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Theorizes that process needs are a catalyst for I.T. innovation using Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) as an example.
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This paper explains that, when Web 2.0 technologies are analyzed in the context of Peter Drucker's' seven opportunities of innovation, the process needs are the most dominant in terms of explaining the effects of social networking and the growth of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based software. The catalyst for these process innovations, the author points out, is the need for both individuals amongst themselves and in collaborating with organizations to have fewer constraints in communicating and accomplishing tasks. The paper demonstrates that the process need innovation of SaaS, which is build on the foundation of collaboration, is re-ordering the enterprise software landscape by changing significantly processes by which individuals and organizations interact with one another. Tables and figures are integrated into the text.

Table of Contents:
Process Need Innovation and Social Networking
Table: Web 2.0 Applications
Figure: Web 2.0 Explained
Collaboration and Social Networking
An Example of how Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Innovates Processes
Disruptive Innovation Factors by SaaS Approach
Table: Disruptive Innovation Factors by SaaS Approach
The Evolution of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS): A Timeline
Figure: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Timeline
Innovation from Process Needs Improvement
Critical Success Factors for Process Innovation Success in SaaS
Figure: The Structure of the SaaS Platform
Figure: SaaS Disruptive Technology Framework
Figure: Gartner Hype Cycle for SaaS, 2006

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