Infrastructure

5 considerations when choosing between a SaaS or on-premises

Adoption of software as a service (SaaS) is accelerating and many organizations are realizing the transformative benefits. A recent IBM study highlighted how leading organizations (Pacesetters) are leveraging SaaS deployments to unlock benefits such as reduced total cost of ownership (TCO), increased enterprise collaboration and enhanced market agility. Enterprise software vendors are realizing that deployment […]

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What is software as a service (SaaS)?

Even if you’ve never heard the term software as a service (SaaS) before, you know what it is already. You’re using it right now, and I’d wager that you have at least a couple of other software as a service programs open in another tab (or another window). It’s everything from Google search to Facebook […]

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What is platform as a service (PaaS)?

To answer the question, “What is PaaS?” let’s start with a basic definition: Platform as a service (PaaS) is a cloud-based computing environment designed to support the rapid development, running and management of applications. It is integrated and abstracted from the lower-level infrastructure components. For a more offical version, you can click here for the […]

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What is infrastructure as a service (IaaS)?

What is IaaS? It seems like a simple, innocuous question. However, as with most technical topics, things are never as they appear. IaaS is no different. To illustrate this, I reached out to four IBM cloud leaders and posed that simple question. What I got back were answers heavily influenced by their world view—where they came […]

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What is mobile cloud computing?

We have been observing some significant technology trends for the last few years. Cloud computing and mobile are two such things. Widespread adoption of these two is changing our lives, the way we do business and most of our day-to-day dealings. The domain of systems of engagement is getting bigger and bigger. It is no […]

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PaaS comes of age: Why platform as a service needs to be part of your cloud strategy

IBM made a number of cloud announcements today, advancing the capabilities for small and large businesses alike in the area of cloud computing. If you read through the announcements, you will find a new set of capabilities called “IBM SmartCloud Application Services.” These new capabilities for IBM SmartCloud provide, in essence, a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution. […]

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