Tag: PaaS

The Benefits and Challenges of Platform-as-a-Service

PaaS, or Platform as a Service, is a set of cloud-based technologies that allow Software as a Service (SaaS) applications to be developed and hosted on a high-level programming platform. It differs from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in that it provides higher level services and capabilities rather than pure…

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Salesforce Gets Closer to the Customer Through Demandware Acquisition

Salesforce’s announced acquisition today of Demandware is another big step in the company’s path to get closer to the customer. The addition of ecommerce platform capabilities is a logical extension to the existing Salesforce suite and further rounds out the Salesforce platform in its view of the customer lifecycle. However,…

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How PaaS and IaaS are Changing Software Business Models

Traditional software business models have been based on delivering installed software for up front license fees and annual maintenance charges, or more recently, subscription based software-as-a-service (SaaS). In recent years, the SaaS model has become prevalent, due partially to the expansion of mobile applications and pervasive broadband Internet infrastructure. In…

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Platform as a Service (PaaS):

Why the leaders haven’t even scratched the surface yet [Contributed by Jeffrey Vogel, Managing Director | Bulger Partners]PaaS (Platform as a Service) is a new name for an old product category.   PaaS vendors are springing up everywhere, providing application stacks, middleware, application development tools, and provisioning and scaling capabilities for…

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