts and purchase the book here.
2013 Cloud Predictions
Here are some views on the cloud for 2013:


Contact Paul Ressler at the The Cirrostratus Group

In This Issue
Software Predictions
Review of "SaaS Entrepreneur"
2013 Cloud Predictions
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