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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 Takes Flight: Web Apps to Take Over the Desktop


By John Brandon in Baseline Magazine, 2008-02-15

Someday, all software will run online and clunky desktop applications will be a distant memory. See why.

IT workers are revolting.

They want more access to software, from anywhere, and on their own terms. Oh, and they want to use the iPhone and just about any other trendy mobile gadget. This trend of knowledge workers demanding more flexibility is increasing, and IT must respond.

One answer is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), which offloads the cumbersome chore of versioning locally-housed software to a third-party. Leading SaaS vendors such as Xythos, Google Apps Premier Edition, ZoHo, and Salesforce.com capitalize on the trend for IT to move faster and manage less. Five years ago, SaaS was a newly minted buzzword. For several large companies, it is becoming as way of life.

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Posted on : Apr 23 2008
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