One of the most visible ways in which the introduction and widespread adoption of cloud computing has changed the business world is in the use of Software as a Service, or SaaS. Rather than purchasing software and uploading it to computers via CD, businesses pay for a subscription to cloud-based software and access it through any Internet connection. SaaS offers many benefits, including:
– Instantaneous updates made directly by the provider and enjoyed instantly by users.
– Secure storage that uses encryption. This eliminates the need for regular in-house backups.
– Customizable service packages that allow users to select only the services they want, and pay accordingly.
– Elimination of paper forms.
All of these aspects of SaaS mean that users can save money and act more nimbly, which in turn allows them to improve the experience they deliver to their customers and clients. In recent years, the number of businesses using SaaS has grown significantly and is expected to continue growing in the future.
About Steven Kedzior
During his tenure as Senior Vice President of Insight Enterprises, Inc., Steven Kedzior oversaw the creation of the firm’s data center, lifecycle, and SaaS offerings. Today, Mr. Kedzior serves as Senior Vice President with Paradigm Technologies, where he monitors the vending and implementation of a range of IT services and products.