Somehow in the past few years, the term, "cloud" became synonymous with, "it's on the Internet."
YourVolunteers is truly a cloud-based system meaning that we utilize the incredible power of one
of the world's largest cloud services provider. This does not mean that the system may not go down
from time to time but if it does, there will be a lot of online systems down at the same time so you
might as well go outside and get some fresh air.
As many of you who have been with us for many years know, we have gone through a quite a few hardware
upgrades over the years as our user base kept growing. The process is not easy and we have to take the
site down for a while. Our new cloud-based system will not have that problem as many of the world's
top sites use the same system.
Isn't this Just a Web-based System?
The core of the YourVolunteers system lives in the cloud and you can use a web browser to access it, but
it also means that we can create other types of programs on other devices to access it. Yes, that's a hint
of things to come.
Is this Software as a Service (SaaS)?
That would depend on your definition. If you have to make a pitch to your board of directors to be able to
purchase the premium version of our system and if you think it would help to include buzzwords, then yes,
our system is so totally SaaS.