Saas vs. In-House Server Comparison
How does the cost of cloud-based software (SaaS=Software as a Service) compare with software installed on a server in your office?
It is a difficult task to make a fair and accurate comparison. It is much like comparing the proverbial apples to oranges. But, in the space below an effort is being made to do so. Needless to say, your needs and requirements are probably different than those assumed in this article.
1. Real cost of ‘buying’ server-based software
Technically, software that you “purchased” and installed on your server in your office, was never really purchased. It was very likely licensed for your use. Furthermore, each year you were offered a maintenance agreement for service and support. At times, the maintenance agreement included upgrades […]