Technology is progressing at a pace never seen before and along with this rate of change is the dimension of change. We are able to do more, cheaper than before, faster than before and most importantly offer all this to a broader range of business than ever before.
However, with all the above comes a dimension of change that is induces capabilities that have significant benefits for especially the Small to Medium size business community i.e. 500 employees and smaller viz. the commercial “as a Service” model.
So i) Infrastructure, ii) Platform and iii) Software as a Service (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS).
No more big capital expenses for new systems, system replacement and or system changes. Now the cash risk and deployment risk are will be in sync and the ongoing relationship will be more tightly integrated between customer and vendor. The following are important aspects impacted by this new commercial and technical capability:
- Distribution and deployment
- System architecture
- System characteristics
- System Adoption
The advent and maturation of “The Cloud” is the main reason for this change as well as the length, depth and breadth of the change. There are no systems that will be excluded from this new commercial capability of using technology and paying for it as a service.
Systems already well-established under “SaaS” include:
- Productivity software (e.g. Office)
- File storage
- Communication (e.g. Skype)
Our goal is to provide our customers with the full range of “as a Service” options available and to establish long term partnerships that deliver the business benefits and leverage the technology to its fullest extent providing competitive advantages and innovation.