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More Services, Less Software

Tech problems dissolve when you have enough SaaS.

This story appears in the January 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

You probably have overheard these words: . You may even have nodded knowingly despite not knowing much more than that they're more easily digestible as the acronym SaaS (rhymes with the thing that holds your evening martini).

It's pretty easy to get swept up in debates about what constitutes SaaS--is it the same as or different? But you know what? You don't need to know what it is; you just need to know what it does for your growing . As for what it does, we'll answer that question with another: What if you no longer had to spend thousands of dollars a year on communications gear, computer software and overall internal IT ?

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