One of the major trends for 2009 will surely be cloud computing, also called SaaS (software as a service). In bad economic times, organizations have less money to spend, and even more pressing needed to do more with less. Usually technology helps enable increased productivity. But paying for a software license, hardware, installation, training and support adds up, sometimes to more than the budget of a single project.
Integrating technologies to enable new types of Web 2.0 applications may be out of reach for organizations facing funding freezes as deep as the snow in the northeast this week. The answer could very well be cloud computing or SaaS. You get the advantage of all the latest technologies, but at a fraction of the cast because it’s a shared service.
Recently SpringCM announced it will be licensing its SaaS platform for application development. SpringCM has integrated 22 different content technologies, including imaging, document capture, search, version control, business process automation, fax, e-mail, records management, and a managers’ workflow console, into a single SaaS application. The platform has enterprise class security, and each individual has a separate login in with permissions.
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