Beware the Hype for Software as a Service

Beware the Hype for Software as a Service - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by mssux under Technology
From http://www.businessweek.com 4370 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 26, 2008 4:48 pm
It's known as Software as a Service (SaaS), or the idea that you can get your software delivered conveniently, and at a low price, via the Web. Unlike buying software the old-fashioned way, by paying a big licensing fee up front, you pay for SaaS—also referred to as on-demand software—in pieces, spread out over time.

But as with most IT innovation, there's a lot of hype surrounding this technology—so much so that many of us don't know what to believe. Is this a viable thing? Should we be using this stuff? Don't worry, folks. I've done some research into this SaaS thing. Let me debunk a few myths.

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Written by loslosbaby
4370 days ago

A little conflict maybe? Perhaps he wished he had a SaaS version of his software.

What the writer fails to either discuss or understand is that SaaS is only one thing: lower-risk. That means less money up front, less time to _Evaluate_ it, less time to learn it, and less [dedicated] equipment you had to buy to make it work.

If you can sign up for it, you already have enough equipment to run it....simple.

SaaS is like renting a car, its only easier, not cheaper.

G.



Written by Aaronontheweb
4369 days ago

The writer is just a writer for businessweek... What he's saying is that SaaS is much higher-risk that shrink-wrap software and it actually ends up requiring much more marketing leg work than the shrink-wrap model does.



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