SaaS - how they took over the world
SaaS - how they took over the world and what will happen to them later
So, let`s have an overview on the Software-as-a-Service market and its history...
SaaS is one of the forms of using applications, when the application is not on the user`s computer under the table, but somewhere far away “in the cloud”. The user only fills it with his own data via the Internet. Facebook, email, Trello, and Google Analytics are all SaaS.So what do those who create them think of SaaS?
1. Why SaaS has taken over the world
Small companies usually have no extra hands. But when you buy an application, someone has to keep it in working order, update it, make backups, and so on. In the SaaS model, the service provider takes over these administrative tasks. A typical example is https://www.conveythis.com// project.
Another important thing - today the user is already accustomed to the fact that his data is available from different devices: laptop, tablet, smartphone, constantly synchronized. Local software is not suitable for this. This means that there must be a service that can be accessed anywhere. This is what SaaS provides.
2. How SaaS helped reduce the amount of pirated software
Many people find it easier to use a subscription model and pay a small monthly fee than to buy expensive software right away. There used to be a lot of pirated software installed in our country because the software was expensive. Paying small amounts every month is much more comfortable. Therefore, now even a small company can legally use the necessary software, which used to hit the budget with serious one-time purchases.
3. How SaaS ensures the security of user data
All serious SaaS allow you to export data, so that in case of migration from one service to another, they are saved, they can be deployed on your server or uploaded to the SaaS of another provider. This feature removes the user`s fear of vendor lock-in - "locking" in a solution from one vendor: Wiki.
Not everyone thinks about it at the initial stage of choosing a solution. If later it is not possible to get the data out of the cloud, there are two ways out: either to lose the data and go to another provider, or to continue paying the old one, even if it is no longer satisfactory.
This risk is not a consequence of the SaaS business model, but a lack of computer literacy in how to use the clouds, which are often more secure than their own infrastructure.