Technology as a service can come in many forms. You may have heard of desktop-as-a-service, infrastructure-as-a-service or software-as-a-service being talked about as ways to consume the IT you need on a pay-as-you-go basis. And essentially this is what technology as a service provides.
Some companies choose to fully host their desktop and server estate in the cloud, which encompasses many as-a-service offerings highlighted above. However, some choose to use the as-a-service offering for a specific project or for testing and development purposes.
If you need a server or servers to develop and test a new application, rather than buying the kit and having to install, configure and deploy on your estate you can simply build one in the cloud. With this approach, you can turn off the server overnight or at any time saving you money and once you are done with the work you can effectively give it back, without any recurring charges or those you would still need to pay if held onsite.
Another example is for training courses where you need to deliver a course but need applications or data installed on devices to be able to deliver. You can host your courses in the cloud and users can access these from anywhere at any time, saving you time and money and providing a great training experience.
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