Description: Not all businesses flock to cloud computing, though. What its proponents tout as its main benefit – applications and data on the internet – its critics impugn as a potential weakness
Source: CBC News
Date: Oct 26, 2010
Cash-strapped startups and small companies like cloud computing for various reasons. Clients can rent hosted versions of enterprise-class systems like Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange (as well as industry-specific applications like myJDesktop), often for manageable monthly fees. This helps them avoid big up-front payouts to buy servers and software, as well as maintenance fees for things like updates, data backup and general IT costs. Click here for rest of story
Questions for discussion:
• What are the benefits of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)?
• What are the downsides of adopting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)?
• Why would a small business look to specifically adopt SaaS strategy in their organization?