Yes, It's probably so… but…

June 16, 2009 by Dave Haynes

Hi Dave,

Interesting post, and I agree with most of it, but you have to wonder about the current crop of of so called “free” offerings that are out there. Can they “really handle” anything of real scale. I can see where they could be okay for small networks, but competition will be so fierce they will end up eating each other and burning a lot of clients on the way down. I remember this happened with Web-hosting in the early days of the Internet. I was one of those “clients” who got burned a few times as Web hosts got demolished, and sold. Now I wouldn’t go near a hosting company unless they were really huge and stable. lesson learned. I think the same thing really does apply for clients looking for SaaS-based digital signage solutions. Don’t mess with the cheap little guys, go with the established, big boys, you get what you pay for. Though I do believe that the average cost for SaaS will continue to fall for some time.

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