Growth Is on Its Way
Despite the growing pains that ASPs are going through (due, in large part, to the intense pragmatism of companies looking at their IT expenses with greater scrutiny than ever before), this arena will continue to grow. Despite this pragmatism, it's clear that this marketplace will grow at 80% or greater throughout the next two years, based on the conversations I have had with Global 2,500 CIOs. ASPs will emerge more aligned than ever with the needs that are discernable within vertical segments, and will grow through partnerships that add value far greater than the monthly fees. The last year made this arena stronger and focused on customers than it ever had been before, which translates into more and more relevant products and services for you, the customer, over time.