Software broadcasting

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Software broadcasting is a way of delivering business software so that it can be accessed from anywhere, and on a subscription basis.

It allows a company's employees to access their data and software securely from anywhere with an internet connection, and the software that can be broadcast includes Microsoft Office, accounting software, and any other software including bespoke applications..

The phrase was termed first, in a Software-as-a-Service context, by Charles Black of Nasstar plc.[1][not in citation given]

The service operates much like satellite television services with software being broadcast from a central source.

Software broadcasting takes the principles of desktop virtualization and allows access remotely for the purposes described above.