Book Review: The SAAS Edge

What is SAAS? What is Cloud? Well, evolved souls are aware of the nitty gritty of these technologies, but a lot of business leaders/middle managers are unaware of SAAS and most importantly,practical use cases of SAAS services.

Authored by Sahil Parikh (Deskaway founder), the book is written in simple English and takes the route of story telling.

First half of the book covers basics of web2.0  - what is a blog, web2.0 tools (like wikis) etc and presents examples of viral content. Second half of the book transitions from web2.0 to enterprise 2.0 and that’s where lies the interesting story of infrastructure, SAAS etc.

Sahil does a good job of covering SAAS tools for some of the most important use cases in enterprise space – i.e. project collaboration/helpdesk/invoicing and attempts at breaking common myths surrounding SAAS (I wish this section was more detailed out).

Overall, this is a good primer for anybody who is interested in the next wave of technology but if you are somebody who lives on Cloud day in/day out, you can give the book a skip.

What’s important is the context of the book – i.e. an entrepreneur taking time off the company/business and writing a book – I believe that’s the most amazing part and Sahil sets an example for rest of us.

If you have read the book (link), do share your review.