I’ve never liked the term “As a Service,” not only because it sounds awkward when associated with various offerings (Software as a Service, Database as a Service, Business Processes as s Service, and so on), but also because it attempts to pigeonhole discrete functions that often overlap or are fuzzily defined.
Monikers aside, it appears most organizations have only been plodding along on the road to the “As-a-Service” wonderland anyway. Sure, there are some highly visible business success stories in the market — Amazon Web Services for servers and storage, Salesforce for customer relationship management, NetSuite for enterprise resource planning, Google for email and collaboration, Microsoft 365 for office productivity applications, and so forth.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.forbes.com
By Joe McKendrick. As Fersht and McGann put it, “the journey has only just begun and, frankly, there are some who have yet to realize that there is a journey to take. For most enterprises today, As-a-Service is still largely a pipe dream.”