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Feb 1 2008   4:11PM GMT

At least one-third of business application software spending will be SaaS

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

With software as service (SaaS), the user organisation pays for software services in proportion to use. This is fundamentally different from the fixed-price perpetual license of the traditional on-premises technology. Endorsed and promoted by all leading business applications vendors (Oracle, SAP, Microsoft) and many Web technology leaders (Google, Amazon), the SaaS model of deployment and distribution of software services will enjoy steady growth in mainstream use during the next five years.

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