If you haven’t heard the phrase Software-as-a-Service or SaaS for short then its time to crawl out from under your rock as it is fast becoming the technology of choice for many businesses to replace traditional on-premise software.
There’s a good reason for that too as confidence is high, there’s continuing growth and access has never been easier due to faster connectivity. Therefore we’re starting to see several business software solutions catching the media buzz – including social CRM, business intelligence, customer experience management and so on
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems seem to have been around since the dawn of man. I’m pretty sure Neanderthals used an ERP system to note down how many bison or deer they killed during their last hunt.
Despite the dominance of ERP systems throughout the business world, we regularly see headlines with proclamations of their imminent demise, as though they are soon to be replaced by new software developed by another teenage whizzkid in his bedroom during his downtime between stints on World of Warcraft
In the coming months, it’s highly likely that you’ll hear a lot about the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) or ‘Internet of Everything’ (IoE), very vague sounding turns of phrase that you may think are strictly reserved for Star Trek nerds, technophiles and geeks.
The potential for the Internet of Things is so huge, however, that it may be about to make the inventions of the wheel, sliced bread and even its own Father, the Internet, look like trivial steps in mankind’s journey into the future, and, more importantly, change the way you order pizza forever