Five Benefits of Software as a Service
April 4, 2007
Jason Maynard, an analyst at Credit Suisse, compares software to electricity. Most firms don’t own generators, he points out. They buy electricity from the grid.
That’s the direction he sees things going with software. Soon all applications used by organizations, except made-to-order applications that provide competitive advantage, will be delivered as web-hosted services via a browser.
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