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(something) as a service
A virtual distribution model in which a client pays a third party via subscription to store and maintain something (most commonly software) that can be accessed by the client over the Internet (i.e. on the cloud). Sometimes hyphenated. Software as a service makes it easy for businesses to maintain a current software suite. Windows 10 introduced the concept of Windows as a service. What the heck is "Microsoft Office as a service"? I can't just get the programs from a CD-ROM anymore?
See also: service
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