It’s likely you’ve heard both the terms Cloud Computing and SaaS. But what do they mean and how are they relevant to the way you utilize your valuable real estate tools? To put it in simple terms, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services over the internet, or the “cloud.” It’s likely you’re using cloud computing right now. If you benefit from programs online to watch your favorite shows or movies, send emails to your friends and family, or store pictures from your last vacation – congratulations, you’re utilizing the cloud.
But what about SaaS? Software as a Service (SaaS) is a software distribution model in which a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers over the Internet, as opposed to the end user being required to download (or heaven forbid upload from a CD) the software to use it. SaaS is often considered one of the categories of cloud computing.