SaaS: Friend Or Foe?

Kaplan, Jeffrey M.
June 2007
Business Communications Review;Jun2007, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p48
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the pros and cons of using Internet-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers. A company wishing to use an SaaS provider will contract with a provider that will manage corporate data responsibilities, which is also its largest fault. As the article points out, companies could not control the security of their data but must rely on the SaaS. A survey done by THINKstrategies found that companies using SaaS providers were happy with the service in spite of their concerns about safety. SaaS providers were preceded by application service providers (ASPs), which are discussed. The costs involved with using SaaS technology versus doing the same operations in-house are discussed. INSET: New SaaS Management Solutions.


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