First off, what is Saas? Saas is categorized as a software application delivery model, which simply means you use the Internet to gain access to different software applications. The Saas allows Saas software providers to do software maintenance, and software upgrades; eliminate bugs from your system; and gain a faster capacity to supply various products to market while assuring functionality.
Thus, it may be said that Saas conferences allow Saas software providers to inform their peers and the public about the importance of Saas to customers and to the companies offering Saas themselves.
One issue that software developers and software users alike may be concerned about when entering or offering the Saas business is security and operational threats. One point of view about this is that Saas may endanger the Information Technology operations of the clients using it. But this is countered by another school of thought that says Saas may actually be able to boost security for the clients through the Saas business model. Nowadays, Saas vendors have been able to improve the programming interface through customization plus publication.
There are some trends which have enhanced acceptance of Saas such as: many people now own their own computers (either desktops or laptops); standardization of applications is possible; customization has become possible as well within basic function parameters; the improved reliability of Web systems; security has become more transparent yet secure at the same time. If Saas keeps improving as a software application delivery model, then most likely more software developers will try to offer Saas in the future. And that would make for an interesting future for Saas, for those interested in following future events.