One of the truisms of the technology industry is “he who cheapens the standard first wins.” By that I mean that many companies spend more time figuring out how to justify associating themselves with the latest buzzwords than actually understanding if there’s any value in them and building products accordingly.
Enter SaaS. I’m a firm believer in SaaS. In fact I refuse to install almst anything locally, whether on servers or on my desktop. (Although I did make a recent exception for the Photoshop CS3 beta.) It’s simply not worth it. Vista? Not until I get stuck in one of the inevitable upgrade traps they’ve no doubt planned for me.
So what’s the problem. The term’s being attached to everything these days and as a result users are beginning to get confused.
Now Zoli Erdos in responding to a post by Dennis Howlett jokingly (I hope) suggests SES, or Software Enabled Service.
Well, I’m not quite ready to make that switch . . . yet.