Software for rent

Have you read or heard the news about software for rent or hosting softwares ? Honestly it’s new to me so I’m quite surprised to know that even software is also being rented nowadays. I read that there are websites today that offers fully hosted saas solutions. Since I don’t have any idea about Software as a Service (SaaS), I searched this on google and this is what I found from Wikepedia. SaaS is a model of software deployment where an application is hosted as a service provided to customers across the Internet. Thru this hosted software application the need to install and run the application on the customer’s own computer is eliminated; SaaS alleviates the customer’s burden of software maintenance, ongoing operation, and support. Conversely, customers relinquish control over software versions or changing requirements; moreover, costs to use the service become a continuous expense, rather than a single expense at time of purchase.

SaaS lets software vendors control and limit use, prohibits copies and distribution, and control all derivative versions of their software. This centralized control often allows the vendor to establish an ongoing revenue stream. The vendor may also host the application on its own web server, or this function may be handled by a third-party application service provider. Using this service will give you a lot of savings on Hardware, Software purchase and updates, Support staff, Power, Security devices, Remote access devices, and Administration.

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One Response to “Software for rent”

  1. Shazia says:

    Good Post! Very informative–glad that you are going to continue writing things like this!