Emerging Service TechnologiesPresentation Transcript
Emerging Service Technologies Stephen Rosenfeld
Software as a Product
Evolved with computers.
Pay for one license and install on one local machine.
Data is transported via external memory
Many license purchases means a large upfront cost for businesses.
As a Product Cont.
Majority of cost in producing a product goes into creating the first installation.
Difficult for new businesses to compete due to such a large upfront cost.
Results in industry giants.
“ Software as a Service (SaaS) is a software distribution model in which applications are hosted by a vendor or service provider and made available to customers over a network, typically the Internet “
Increased availability and reliability
Yearly licensing fees
Hosted customers get ease of mind
No local equipment needed (need for IT dept.).
Service is completely supplied
No Compatibility Issues
Processing done on server.
Anywhere access improves workflow.
Needed only on the server.
Time & money
Done in one place.
No worries if hosted.
Burden taken from businesses
All processing done on the server
Too many users bog down system
Banks & Hospitals
Sensitive and Valuable
Clients used to rich applications.
Applications stored on separate servers.
What Google Does
Instantly share documents with selected users.
Document is updated in real time.
Download documents in external formats
SaaS for small/medium businesses
Lowest service level
No upgrade costs
Update documents online with coworkers
Offline then upload to share
“ Software-plus-Services ….represents an industry shift toward a design approach that is neither exclusively software-centric nor browser-centric. By deeply and genuinely combining the best aspects of software with the best aspects of cloud-based services, we can deliver more compelling solutions for consumers, developers and businesses.”