MIS 350 Module 2 Critical Thinking SaasVersus In-House Risks And Rewards

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This is the MIS 350 Mod 2 assignment comparing Saas and In-house risks and rewards

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Running head: Saas Versus In-House Risks And RewardsSaasVersus In-House Risks And RewardsMIS350 Information Systems Analysis and DesignColorado State University Global CampusFestus OnyegbulaApril 17, 2016DO NOT COPY MATERIAL. INSTRUCTORS CHECK FOR PLAGARAISM.1Saas Versus In-House Risks And Rewards2Saas Versus In-House Risks And RewardsThis analysis will expound upon the differences between SaaS, otherwise known assoftware as a service, and COTS, which stands for commercial off the shelf. The main intent forCOTS software is for in-house installation within a company or organization. A typical exampleof a COTS product is Microsoft Office or antivirus software. A COTS product is generally anyproduct available off-the-shelf and not requiring custom development before installation(Techopedia, 2015, para. 2). Acquiring a COTS program to manage our customer relationshipmanagement endeavors, key stakeholders involved in the decision making process must conductdue diligence and see what the software providers reputation is from other customersexperiences. Additionally, significant importance should be placed in the area of support,understanding what type of support the software maker offers, and how accessible this support is.Key stakeholders and those in the information technology department need to ensure the COTSsoftware provider has experience in dealing with companies in our industry. An alternative to aCOTS software acquisition is

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