More and more software vendors are moving their traditionally installed products online, and more and more organizations are moving their files and other data to the Cloud. But at the same time, we are bombarded by news stories about hackers, security breaches, and spying.
How do you reconcile these two truths? You can find a lot of strong opinions on the matter, but don’t make up your mind until you consider the pros and cons.
Cloud software—also known as hosted software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), ASP (Application Service Provider) Software, and On-Demand Software—refers to software installed on someone else’s computers (typically the vendor’s) that you access through your browser.