I’m a subscriber of Wired Magazine for as long as I can remember. There genuinely isn’t 1 other magazine that truly covers so many of my interests so incredibly well! Why would I tell you all of this & what does it have to do w/ my blog post? Well …
Back in 2009, Wired published an article called “The Good Enough Revolution.” Please take the time to read the entire article. It’s a revolutionary perspective on technology regression for the sake of access & portability. For years, the goal of technology was to come up w/ the absolute best product available. We wanted the best audio quality, the fastest computer, the clearest video … the list goes on & on. Then, all of sudden, the paradigm changed.
The advent of mobile devices quickly made access & portability the preferred option over technically superior (and always more expensive) fixed solutions. Audiophile quality music is awesome … if you just want to listen in your car or @ home. MP3 music is still really good quality – AND – you can take it w/ you anywhere you go on your mobile devices.
Use all of this as an analogy for Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) products right now. Sure, there are almost always going to be better fixed-hardware solutions then there currently are for SaaS options. But, they’re both fixed & expensive. SaaS is giving businesses the opportunity to take advantage of new technologies that are ‘good enough.’
Businesses waiting for the ‘perfect’ solution will play catch-up to the early adopters of the ‘good enough’ solutions all day long!!