1. Computing
Paul Gil

Cloud Computing: What Is 'Software as a Service'?

By November 11, 2012

Follow me on:

In the vein of "Web 2.0" and "ASP", the concept of "SaaS/Cloud Computing" is here, and it is has scared Microsoft into offering MS Office online for free. You see, Software as a Service moves programs off your desktop and puts them in the Internet "cloud", where people just access their work using a Web browser and a secure internet connection. Things like MS Word and Outlook email no longer need to reside on your own hard drive. Read more about SaaS/cloud computing here...

(cloud computing illustration by Flickr)

Comments
February 21, 2010 at 4:55 am
(1) Naveen Gabrani says:

Another over of cloud computing.

Leave a Comment

Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.