Software-as-a-Service Myths

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BusinessWeekonline on Software-as-a-Service Myths, an article by Jeffrey Kaplan:

“For years, organizations of all sizes have suffered the hassles and unexpected costs that accompany deploying and maintaining a variety of traditional software applications that, ironically, were intended to make them more productive. Now a new breed of Web-based services are pushing legacy applications aside and finally giving users the business benefits they’ve been seeking.

Despite the success of these companies, many people are still skeptical about the long-term success of SaaS. Others are concerned that recent outages represent a fundamental fault line in the SaaS landscape. As someone who has consulted with a variety of SaaS users and vendors and manages a rapidly growing directory of SaaS players, which can be seen at, here’s my response to some of the most common myths associated with SaaS.”