We`ve Got SaaS - Conclusion
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As a whole SaaS is a part of Web 2.0, the next generation of the World Wide Web that features innovative web-based communities and hosted services, which is what SaaS is after all. Web 2.0 allows the user to create and own data through the web, because the web itself is the platform. You can see how SaaS would fit in here, mostly because of the enabling of mass participation and people working more closely together.
The collaboration of users in mass numbers also brings us back to some of the concerns and downfalls mentioned earlier in the article. Despite the growing concern, it is quickly becoming a fact that the web benefits the user just as much as the provider. People will always find ways to bend rules by pinching off the main supply. The companies are just going to have to accept this and realize that the web is for everyone.
In reading this article you'll see that I've made several points regarding the low cost efficiency that SaaS provides. The question is whether SaaS will make the traditional software vendor obsolete. Though it may not happen tomorrow, it seems like we're headed in that direction. Whatever the drawbacks may be (and I've already mentioned how fixable these problems are), I don't see how any external software can match SaaS in convenience.
I hope you've enjoyed this brief discussion of SaaS and found it informative. Of course there is a lot more to find out on this one topic, but I like to think that I provided a concise overview particularly directed at those who have never heard of SaaS. Take care for now, and until next time...
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