1.1.4 Compare the implementation of systems using a client's hardware with hosting systems remotely.

Clients Hardware
- Can directly test with the possible user
- If multiple clients, will need to test each hardware, especially if they are different.
- Hardware cost and maintenance cost needs to be considered.
- Easy access to hardware

Hosting system remotely
- May be accessed from anywhere
- Multiple platforms can access the server
- No need for a server technician

"Software as a Service (SaaS) is a software distribution model in which applications are hosted by a vendor or service provider and made available to customers over a network, typically the Internet.

Benefits of the SaaS model include:

  • easier administration
  • automatic updates and patch management
  • compatibility: All users will have the same version of software.
  • easier collaboration, for the same reason
  • global accessibility." from searchcloudcomputing

Created By:D3LTA
Last update:04/03/13