Tue, Aug 26 2008 12:16
As a service
Okay I am getting used to SaaS (software as a service). I can handle HaaS (Hardware as a service) but now we have PaaS...which is depending on whom you read... either
http://smbitpros.com/2008/08/25/purchasing-as-a-service/ Procurement as a Service or
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platform_as_a_service Platform as a Service
Now if you ask me PAAS is not either one, but the easter egg coloring kits we buy every year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paas
When they get to Life as a Service (LaaS) then I'll know we've gone too far in the abbreviations.
One of the worst abbreviations in the techonlogy industry is POS. Which, yes, I know means Point of Sale, but dang do I have to sometimes mentally shift my mind to think of it as Point of Sale as sometimes you never know if someone is ranting about a Piece of.... well you know.
So what other "as a service" do we have out there?
BaaS? Blogging as a Service?
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