SaaS ‘boosted by recession’
Cost cutting causes companies to consider more use of the cloud (Emma Furze)
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The recession may have had a negative impact on many businesses, but software as a service (SaaS) has not been affected, it has been identified.
Steve Schuckenbrock, president of Dell’s large enterprise arm, noted that the global financial crisis has led to a greater take up of the technology.
Speaking to IT Pro, he stressed that cloud computing in particular has fared well in the face of financial hardship.
He continued: “The recession has accelerated the adoption of cloud, not held it back.
“The speed and the pricing model are to thank for [it] and speed and cost will always win.”
Mr Schuckenbrock noted that moving to cloud servers may not be the best option for many firms, mainly because the technology is still finding its feet in many respects.
“For example, I have been talking to two banks, one says it is heading to the cloud, the other says it is never going to,” he revealed.
At present, SaaS means that applications are slowed down, the expert added, which is something likely to be addressed in the near future.
Cloud computing adoption is growing at over six times the rate of traditional IT, IDC revealed in recent weeks.
Source: IT Pro