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Whether you call it Software as a Service (SaaS), Managed Service Provider (MSP) or On-Demand Services, your organization uses the service running “in the cloud”. This blog will discuss these services, their benefits, drawbacks and operations. Are we biased? Yes. We believe that some services make sense for most organizations. Email security is one of those. However as Mark Twain said, “All generalizations are false, even this one.” Each Tuesday we will post information and questions about Software as a Service. Occasionally, we will have a "Guest Post" from either a consultant or vendor posting her/his thoughts on Managed Services generally as well as some degree of specificity based on her/his unique perspective. We encourage your insights, comments and feedback. Welcome.

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SaaS – Pros & Cons (Part 1 of 2)


Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is one of the fastest growing segments of the IT industry. This is due in no small part to the fact that it provides a more cost-effective alternative for enterprises to achieve their business objectives than traditional packaged applications. There’s been increasing attention on how companies are saving money by taking the SaaS route. It’s been touted as a cheaper, simpler, and more flexible approach with easy deployment and trouble-free upgrades. SaaS detractors claim that SaaS doesn’t spell the end of packaged applications or customized solutions as these are both necessary components of delivering tools.

So what are the pros of SaaS? What drives organizations when it comes to SaaS? Every company should carefully evaluate a would-be provider’s resources against their comprehensive list of requirements, goals, and objectives. But what are some general considerations that can be applied to SaaS? Let’s take a look at some of the arguments for SaaS adoption.

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Posted on : May 15 2008
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