There was a lot of debate in the blogosphere about what cloud computing is and what it can do. The best and most definitive definition I found on the Gartner research channel. Cloud Computing is not just a new technology that provides new functions, but a paradigm shift in companies' IT-related thinking.
According to Darryl Plummer,
"In the IT world, we always forced our users to look at technology as if it were the thing they should have paid for. I want to generate a lot of invoices for a month, how many invoices they want to send, if they can start thinking about this way, they can start making decisions at business level and the IT team no longer has to justify spending at a technological level. "
However, functionality-based procurement is far from the only thing Cloud Computing changes. I think this is a huge step in the efficiency of the IT market caused by labor sharing. CRM systems are built and maintained by CR specialists, BI systems, and BI professionals. In-house IT professionals provide the right functionality and strategic guidance for their business. But how can we protect the intellectual isolation and lack of innovation Adam Smith warns of?
Well, I think that the answer to the SaaS model is: the upgrade to SaaS applications is quick and easy, so a sensitive provider will always put his ear on the ground and build on the received feedback. If someone else registers an error in the software the next day, the manufacturer can record and update the software for the afternoon. This development process can be made collaborative between the manufacturer and the user. The resulting "conversations" can prevent the formation of intellectual silos and allow the product to be developed to meet the needs of its customers.
The third major shift that SaaS promotes is not a work of its own, but SaaS technology will undoubtedly push it much better than before. People have worked together since the first Darwinian think tank had a selective advantage through co-operation, but now only SaaS has allowed people to work on specific projects from the other side of the world. Further fragmentation of geographical barriers not only makes businesses more efficient, but also enriches and facilitates social and private life.
Is not this far-thinking idealism at all? After all, SaaS is not yet generally accepted and worshiped. Personally, I think that, despite the hype, these shifts naturally occur naturally, as we saw on mobile phones and on the web, and they quickly forgot that they would ever live without them. The lines between the desktop and the browser are still blurry until you forget about the split.