And it struck that how powerful the connection is to Platform as a Service software (PaaS). The idea behind this new generation of software, especially on the Enterprise side, isn't that the vendor does all the work to create amazing applications and services. It is way more collaborative than that... Salesforce.com explains it well here...
PaaS provides all the infrastructure needed to develop and run applications over the Internet. Users can access custom apps built in the cloud, just like their SaaS apps, while IT departments and ISVs can focus on innovation instead of complex infrastructure. By leveraging PaaS, organizations can redirect a significant portion of their budgets from “keeping the lights on” to creating applications that provide real business value.
|This drawing, probably above all else, created|
by yours truly, really captures the power of the
platform better than anyone ever has, right? :)