Software as a Service

Due to the current economic and business challenges faced today, organisations are under pressure to reduce expenditures and minimise project risks. Despite this, consumer expectations are on the rise with many environments expected to deliver enhanced services. It is for this reason that Insight Media have adapted their Wireless Access Control solution to enable deployment using a Software as a Service (SaaS) model.

 What’s the Difference?

The primary difference between a Software as a Service (SaaS) implementation and the more traditional internally managed approach is that Insight Media host and manage all server side hardware and software components. Furthermore, by adopting a Service Oriented Approach (SOA), large initial costs are replaced by more manageable annual license fees.

Insight Media believes that this approach offers the best way of investigating the benefits of a wireless hotspot solution for those environments wishing to avoid a major upfront investment.

 Why Choose SaaS?

The Software as a Service model typically offers a far simpler means of deploying software solutions as the more complex server components are installed and managed by the service provider. Not only does this approach reduce the demands on internal staff resources during the initial implementation phase but also helps avoid the need to purchase new hardware.

Moreover, a SaaS approach to implementation greatly reduces the risk of any project with initial costs being greatly reduced. Consequently, SaaS projects can often provide a means of implementing complex solutions without incurring large upfront costs.

Furthermore, SaaS offers a more attractive method for environments to assess a solution without going to the expense of buying the solution outright.

 

Benefits

  • Reduce initial project costs.
  • Reduce risk.
  • Offload responsibility for hardware and system upgrades to Insight Media.
  • No loss of core iCAM functionality.