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...

XaaS is defined – by TechTarget – as “a collective term said to stand for a number of things including “X as a service,” “anything as a service” or “everything as a service.”” XaaS could just as easily refer to CaaS (communication as a service) as it could PaaS (platform as a service). As long as the service is delivered over the internet and not installed locally, it meets the “aaS” requirements...

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