About Us

IT Services

Understanding IT

News & Events



Contact Us

  • Register

Texas Professional IT Services LLC Blog

Intro to Your Tech: Software as a Service

Intro to Your Tech: Software as a Service

The public cloud is a massive industry with around $150 billion in annual revenues. Nearly half of that revenue is tied up in software as a service which has grown by about 20 percent a year for the past five years, and now makes up for over a third of all applications used in the world. Today, we will take a look at software as a service (SaaS) and why you should consider it, if you don’t use it already.

 What is SaaS?
Simply put, SaaS is software delivered through the Internet. The service provider, which is often the developer of the software, offers a full-featured and licensed version of their software to end users through the Internet for a monthly fee. Additionally, the cloud provider assumes all the hosting, management, maintenance, development, and security costs.

The Benefits of SaaS
This shift from the on-premise software delivery model provides three stark benefits for organizations. They are:

  1. Eliminating Hardware Costs: Since they pay the developer per month to get the software experience through their web browser or dedicated app, they don’t have to commit to the large capital outlays that typically accompany software deployment.
  2. Eliminating Management Costs: More than the large hardware costs, the management costs are where organizations save the most. 
  3. Enabling Remote Accessibility: With SaaS the software is available on any Internet-connected device.

The Detriments of SaaS
On the surface SaaS seems incredible, and hard to match. For organizations that want control over their infrastructure, have to meet compliance regulations, or simply don’t trust cloud-based deployment, however, it may not be all that it’s cracked up to be. Most cloud-based SaaS are public cloud offerings, which means that providers distribute the software to users using shared resources. Here are three problems SaaS could create:

  1. Possible Downtime: Any hosted system that has to be (in effect) broadcast over an Internet connection is at risk for possible downtime. Downtime, of course, is extraordinarily expensive and too much of it can really affect your organization’s ability to turn a profit. Most SaaS providers keep downtime to a minimum, but compared to on-premise software, SaaS applications have a higher risk for downtime.
  2. Cost: One of SaaS’ largest benefits could end up being one that could cause the biggest problems. Since the application is deployed per user for a monthly fee, and the provider takes on the cost of hosting and management, the total cost of an application can end up being substantially more than if a company were purchase and license the software for a year. Throughout an organization, this could add up to be a significant drain on your operational budget.
  3. Data Security: Not to say that by using SaaS you are putting your data at risk, but since you don’t have a role in managing the infrastructure that it’s hosted on, you can never really know how secure your data is and how reliable the infrastructure it is hosted on is.

Software as a service has pros and cons, but if you use it responsibly for applications that aren’t mission critical for your business, you don’t have to worry about any of the cons. If you do choose to use the cloud-based applications for your line of business applications, you may want to consider creating your own private cloud server either in-house or in a colocation center so that you’ll have control over the infrastructure. That way, you aren’t just an account number. That said, a lot of popular software solutions are only available through a SaaS model, or at least trying to go that way.

If you would like to talk to an IT professional about cloud computing, software as a service, or any other business computing, call Texas Professional IT Services LLC today as (832) 514-6260.

How Exactly Is the GDPR Working to Incorporate Blo...
Checking In On the Future of Medical Technology


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Sunday, August 19, 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Business Computing Best Practices Technology Privacy Cloud Cybersecurity Managed IT Services Communications Tech Term Network Security Malware Smartphones Backup Microsoft Business Hardware Outsourced IT Software Communication Google Android Wi-Fi Social Media Email Hackers VoIp Ransomware Save Money Productivity Data Backup Smartphone Internet Passwords Microsoft Office Applications Business Management Business Intelligence Hosted Solutions Small Business Cloud Computing Excel Innovation Windows 10 User Tips Mobile Devices Settings Miscellaneous Twitter Computer Efficiency Patch Management Internet of Things Data Breach Phishing Network Blockchain Automation Data Recovery IT Services Collaboration Analytics VoIP Data Management Employer-Employee Relationship Office Government Data Apps Router IT Support Browser Saving Money BDR Company Culture Retail Politics Mobile Device Management Bandwidth Wireless Windows Physical Security Managed IT Service Alert IT Support Virtual Assistant Office 365 Gmail Wireless Charging Holiday Access Control VPN Tech Terms Spam Tip of the week Website Virtualization Battery Compliance Word Virus Vulnerability Cortana Password Networking Business Continuity Law Enforcement Scam Remote Computing Cybercrime Cost Management How To App Managed IT Services Data Protection Information Computers Chrome Workers Artificial Intelligence Millennials RAM Remote Monitoring File Sharing Processors Amazon IT budget Tactics Managed IT Education Medical IT Staff Downloads Lead Generation Hybrid Cloud Big Data e-waste Content Filtering Copy Cleaning Document Management Inventory Disaster Recovery Two-factor Authentication Knowledge Analysis Machine Learning Ink Live Streaming Technology Tips Microsoft Teams Biometrics User Security Spyware Users IT Management Maintenance SaaS Websites Trends Google Maps Remote Control Apple Cables disposal Licensing Paste Botnet Paperless Office Mobile Security Printer Server Files Managed Service PowerPoint WhatsApp Telephony Backup and Disaster Recovery Managing Stress Access Entertainment Business Technology HP Workplace Tips Internet Explorer GDPR Safety A.I. Hiring/Firing Spam Blocking iPhone WannaCry Voice over Internet Protocol Laptop Value Tech Support User Tip Sports Information Technology Digital Operating System Printers Multi-Factor Security Comparison Telecommute Voice over IP Hard Drives BYOD Phone System Plug-In Network Attached Storage Threat Movies Staffing Email Management HIPAA Gadgets Data loss Connectivity Remote Support Server G Suite Edge Smart Technology Shortcut Specifications News eCommerce SSD Sales Proactive IT Server Management Printing Dongle Unified Communications Hard Drive Database Recovery Dark Web Travel Telecommuting Antivirus Streaming Media Automobile Telephone Systems Marketing Bring Your Own Device Environment Conferencing Reporting Hosted Solution Telephone System Online Shopping Facebook Gadget Google Drive Tablet Remote Monitoring and Management Paper Emergency Thank You Congratulations CrashOverride Storage WiFi Regulation Error

Latest News & Events

Texas Professional IT Services LLC is proud to announce the launch of our new website at http://www.texproit.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our ser...

Contact Us

Learn more about what Texas Professional IT Services LLC can do for your business.

Call Us Today
Call us today
(832) 514-6260

1209 Decker Dr.
STE 202

Baytown, Texas 77520