On-demand software deployment, also referred to as software as a service (SaaS), is the next step in the evolution of software development. In a very short time, on-demand has evolved from being perceived as a unique way to deliver point solutions, to acceptance as a viable model for deploying and managing mission-critical applications.
Indeed, both Gartner Research and AMR Research are projecting growth of SaaS to be twice as fast as the overall enterprise applications market through 2011.
On-demand, outsourced IT models, such as application service provider (ASP), business process outsourcer (BPO) and managed service provider (MSP) have become fairly common. But true on-demand delivery of enterprise applications has only recently gained traction fueled in part by improved communications availability, security, reliability and bandwidth. Customer relationship management, payroll, human resources and more are now available on demand. Companies are increasingly evaluating the potential for SaaS in the manufacturing part of their businesses.
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