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~ Smartfundit.com Chairman and Founder, Justin Floyd to speak at Attenda’s ‘Delivering software as a service’ seminar ~

Justin Floyd, Smartfundit.com Chairman and Founder, has confirmed plans to speak at the ‘Delivering Software as a Service’ event in October. The event, hosted by Attenda, takes place on Tuesday, 30th October at IBM South Bank, London and will focus on the many challenges faced by ISVs planning to adopt a SaaS model.

Subscription-based software licensing has been propelled into the limelight over the past five years, helped by the fact that broadband has become ubiquitous and hosted software provision a more mature proposition. The transition to a subscription-based licensing model is often not without pain and cost. Whether ISVs intend to abandon perpetual licence plans all together, or plan to introduce subscription-based payment plans simply as an additional option for customers, making the leap into the world of financing can be both intimidating and risky.

One of the major challenges for an ISV adopting SaaS, is the change in revenue profile from one-off licence fees to monthly recurring revenue. Software finance or software leasing, available through Smartfundit.com, provides a convenient and cost-effective alternative which enables sales teams to embrace this new model.

Commenting on the event, Simon Hansford, Attenda VP Products & Marketing says, “We are delighted that Smartfundit.com, as a market leader, are joining us in this Seminar event to show ISVs that by working with Attenda we can safeguard their future by delivering technically and operationally secure SaaS applications, and have the right partnerships in place to assist in managing the financial transition to a SaaS business model.” He continues, “Attenda is already working in partnership with several ISVs including BIW, CAPS Solutions, Service Works Global, Simplex and Staffcare to supply, manage and host their applications for delivery through a Software as a Service model.”

For further information on the event, visit http://www.attenda.co.uk/events

NOTES TO EDITORS:

About Smartfundit.com

Smartfundit.com means finance on demand for the world’s technology through an independent, open platform that brings finance providers, technology vendors and IT users together. The site cuts out the middleman and provides a fast, easy and secure way for companies to source flexible IT leasing finance. Since launching in 2006, in excess of $680million worth of technology purchases have been transacted through the platform.

Smartfundit.com subscribers range from small to large companies including blue-chip technology vendors such as Oracle, Microsoft, Readsoft, Computer Services Group, Infor: K3, Morse and Torex, and end-customers such as Barclays, Institute of Payroll & Pensions Management, British Nuclear Group, Spinvox and Trutex.

The company is privately held and is based in Frimley, UK and San Francisco, USA.

About Attenda Limited

Attenda, the Always On Managed Services company, manages those vital applications that every business relies upon today to function effectively allowing clients to selectively outsource their IT operations and re-focus on using IT to add strategic value to their business.

Through a commitment to operational excellence, Attenda manages, secures and optimises the performance of their applications, irrespective of the physical location of the infrastructure.

With over 5 years' investment into Attenda M.O., Attenda's operations platform, Attenda provides the people, process and technology to deliver exceptionally high service levels, but at a cost that is amortised across Attenda's entire client base - currently 130 of the UK's leading companies.

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