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Software as a Service

No doubt you’ve heard of cloud computing. It has changed the way people and businesses use the Internet. Now more companies are turning to another form of cloud-based computing called Software as a Service. SaaS is a delivery system for centrally hosted applications over the Internet. So instead of downloading the software to run on your PC, the program is hosted by a third-party provider. Users then have access to this through a web browser interface.

Some of the better-known examples of Software as a Service include Office 365,  Salesforce and DocuSign. With the success of these companies alone, it’s easy to understand why SaaS is a multi-billion-dollar business and growing in popularity year after year. Using it in your daily operations can help with accounting and invoicing, tracking sales, planning, monitoring performance and messaging services.

So, what are the advantages to a business using SaaS? Because the software is on a server, it can be updated centrally. Traditional software requires updates on individual machines. Because of that, updates are deployed in a more efficient and inexpensive way. Another pro to SaaS is its accessibility. Access only requires a browser and an internet connection, so users can log in from anywhere. Data is also stored in the cloud and not part of a PC or other device that may malfunction or get lost or stolen.

Because of these factors, more companies are turning to SaaS. By the end of 2019, it’s expected that 58 percent of businesses will move all their apps to Software as a Service. That number is predicted to grow even higher in the next three years. When 2023 rolls around, a whopping 86 percent of businesses are expected to have made the switch.

Obviously, internet reliability becomes a huge factor in SaaS. There’s no time for outages or security breaches when it comes to day-to-day operations. High-performance broadband is essential for SaaS to  maximize productivity for those who use it. Speed counts when you’re trying to meet deadlines and grow your own business or brand. We used to look at downloads speeds as the primary metric for broadband.  Now, being able to upload items to the cloud quickly is vital.  Fast, symmetrical and reliable broadband is essential to using SaaS.

For your cloud-based computing , businesses need an Internet provider that has a  high-performing, scalable and reliable connection. That’s where Clearwave Communications comes into the equation.  Clearwave’s network was built to meet the heavy demands of businesses and the shift to cloud computing and SaaS.

To learn more about the services Clearwave Communications can offer your business, call 877-552-9284.