Desktop stand alone applications can reach a limited user base, but once put on to the cloud can help grow sales almost exponentially. The main challenge is though, porting that application to the Cloud quickly to gain an edge over competitors. Using various PaaS solutions like GoogleAppEngine, Salesforce’s force.com etc. might sound the right solution but may require entire rewrite of the application along with associated libraries and dependencies.
Also sometimes the application will use some library/tool/software/API which may not be available. Alternatives maybe available but again time is spent evaluating, integrating and testing. Here the robustness of your application is lost as well the time-to-market is severely increased, giving your competitors an edge.
The aim of this talk is to how to easily SaaSify your application onto the cloud with minimal changes to your existing robust application.