PaaS, or passe

In the cloud computing space, there’s the SaaS model, its cousin DaaS, and their distant mate – Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). All the “XaaS” platforms exist and operate under the same umbrella, so to speak. The “Comparing Amazon’s and Google’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Offerings” article…

DaaS, the cousin

Earlier, I wrote about the SaaS (Software as a Service) model of software application delivery, and it drew the attention of Lars Leckie who writes about SaaS, and more recently wrote about DaaS (Data as a Service), on his blog. Lars’ company, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, are big investors…

Pain in the SaaS

Ben Yoskovitz shares his experience with SaaS (Software as a Service), in which he suggests that vendors should charge their customers monthly, or offer discounts for longer term commitments. In my opinion, a more efficient option will be to offer a PAYG (pay as you go) model (with discount incentives)…

Yahoo! Mash Invites

Yahoo! launched its own social networking app called Mash, which is in an invitation-only beta as of now. If anyone needs an invite to Mash then drop me a comment message (below). It’s too early to say whether Mash will claim a market share among the more popular…