Please read chapter 7. After that read case study for Software as a service : ERP by the Hour and answer three questions
Would you trust an external provider with your organization’s data? Why or why not? What would be needed to raise your trust in the reliability, security, and privacy of the data?
What are the potential drawbacks of using a relatively simple in-house database with limited capabilities versus a more robust, SaaS database solution? Do the benefits outweigh these limitations? Why or why not?
Are there any types of applications that should only be purchased rather than obtained through a SaaS relationship? If so, why or why not?