The Steady Rise of Platform as a Service

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 09-25-2014 Email

The demand for faster application development, desire for increased employee mobility, and the need to overcome barriers impeding mobile-first development are driving the use of Platform as a Service (PaaS), according to a new survey from Progress Software. PaaS is a service model of cloud computing that provides a computing platform and a solution stack as a service, with users being able to create an application or service using tools and libraries from the provider. "Despite the relative ease of today's application development and deployment processes, there's still a huge appetite to be able to improve these cycles by making them quicker and better," says Matt Robinson, a vice president of technology at Progress Software. "The benefits of using a rapid application development PaaS to improve speed and productivity should not be lost in the excitement of the DYOA age." Some 700 IT decision-makers from mid-sized organizations worldwide participated in the survey earlier this year, with 228 of the respondents being a CIO, CTO or similar high-level IT decision-maker. For the full report (registration required), click here.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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