For all of us consuming technology, we know that SaaS (Software as a Service) application are here to stay. Be it the New York Times on your iPad with your morning coffee or your stock trading account to watching movies on Netflix. All these are now associated with SaaS based apps that are now consumed from multiple devices. Thus creating a “saas full of applications” to manage and maintain.
For a typical enterprise, it is now getting very common to use a plethora of these SaaS apps for Customer Relationship Management (SalesForce.com), Human Capital Management and Human Resource Information System (Workday),Expense accounting (Concur), Web based presentation(WebEx) and many others.
“Cloudy with a chance of meatballs” is a hilarious animation movie released in 2009. It was based on a picture book published in 1978, written by Judi Barett and illustrated by Ron Barett. The main protagonist, Flint Lockwood, is an aspiring scientist living in a town called Swallow Falls. After multiple failed attempts at making gadgets and devices, he finally succeeds in creating “Flint Lockwood’s Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator” (FLDSMDFR).
This machine uses microwave radiation to mutate water into food and with some uncanny methods, Flint launches FLDSMDFR into the stratosphere. With the help of all those moisture soaked nimbus clouds, FLDSMDFR starts raining food – cheeseburgers, soups, mashed potatoes and even ice cream on the aptly re-named city of Chewandswallow. Flint, using a remote communicator is now able to manage and control when the “food rain” starts and times it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.