Written by: Rishea Johnson, MHI, CAPM

According to MarketsandMarkets, the global cloud computing market may reach as much as $832.1 billion by 2025. According to Gartner, SaaS (Software as a service) dominates as the largest segment of global cloud spending, at 34%.

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A Google search for SaaS Project Manager or SaaS Program Manager jobs shows thousands of posted positions (e.g., between 1000 to 6000) on SimplyHired, Indeed, Glassdoor, LinkedIn, etc. This calls for strong project managers who have acquired the additional skills to lead implementations of cloud computing initiatives. During this month’s Tech Forum, SaaS was demystified, and information was shared to encourage project managers and leaders to pursue roles implementing cloud-based solutions that operate on third-party servers via the Internet.

The rise in SaaS implementations since the 2000’s is largely due to its promise of cost efficiency, agility, seamless integration, and innovation. The presenter spoke of the big wave of integrating AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) in cloud-based applications. Project managers armed with the knowledge shared in this forum are better prepared to lead transformative initiatives and drive SaaS programs.


  • Examples of Top Companies in U.S. SaaS Market:
    • Alphabet Inc.
    • Amazon.com, Inc.
    • Microsoft Corporation
    • Salesforce Inc.
    • ServiceNow, Inc.
  • Pros of SaaS (Customer View)
    • SaaS provides a scalable infrastructure supporting multiple locations/geographies
    • SaaS providers are responsible for maintenance, updates, and security
    • SaaS products have built-in reporting and analytical capabilities

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