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    So much hullabalu is afoot in the press these days regarding Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing and Web 2.0 that our own internal news service had to create a new RSS feed category just to optimally classify and keep tabs on the trends, stories and technologies claiming to be a part of the...
  • Blog Post: S+S = SaaS + PaaS + IaaS + DaaS!

    One of my first blog posts over a year and half ago was entitled S+S=SaaS? which delved into the Microsoft definition of Software Plus Services and how that related to the broader industry concept of Software as a Service.  Today, that state of cloud understanding seems long outdated – both in terms...
  • Blog Post: S+S=SaaS?

      Microsoft’s vision of cloud computing is called, and being marketed as Software + Services .  The original, more broadly accepted term, as you are likely aware, is Software as a Service .  What’s the difference, if any?  Should you care?  Or is Microsoft just trying to re-invent...
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    Snow days, carpool conflicts, broken bones, learning disabilities, the flu, excessive heat, hurricanes, weapon threats, cyber-bullying, failed levies, family vacation…  Any of these factors, and many others, could mean unintended missed school days and a disruption in the learning continuum, at...