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On Premises

On Premises, as the opposite of SaaS (Software as a Service). The expression refers to hosting or installation of an application on servers owned and operated by the organisation. Usually this will be at the premises the business operates from (hence then name).

The advantages and disadvantages of on-premises are largely an inverse of SaaS. A potential benefit is improved security since the system can be held behind a corporate firewall and strongly defended from external threats. This is counterbalanced by reduced ease of access for any external users, especially asset suppliers or users such as photographers or creative agencies.

On-premise solutions are often less scalable since they depend on the capacity of the organisation itself, however, they are also less at risk due to the failure of a dependent supplier (e.g. hosting services provider).

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Edited by Ralph Windsor on 11/11/2013 at 11:52

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Edited by Ralph Windsor on 11/11/2013 at 11:52


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