Cloud Computing Expert Navatar Group Co-Founder Alok Misra to Lead Session on Real SaaS Migration Costs at CloudFutures Conferen

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NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The hype around Cloud Computing
may make you believe that you can build and launch an application in days.
In reality, it is easier to build a cloud product than it is to earn money
from one. Despite the potential of the cloud model, most software companies
do not see the return on investment
(ROI) after building a Software as a Service (SaaS) product. They find the
costs of servicing customers to be much higher and revenues to be much lower
than expected.

The real costs of migrating to the SaaS model and how to estimate them
before building your product will be the focus of the presentation by
Navatar Group cofounder and Principal Alok Misra at this year’s Cloud
Futures Software Vendor SaaS Migration Conference, to be held December 7-8,
2009, in San Jose, CA. The session will be useful for independent software
vendors (ISVs) wanting to understand the true costs of operating a SaaS
business, before they migrate their On Premise product into the cloud.

Misra’s session, titled “Assess the cost of adopting a cloud model,”
begins at 3PM PST on Monday, December 7, and focuses on:

* Examples of challenges that software vendors encounter when
migrating to a SaaS model
* How to analyze hidden costs in the SaaS model and avoid getting
blind-sighted by them
* Accurately forecasting subscriptions and seat prices to create
realistic revenue projections.

The session will include insights from Navatar Group’s experience in
building, selling and supporting commercial products as a leading Value
Added Reseller (VAR) of salesforce.com’s Force.com platform in Financial
Services. To learn more about Navatar Group’s SaaS products for Force.com
please visit http://www.navatargroup.com.

“Alok Misra is one of the select Cloud Computing leaders with real world
experience, having turned Navatar Group into a premier cloud service
provider,” said Ravi Virpal, Director, CloudFutures. “We are very excited to
have him share his valuable insights with the attendees of CloudFutures.”

“Building a successful cloud business requires much more than just
developing an application,” said Alok Misra, Principal, Navatar Group.
“The conference and the sessions provide a terrific opportunity for ISVs to
figure out the intricacies of the cloud business model upfront so you can
decide whether it makes commercial sense.”

Learn more about other critical questions that an ISV must ask before
migrating into the cloud, at:

http://www.destinationcrm.com/Articles/Web-Exclusives/Viewpoints/When-t
o-Use-the-Force-57661.aspx

Download Alok Misra’s Whitepaper — The Dos and Don’ts of the Transition to
Cloud Computing:

http://navatargroup.com/WhitePaper.html

Review Alok Misra’s biography:

http://www.navatargroup.com/about_meet_our_team.html

Download Alok Misra’s podcast interview at:

http://www.nearshorejournal.com/2009/09/alok-misra-principal-co-founder
-of-navatar-group-interviewed-by-zagada%E2%80%99s-ceo-philip-peters-in-
zagada%E2%80%99s-nearshorejournalcom-blog-hig-level-executive-interview
-series/

Get more information on the conference at:

http://www.cloudfutures.com/usa.

About Navatar Group

Navatar Group (http://www.navatargroup.com), a global salesforce.com partner
and reseller, provides CRM & Cloud Computing services and products. Founded
by veterans of Deloitte Consulting, Navatar Group has enabled several large
companies develop, market and support commercial Cloud products as well as
helped hundreds of organizations successfully implement SaaS solutions on
the Force.com platform.

One of the first to bring Wall Street experience to Cloud Computing, Navatar
Group also has first-hand experience in launching Cloud products, being a
leading provider of Force.com solutions for the financial sector. Our
comprehensive SaaS Transformation methodology is designed to help ISVs with
all business and technical aspects of a SaaS transition. Navatar Group is
headquartered on Wall Street, New York with offices in Washington, DC,
London and New Delhi, India.

The Navatar Group Inc. logo is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6585

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