Over the years, factors like requirement of the internet and data not being accessible simply through folders of hard disc’s directories, have contributed in the emergence of myths, a majority of which tend to downplay Saas as a software capable for daily usage.
People are reluctant to change and in the technological world dominated by easily downloadable antivirus applications, SAAS has found troubles & myths in its growth.
Here are some of those that have been quintessential in giving people the perspective they have right now, about SAAS:
Features not as advanced as those offered in SAAP:
Websites that have the maximum number of users on the internet are social media ones, like Facebook and Twitter. Hence, we as users start thinking of the web as a forum for light hearted content and staying connected with people. Serious tasks involving the corporate sector and other businesses do not really come into the picture.
This gives people a mindset that internet as a platform cannot provide enough sophistication to be useful as an entity to carry out company related work. Therefore, without completely exploring its features, we tend to conclude that it won’t be independently capable when used without support from a SAAP application.
Since data is on the cloud, it is less secure and safe:
The American writer Karen Cushman quoted, “Seems to me home is where I am loved and safe and needed.”
Following a similar construct, users feel comfortable having their files stored in their system’s hard drives which can be accessed without an internet connection. Having to keep files on the cloud makes users fear its privacy, and the probability of it getting lost if the SAAS application crashes.
This myth can be eradicated if customers realise that the probability of data getting lost is equally attached to files stored in local drives if the Windows or whichever platform is being used, corrupts.
Keeping aside the superstition of SAAS being unreliable for protecting data, there is a pressing need to rather prioritise the attributes attached to it and then take a call as to which out of SAAS and SAAP suits the needs of a specific user better.
SAAS doesn’t provide the option to customize features as required:
Large enterprises refrain from purchasing SAAS utilities since they assume that they wouldn’t be able to modify its functioning in accordance with their requirements.
So, unlike the freedom to switch off the option of daily scanning by offline antivirus softwares, customers tend to be of the view that SAAP would keep them restricted from customizing it’s features to what best fits their needs.
Here, it is necessary to dismiss these assumptions because along with the choice of customization, SAAS also offers the advantage that these customizations aren’t hampered when it undergoes an update, unlike SAAP.
The owners of my SAAS software can monitor every move of mine:
With the viral news of Facebook leaking its data, people fear being under the watch of certain organisations who could influence what’s visible to the users. Along with this, attaches the perception that users could be duped based on their daily activities over a specific SAAS software.
There is no denying that amidst these latest developments, especially that of Facebook, it requires customers to generate confidence within themselves before giving into a web software for managing their work.
But, this is the case where companies need to have a wise set of managers willing to research for a SAAS app’s reliability and purchasing it, thus having an edge over rivals scared to risk the idea of going for cloud computing.
SAAS technology is a replacement for a firm’s IT team:
Professionals of a company’s IT team are of the view that their role would be reduced to zilch with the incoming of a SAAS utility.
What’s essential to be understood is how rather than being an alternative to the IT team, SAAS is something that helps them devote more time to strategic planning and more complex tasks.
Considering how ‘Software as a Service’ is a domain that is being overshadowed by how the web world has shaped up till now, it would be a wise practice to show patience in the decision of finalizing whether to accept it or not.
AS Charles Darwin rightly said, “It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.”
IT’S TIME TO THINK BEYOND THE MYTHS AND GIVE SAAS THE CHANCE IT DESERVES!
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