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Software as a Service

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This is a presentation on the concept of "software as a service". This presentation was completed for the course Information Resources and Technology at Pepperdine\'s MBA program.

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Software as a Service

  1. 1. Software as a Service Saas
  2. 2. good (noun) ˈgu̇d:
  3. 3. good (noun) ˈgu̇d: 3 a). something that has economic utility or satisfies an economic want source: merriam-webster
  4. 4. service (noun) ˈsər-vəs:
  5. 5. service (noun) ˈsər-vəs: 4b). useful labor that does not produce a tangible commodity source: merriam-webster
  6. 6. Saas (noun) ˈsas :
  7. 7. “This service-based model of software is Saas (noun) ˈsas : one in which services are configured to meet a specific set of requirements at a point in time, executed and discarded - the vision of instant service, thus conforming to the widely accepted definition of service:” source: service-based software: the future for flexible software
  8. 8. Vs.
  9. 9. Should we use it?
  10. 10. Pros
  11. 11. Pros • Cost
  12. 12. Pros • Cost • Simplicity
  13. 13. Pros • Cost • Simplicity • Accessibility
  14. 14. Pros • Cost • Simplicity • Accessibility • Scalability
  15. 15. Cons
  16. 16. Cons • Generic
  17. 17. Cons • Generic • ERP
  18. 18. Cons • Generic • ERP • Integration
  19. 19. Cons • Generic • ERP • Integration • Service Standards
  20. 20. Security
  21. 21. Security • Priority!
  22. 22. Security • Priority! • Separate Servers
  23. 23. Security • Priority! • Separate Servers • Data Backup
  24. 24. Where are we now?
  25. 25. Case Study
  26. 26. What is Accounting Software?
  27. 27. Why accounting software?
  28. 28. Key Benefits
  29. 29. Common Accounting Software Features
  30. 30. SaaS across the Board
  31. 31. Ubiquitous
  32. 32. “For decades, games have run on the clients, but we’re transforming them so they are completely server based.” Lars Butler, CEO of Trion and former head of global online for Electronic Arts
  33. 33. $100,000,000.00+
  34. 34. Where do we go from here?
  35. 35. Paas?!?
  36. 36. Why now?
  37. 37. Thank you!
  38. 38. References Text: Websites Chaudhary, R. (2006). SaaS Security Concerns Are Cynical, Say Experts. Retrieved September 20, 2008, from CXOtoday.com Web site: http://www.cxotoday.com/cxo/jsp/article.jsp? article_id=73540&cat_id=908 http://www.esecurityplanet.com Gruman, G. (2007). The Truth About Software as a Service (SAAS). Retrieved September 22, 2008, from CIO.com. http://www.itworld.com Web site: http://www.cio.com/article/10976 http://www.smartbiz.com Robb, D. (2008). SAAS and Security: Is Your Data Safe? Retrieved September 23, 2008, from eSecurityPlanet.com. http://www.venturebeat.com Bennett, K., Layzell, P., Budgen, D., Brereton, P., Macaulay, L., & Munro, M. (2000). Service-Based Software: The Future for Flexible Software. Retrieved September 22, 2009=8, from ieee.org. Website: http://www.bds.ie/Pdf/ServiceOriented1.pdf

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