Week 8 Reflection On Achievement Of Outcomes

Posted By Admin @ Mar 02, 2022

Tittle: What is cloud-based computing? What is software as a service (SaaS)?

Case Study

Engineering

APA

Ans. cloud-based computing means that a type of computing that instead of focus on local servers or personal devices to handle applications, prefers to relies on shared computing resources. Cloud computing is performed outside the organization's firewall that taking service and moving them outside. Through the web, different applications, other services, and storage are accessed. By the cloud customer on an, as needed or pay per use business model, the service is used or delivered through the internet and also paid for it. Cloud computing has many characteristics like measured service, rapid elasticity or expansion, resource pooling, broad network access, and on-demand self-service. It also offers many benefits to customers and organizations according to their needs and requirements. Some basic benefits are; high availability, anytime access, security, low costs, scalability, and convenience. According to the customer's requirement its also use many different models like SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. (Beal, 2019)

Software as a service is a software distribution model in which the provider host as third party offer applications and through internet provides all the customers. SaaS is the main part of cloud computing. On-demand delivery computing software models and application service provider also related to the SaaS. The ASP is just like SaaS according to hosted application management model that provides software to customers and also approved the end-users through the internet. The provider offers customer network-based access to a single copy of an application that the provider creates for the SaaS distribution specifically in the software on-demand SaaS model. When new features and functionalities are rolled out where the application source code is the same for the customers and they also rolled out the customers. (Singleton, 2019)

1. Why do you believe your company should implement software as a service (SaaS) to solve company needs rather than developing your software or purchasing off the shelf solutions?

Ans. Company has to implement the software as a service to resolve the needs of the company. Because it provides lots of benefits and facilities to the company and makes the company more profitable according to its sales increase. Company has to clearly understand its infrastructure so that the better integration of SaaS gives more benefit to the organization. Professional SaaS service provider supports all the requirements in the most effective way and also develop in the business along with term value that can handle the customer's requirements. The integration of SaaS helps the company to make proper adjustment according to own needs and requirements and also offer many facilities to its customers that make the business more profitable and increase its sales.

 SaaS also determine that what sort of It professional is required to settle the platform of SaaS and manage the company operations and system. Integration of SaaS also must he automated that can bring changes according to company requirement and clients needs. After the implementation of SaaS, the employees must be trained and highly qualified to manage all the basic requirements of the company. The solution of SaaS is implemented in all the processes of the business according to company size and its structure, it also offers many choices to the company according to its targets. They are priced on a subscription model instead of a perpetual license, it not required any hardware specifically, many IT responsibilities also fall in the vendor of SaaS, hosting is main and centralized in the business and it offers web-based application according to customer's convenience. (vmokshagroup.com, 2019)

2. What benefit do SaaS solutions provide to businesses like your company and office depot?

Ans. software as a service provider is the most commonly used software as compared to the traditional installation of standard software in the environment of business. in this software the company never pay off the software rather they rental the software and get required benefits. They have legally authorized for the usage of the software on that period which is specified according to company need. So there are many benefits that SaaS has and enjoy the company who integrate the SaaS in its infrastructure. Benefits of the SaaS include easy to use and proof of concepts perform, new upgrades, integration and scalability, lower costs, reduced time to benefit, multitenant architecture, get better access at global level, and cross-device compatibility.

Easy to use and proof concepts perform means that SaaS offers easy to use the facility to its users with the sample inside and best practice. Customers can test the software and also give proof of concepts with the new features of the software.

Integrations and scalability mean that in a cloud environment the solutions reside as they have integration with others and also scalable. They utilize the server capacity planning to manage all the integration.

New upgrades mean that SaaS provides latest and updated solutions and easily available to its all customers. Costs and efforts according to upgrading are less as compare to traditional methods.

Lower cost means that in the shared environment the software and hardware cost very economical.

Reduce time to benefit means that is provided quickly and configured with the installation and also provide a solution in fewer periods.

3. Provide four lists of alternative cloud-based integration platform service providers which offer cloud-based solutions to small medium-sized businesses.

Ans. many excellent software tools are present in the market place for the best integration platform as a service solution. These different software’s offer different budgets, deployment methods, verticals and cases according to business requirement. The iPaaS model incorporated with the self-service and EAI data preparation products by its nature. These different services can connect the data source and also operate in the cloud. Such type of market gets prominent in 2015 and consider a new and determine its strong position in the market place. As opposed to providing a large number of granular options, the solutions are more focus on quickly connecting systems in general terms. There are also many platforms related to integration and also offer cloud services to different users according to their features and requirement of customers. Four main platforms offer high-quality service to users and also offer many facilities to different companies according to their custom-built requirements. These four are action, dell Boomi, Sligo and Informatica.

Action is the tool of data management that offer automated actions through the different operation of the business. Action data connect integrates with the support of big data and handle a wide range of sources op-premises and data volume in the hybrid environment or cloud.

Dell Boomi atmosphere integration platform provides a large number of process of integration between on-premises systems, SaaS applications and cloud platforms. To configure application integrations with the data mapping and drag and drop feature it utilizes the visual interface.

Celigo integration platform is an effective tool of integration platform as a service that offer business users a set of wizards that develop the flow of data between different systems in the company.