I love it when people come around to my way of thinking.

The unreasonablemen – after much discussion, deliberation and consultation, just posted that in fact they concur with my viewpoint that SaaS needs to be in the clouds (but that how far into the clouds can be debated).

Their defining feature list of SaaS;

  • The application sits in some sort of cloud – normally the internet, but can be a private cloud
  • It is multi-tenanted
  • It requires no / minimal onsite configuration
  • Bills on some sort of user pays or subscription model.

I’m not sure I entirely agree with the billing part though – Google apps is SaaS (and I guess advertising revenue kind of constitutes user pays – in a round about way).

Nice to have you on board unreasonablemen!

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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