Software-as-a-service: Beyond the Architecture Discussion

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As software-as-a-service (SaaS) deployments have moved from relatively small implementations to more complex enterprise environments, it has become clear that SaaS has spawned more than an architectural debate around on-premise software deployment versus a multi-tenant provider-hosted environment. This paper discusses the business model required for SaaS providers, and the key benefits for customers and providers.
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