On-premises software (abbreviated as "on-prem" or incorrectly said as "on-premise") is installed and runs on computers on the premises of the person or organization using the software, rather than at a remote facility such as a server farm or cloud. On-premises software is sometimes referred to as “shrinkwrap” software, and off-premises software is commonly called “software as a service” ("SaaS") or “cloud computing”.
There is some debate as to the validity of the term "on-premise" compared with its synonym "on-premises", even though its usage is older and more common. The term "on-premise" is also commonplace among technology companies and technology news sources.
- "On-Premise vs On-Premises – Who Cares?". Adam Fowler IT. Adam Fowler. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
- Unscramble. "On-Premises VS on premise - removing some confusion".
- Brian Madden (May 2014). "So apparently we lost the grammar war, and on-premises is just called "on premise" now?".
- "Google Trends".
- Mary Jo Foley (June 2015). "Microsoft delivers tool for connecting on-premise directories to Azure Active Directory".
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