Technology is a crucial resource for all businesses aiming to compete and capture increasingly larger market shares, as it is responsible for making businesses scalable and allowing them to reach exponential numbers. However, investing in technology is very expensive, right? Not necessarily!
The “As a Service” business model has come to democratize access to technological resources, regardless of the size of the company. If your business is not yet familiar with or utilizing this resource, it’s time to seize the opportunities that can boost your organization.
What is “As a Service” and its logic?
Essentially, “As a Service” is a business strategy that focuses on using resources and/or technology teams without owning them. The world’s largest transport services do not have fleets of vehicles in their garage; the world’s largest hotel chain doesn’t own any hotel rooms. You may have guessed that we’re referring to Uber and Airbnb. And of course, there are other examples like iFood, which moves the food sector without owning restaurant chains.
The ownership of goods, or of massive teams, to provide good services is a logic that’s out of touch with companies that want to potentialize their results. It is by analyzing these companies that we think about applying this same model to technology demands, which today arise frequently in various organizations.
Many of them do not have resources allocated for purchasing software or hiring developers and/or IT professionals. So the question arises: when this happens, should the project be put on hold? Should you compromise your finances to set up a tech team? Of course not!
You can have all of this without being the “owner” of the team or the software owner.
Main benefits of “As a Service”
The lower cost to have teams or technological tools is perhaps the most attractive benefit, but there’s more! In addition to saving money with this type of hiring, the “As a Service” model offers:
- Ease and speed in hiring: This is a major differentiator from common outsourcing, which tends to be slow, costly, and rigid. As the focus is on technology, agility is a prerequisite.
- Services and teams tailored entirely to the company’s needs: The team and software provided will be strictly thought out for the company’s needs, which can customize all necessary resources.
- Flexibility: The contracts are more flexible, whether in terms of hiring time or team size.
- Security: When a company is focused on this field, it has the expertise to offer the service with total quality and security.
- Access to highly competent professionals: By directing your tech demand to an “As a Service” company, you will not have the cost of hiring an excellent developer exclusively, and the contracted company will have the sense to delegate the best professional for each task.
The main “As a Service” services
The main services available in this model relate to cloud computing. But at Tinnova, we have a model applied to Squads.
The three predominant categories are:
- SaaS (Software as a Service)
- PaaS (Platform as a Service)
- IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)
SaaS: Here we have Software as a Service, also known as web-based software, hosted software, or on-demand software. In this category, software is made available online, meaning the contracting company does not need to invest in hardware, install software, and perform maintenance. Everything is done online, with just an internet connection needed.
In addition to the benefits mentioned in the previous topic, we can highlight:
- Ease of Access: Since SaaS can be accessed from various devices, including mobile ones.
- Integration: If there’s another software used by the contracting company, the on-demand software can also be used in conjunction due to the possibility of integration.
- Customization: Some software may offer various features that act as upgrades or add-ons. If any of these features are of interest, you can simply add them.
PaaS: PaaS, or Platform as a Service, is a cloud computing model that offers servers for contracting companies to create, execute, and manage their apps without the need to invest in their own infrastructure of hardware, software, or servers. Having a local and proprietary infrastructure means that the costs of maintenance, execution, and upgrades are extremely high, which is not the case with “As a Service.”
For example, applications on local servers (not in the cloud) are generally slow, costly, and complex; they require large teams to function correctly and necessitate hardware, operating systems, databases, etc. With PaaS, all of this is outsourced.
IaaS: Just like PaaS, IaaS aims to replace local infrastructures but is now focused on basic computing resources, storage, and networking. With this model, it’s possible to reduce local data centers, promote savings on hardware expenses, and access business data more swiftly.
Tinnova’s Squad As a Service
The pandemic accelerated the need for technology in management and offering products and services in many places. Therefore, tech demands are increasingly intense in companies of all sizes and with various core businesses.
Many of these organizations, whether strategically or financially, do not have a hired IT team.
When these demands arise, there is a need to rely on the services of a professional or a company dedicated to technological solutions. And it is precisely for these occasions that Tinnova’s Squad As a Service model exists.
With it, the company hires a specialized team, totally focused on solving the problem in question. There are various attractions, but the main ones are:
- Lower costs, as hiring employees in this area is expensive and time-consuming.
- Technical teams formed by specialists.
- More assertive resolutions.
- The possibility to verify our track record and ensure that we will solve all the demands of your company.
If your business needs a technology team for a specific project and for a defined time, talk to us!
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