The “IPS” taxonomy – Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Software as a Service – has become an integral part of cloud computing. Cloud providers are particularly fond of Platform as a Service (PaaS) as they think it is crucial but profitable market. For users, not so much.

This interesting information came from Information World UK in their article, “Platform to success: get on top of cloud computing.” Core services with additional functionality are not always termed “platform”, but they certainly have the effect of providing a set of services to help build applications and manage collections of resources faster and easier.

Whatever the term, building a solid taxonomy requires experience and standards – both of which Access Innovations has in spades. Access Innovations’ solutions are ANSI compliant and implement state-of-the-art technology to speed tagging and reduce errors.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.