As the cloud reality replaces the hype machine, sober
analysis of costs and benefits is becoming available. Chris
Chiappinelli sums it up nicely:
years ago, there was a rampant assumption that software delivered
via cloud computing was automatically cheaper than traditional
software deployed on-premises and bundled with costly hardware.
Over the long term, however, the assumption doesn’t hold—and it’s
important to remember that business software is meant to be enjoyed
over the long term.
More detail on the cost
breakdown of cloud vs on premesis computing is here.
No way to improve on Chis’s close :
computing and SaaS have matured enough to compete on more important
grounds. It’s time to take the mythical “50% off” sign out of the
Read Chris’s entire post.