Google Apps proves SaaS is here to stay

The development of applications by Google proved that Software as a Service (SaaS) will last for a number of years, an updated report has concluded.

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A study by Burton Group found that the development of a web-native software application and operation of that technology can be adapted to a number of major uses and is in the industry "to stay".

However, the research warned enterprise and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) architects that they still need to be cautious when developing and using the technologies.

Guy Creese, vice president and research director for Burton, told SearchSOA.com: "Weve gotten past the place where business people think SaaS is a passing fad."

But he warned that it is early days for Google Apps - which allows the online storage of data in a similar fashion to Microsoft Office - with small businesses and universities the target market at the moment.

Mr Creese said: "It isnt that Google Apps is a bad choice for everyone.

"Its just at the moment I would say its a choice that you need to wait to mature for larger enterprises."

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