As a Service

IoT, cloud, and the logical progression to everything ‘as a service’

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: Alex Vilner.

The growth of all things connected and of all things cloud seems unstoppable, and monikers are jumping to the logical end…that the Internet of Things will be the Internet of Everything and that the 'as a service' model will morph into 'everything as a service'. On-demand products have always had a place in business...

For more than forty years, mainframe time has been sold ‘as a service’ where users only pay for what they need when they need it. At a time when businesses are growth hacking their way to larger and larger client bases and new companies are coming online every day, the on-demand model provides the perfect balance of functionality and value...

Cloud and as a service IT hold the key to creating a truly circular economy

Grazed from ITProPortal.  Author: Christian Lanng.

The last few decades have seen a huge amount of effort and resources poured in to sustainability and corporate responsibility initiatives.  Despite the valuable intentions, many have struggled to make a real difference, or at least on the required scale. This is no-one’s fault in particular, but because production has outstripped planetary boundaries and the environment is contending with mass-scale pollution.

But why is this? Succinctly put: “Companies can’t be sustainable in an unsustainable society.”  The idea of a sharing economy was borne out of a need to rectify this situation. It is a system built around the sharing of human and physical resources and there are hundreds of compelling new businesses tapping into this idea...