Over on her ebizQ blog, Krissi Danielsson has noted that the buzzword success of Software as a Service (SaaS) has spawned numerous aaS imitators, including Data, Architecture and Voice all “as a Service.” In his ZDNet blog, Phil Wainewright added that aaS is redundant because the very function of business is to provide services.
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It’s about time some sane, responsible folks pointed out that we’re heading into buzzword overkill with “as a service.” Yet we’d be remiss if we didn’t have some irresponsible fun with aaS before it becomes yesterday’s catchphrase.
For instance, here’s a list of software possibilities that still haven’t had their aaSes handed to them:
- Hidden License Fees as a Service (HLFaaS)
- Stovepipe Application Sprawl as a Service (SASaaS)
- Integration Spaghetti as a Service (ISaaS)
- Every Vendor Insures Lock-in as a Service (EVILaaS)
- Must Upgrade to the Expensive Enterprise Version If You Want It to Scale as a Service (MUttEEVIYWItSaaS)
- Rogue Services as a Service (RSaaS)
Also, as we all know fortune cookie proverbs are made infinitely better by adding ‘in bed” at the end. Let’s try that with “as a service.”
- Count your blessings by thinking of those whom you love … as a service.
- Plan for many pleasures ahead … as a service.
- Something you lost will soon turn up … as a service.
- Good things are being said about you … as a service.
- Fame, riches and romance are yours for the asking … as a service.
- A friend asks only of your time … as a service.
- Romance comes into your life this year in a very unusual sort of way … as a service.
- Stop and smell the roses … as a service.
- Someday you shall see a wise person in the mirror … as a service.
- He who shows too much cheek to a lady may have it slapped … as a service.