Another Look at the “As a Service” Offerings

Software as a Service (SAAS) Licensed Software applications where they are provided on outside infrastructure.

Desktop as a Service (DAAS) There are at least 5 vendors as of today that are offering DAAS.  This means the actual desktop data and processsing is handled outside the user's PS and in the cloud.  The user uses a PC or another device to execute the desktop.  This is in some ways similar to a remote desktop connection except the hardware is in the cloud.

Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) This involves using hardware in the cloud as the platform for executing as well as items such as storage in the cloud.

Platform as a Service (PAAS) Infrastructure and hosted software for building software applications. The organization's developers or outsourced developers produce custom corporate applications on the PAAS.

Blogging as a Service (BAAS) Bloggers providing hopefully useful content on the web that others can access and comment on.  Alright, I coined this one myself.  But arguably this could fit into the definition of "as a service." How to start a blog, if you are interested.

Others speak of items such as Humans as a Service ( Haas) and many more but I fear these are getting carried away.