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I agree with you that SaaS is obviously connection dependant [sp. dependent] , and the inherent risks that lie within that fact. However, more and more companies are becoming very web-oriented. The jobs that are part of this web-oriented structure can easily be identified as: Those who get to go home for the day, because the ISP is down. And currently, there are a lot of those already.

Currently, ISP's do not provide companies with that ultra-high-speed pipe, but as SaaS increases in popularity, so will the understanding of ISP's to these companies.

I don't agree with you on your third point. With respect to 's solution, only the applications themselves are hosted on the SaaS providers' servers, not data. And if data must be stored remotely, then most certainly a compan's IT legal experts would not sign a contract with any 'held-hostage' data clauses. As well, if a company can't afford to pay the fees for their employees to use the software, then there are some serious problems with that company, as SaaS should be more economical than buying high-cost multi-user licenses.

Comment to Editors interested in this article[edit]


"SaaS was originally considered a potential security and operational risk. Many businesses wish to keep their information technology operations under internal control. However, there is a counter-argument that the professionals operating SaaS applications may have much better security and redundancy tools available to them, and therefore the level of service may be superior in many cases. SaaS applications pose some difficulty for businesses that need extensive customization. SaaS vendors have made progress however, with both customization and publication of their programming interfaces. In addition, the availability of open source applications, inexpensive hardware and low cost bandwidth combine to offer compelling economic reasons for businesses to operate their own software applications, particularly as open source solutions have become higher quality and easier to install."

I have singled out this paragraph as an example of the general problems with this article.

The first two sentences talk about a concern that is likely to be raised by people in any organization that is considering moving an important application to SaaS.

Paragraph three goes into what I think of as "sales mode": "professionals operating SaaS applications etc etc". The concern about loss of internal control is at best only partly addressed by the claim that the SaaS applications are developed and operated by "professionals". This is a good argument in a sales presentation, because it sounds good, but it does not belong in an encyclopedia.

Moving on, "customization" is a new issue and should have a new paragraph.

The next sentence, "SaaS vendors have made progress etc etc" is back in sales pitch mode. It is not really a specific factual statement about customization, but a general reassurance.

The last sentence of the paragraph has little to do with the rest of the paragraph. It strikes me as pretty much pure sales pitch.

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The article is very wordy, IMO.

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Question:Do all On-Demand services come under the definition of SaaS?[edit]

Question:Do all On-Demand services come under the definition of SaaS?

Emerging Trends[edit]

I suggest adding sub-heading under Emerging Trends for Social Innovation applications. This topic relates to companies providing applications as Software as a Profound Service SaaPS. These companies are specifically providing services (applications) to empower profound social change.--BlueMonkeySailing (talk) 14:38, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Do you have any independent sources for that? - MrOllie (talk) 15:51, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
I could only find this one source SaaPS reference--BlueMonkeySailing (talk) 16:09, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
We would need an academic paper or perhaps a newspaper source, not a church that is engaging in the practice. - MrOllie (talk) 16:20, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Data security: issue versus concern[edit]

This is a suggestion.
Under the section "Adoption challenges", is the statement:

 "Because data are being stored on the vendor's servers, data security becomes an issue."

I believe this should be slightly re-worded as:

 "Because data are being stored on the vendor's servers, data security can be a concern."

The text "data security becomes an issue" implies that data security is really an "issue" (i.e. problem), and that it is so for all users in general. The suggested edit would imply that data security is not a problem by default, but that it can be of concern for some users.

Tropicalbeaches (talk) 13:42, 24 April 2017 (UTC)