Following on from my previous post (about defining BIM), my favourite Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) blogger, Phil Wainewright has identified a new alternative term for SaaS. In So long SaaS, welcome webware, Phil also links to a new Webware website, and, as “SaaS is a throwback to the past”, gives the older term “a couple years at most”.
One slight complication is that there are several IT firms trading as Webware, and they don’t all embrace the SaaS/on-demand paradigm. For example:
- Georgia, US-based Webwarepc.com offers website design and related services …
- … as does Webware.be in Belgium
- Webware for Python does “software components for developing object-oriented, web-based applications”
- Webware Technologies focuses on gaming systems
If webware as a concept takes off, they may find their domain names increasingly valuable.