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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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Why SaaS?

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Why SaaS?

For most businesses and public entities, technology management is just way too hard. From huge upfront investments and failed deployments to uninstalled “shelfware” and endless finger-pointing when things go wrong, organizations are struggling to find acceptable solutions to cure their technology woes.

This is where SaaS, or software-as-a-service, comes into play. Between using Google at home and Salesforce.com at work, we’re all getting used to receiving the best technology solutions on the market, from the comfort of a web browser, without the expensive cost or hassle of managing and maintaining them ourselves.

So why are businesses flocking to SaaS in such large numbers? Much of it comes down to ease of implementation and basic economics. Read more »


Posted on : Jul 14 2009
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Posted under Email, Email security, Managed Services, SaaS, Web security |

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