Daas and SaaS: It's been 38 years since the computer της IBM. Δεν ήταν ο πρώτος υπολογιστής, αλλά ήταν αυτός που οδήγησε τον Bill Gates και τη Microsoft στην επιτυχία.
Since then the PC revolution has begun. Prior to that time, only hobbyists and scientists had access to computers.
Then came the reliance on the big computer companies, Microsoft first and then Apple the 1984.
But we had the power. We have gone through the golden age of personal computers. Power-users decided what we would use in the office, not the CIO.
The first "bring your own device" type change didn't start in 2004 with the first smartphones. It happened in the 80s, with the rise of cheap IBM clones. I remember her transport of my non-portable Compaq Portable in the office because it gave me more flexibility in my work.
That's what happened then. Let's see what's happening now.
Today, we still have computers in our office, but increasingly, we use Software-as-a-service (SaaS) όπως το Office 365. Πράγματι, το δημοφιλές google Linux-based Chromebook uses Google SaaS applications.
And it's not just applications. Microsoft seems to be directing the market to a Desktop as a Service (DaaS) model.
Or, let's put it another way, which may sound more familiar: Windows as a Service.
Using Microsoft Managed Desktop (MMD), Windows 10 Enterprise, Office 365, and the Enterprise Mobility + Security package, management of the system goes to the Cloud, and comes bundled with Microsoft 365 Enterprise.
The next step, the Windows Virtual Desktop, it's almost here. It will allow you to virtualize on Windows 7 and 10, Office 365 ProPlus applications, and other Azure-based virtual machine applications.
Η Microsoft δεν είναι η μόνη που αρχίζει να στρέφεται στο μοντέλο DaaS. Η Citrix που πάει κι αυτή “όπου φυσάει ο άνεμος” ετοιμάζει τις δικές της προσφορές DaaS όπως και VMware.
I don't think Windows 10 as a standalone desktop operating system will cease to exist. After all, we will need to log in somewhere to access a virtual desktop.
Of course, all of the above may sound very nice to some people who love SaaS programs. I don't blame them.
The Chrome OS Pixelbook with Google Docs is handy. But DaaS and SaaS trends also have a dark side.
If we finally start using some all-in-one SaaS, we give all the power to big companies.
We go back to the 70s when IBM was preparing the public for the use of computers. Today, it will be Google and Microsoft, but the model seems to be the same.
In the future if you want to have your own environment, you'll need either a Mac desktop, or a Linux computer. This is one of the reasons I prefer Linux with open source software like LibreOffice. I'm responsible for my system, and my data.
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