As A Service, Cloud Services Defined

I recently turned to my long suffering fiancee and requested that she deliver me BaaS (Breakfast As A Service) every morning. The request wasn’t well received, and neither was the long winded explanation about how everything else is available as a service these days, so why not breakfast. Needless to say, I have been making breakfast for weeks.

AAS (As A Service) is one of those marketing tag lines which seems to have taken hold and gained great tracking across the IT industry. Perhaps the most prominent of these is SaaS – Software As A Service. In this post, we’re going to explore where this paradigm has come from and we’ll look at some of the more visible acronyms out there.

From Product to Service

Historically, the majority of Information Technology was provided to organisations by software development companies, who would create products and then sell licenses to use […]