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July 12, 2006
A nice idea by scrivs. Everyone is so caught up with SAAS (software as a service) that they constantly overlook the fact that most IT shops (and many normal people) don't like leaving their data in other peoples hands.
I think many web pro's gravitate to SAAS because they're lazy. They think it's easier to deal with because everything is on their servers and it's quick to make changes and you don't have to convince people to upgrade, etc etc. I think most of those statements are actual false, but even if they are true none of those reasons have anything to do with your customers. Those aren't your customers needs their your own. Of course there are some apps that work great for SAAS and some customers will always want the hosted option and that's fine, but it's not a panacea. There are many many companies and people that want to maintain control of their information beyond simply being able to download it.