Thursday, March 15, 2007

SaaS Pros and Cons

SaaS stands for Software as a Service and among the pros and cons are listed below

  • The main advantage is lowering of cost of owning the Software
  • It arises due to
  • Lowering cost of ownership via pay per use
  • Lowered cost of upgrades ( included in the rent)
  • Lowered cost of maintenance
  • Lowered manpower cost
  • Lowered cost of collaboration

The disadvantages are

  • Crucial info will be on trust basis on third parties resulting in chances of data theft and corporate espionage like in IT/BPO sector

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