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Why do we buy services rather than products?

posted Jul 27, 2009, 10:21 PM by Francois Tricot   [ updated Feb 21, 2011, 8:44 AM ]
In IT, I pushed hard to get rid of servers (like Lotus Notes) and to subscribe to services (like Google App).
We (in the IT department) are now using several applications directly on the Internet, rather than buying, installing and running servers ourselves :
Here is a very good presentation of why IT is now moving to the Internet. The concept is known in IT as 'Cloud Computing' or 'Software as a Service'. As usual, IT guys try to explain what's behind the concept. This one is very good. Take 14 minutes.

What is Cloud Computing ?