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Everything-as-a-Service

We are now living in the age of hyper-convenience, and the market for convenience (as-a-service) is soaring. For the better half of the last ten years, we have swiftly passed into the ‘as-a-service’ economy. The globalization of labour, highly disruptive business models and rapid consumerization have made the transition nearly inevitable. 

The heightened experience of ‘utility’ extends to both consumers and even businesses. From hailing a taxi or buying groceries to quick entertainment and daily productivity tools, everything is/can be made available as-a-service. So how did XaaS get to this point? — where it’s now the preferred operating model of choice for delivering any IT function as a service for consumption.

The ‘as-a-service’ concept is universally understood to be an analogue of cloud computing. It is predicted to be valued at nearly $344B by 2024, growing at 24% over the next five years.

The approach has been around since the ‘60s when SaaS quickly replaced the older ASP (Application System Provider) model. The real reason the ASP model failed? It wasn’t scalable. Gone are the days of buying licensed software products and lengthy on-site installation processes. In contrast, with SaaS, enterprises can buy and pay for what they use. By taking advantage of virtualization and cloud-based scalability — users access the same code base, while their data and customized interfaces are kept separate.


Traditional approach of On Premise IT Vs Saas


Towards the close of the millennium, Salesforce built the very first complete SaaS product, which is still today — one of the World’s most widely used customer relationship management (CRM) tools. 

Over the next ten years, SaaS quickly decentralized into Desktop; Data; Network; Security; Infrastructure; and Platform-as-a-service. Today, any core business function can be delivered through this model, such as Marketing, Banking, Healthcare, Appliances and Gaming among many others. 

Consumers, in the meantime, have become increasingly familiar with ‘use without ownership’ type of products including movies-as-a-service (Netflix, Hulu); communication-as-a-service (Whatsapp, Snapchat)

While companies like Uber & Grab have leveraged ‘service-as-a-product’ effectively — shifting the balance from car ownership to transportation-as-a-service; others like Joule have moved towards outcome-based pricing where users can subscribe to cars without any time limit.

The essence of XaaS is simply delivering a service over the Internet, rather than on-site. The most efficient way to do this is through the cloud. Being more cheaper and efficient, the cloud services model witnessed mainstream adoption only within the last decade. The real advantage stays the ability for companies to wholly deliver a one-click operation for the end-user. 

Tesla has already disrupted the automobile industry with its radical as-a-service concept: upgrade your car (software) for free, for life! Tesla is also planning to shift to pay-as-you-use models including autonomously renting out your car when you are on holiday. 

Consumers easily get behind this technology because it reduces any ownership risk and encourages more users to try these services at affordable and competitive pricing. This is how and why we have pizza-as-a-service today! Hence XaaS. 

How does XaaS help your business?

How does XaaS help your business?


There are currently over 5.6 million professional and creative services companies in operation around the world. Technology is constantly evolving the state of how we do business, and the operating models we use today will have to adapt to innovations that disrupt tomorrow.

The Real Impact of XaaS

  1. The Cloud has moved beyond the “hype” realm into a digital must-have for any enterprise. Regardless of the size of the business, the cloud is your best bet for maximum scalability and mobility.

  2. One-to-many is now a customizable relationship, thanks to XaaS models that help you deploy services with precision and speed.

  3. Agile enablement calls for being nimble across software delivery. Create business value through incremental, sustainable, and measurable agility.

  4. Plug and Play allows for maximizing combined services, greater efficiency gains, and uptime — giving your business the autonomy to use services as and when you need.

  5. Resource & Cost-lax operations reduce major overheads by 3-5X by leveraging the right consumption-based models.

The move away from legacy business mechanisms, ties to the resource-intensive effort of shifting from selling products to selling capabilities. If the front office and back office aren’t aligned, the business will struggle to move forward.

Enterprises are increasingly looking to achieve results through as-a-service models—using hybrid delivery—that can be explicitly configured to deliver critical business outcomes in a short turnaround time. 

Talk to us today to learn how we are helping enterprises operate successfully in the digital world. Drop us a line here hello@mantralabsglobal.com   

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A Beginner’s Guide to JSON Data-interchange Format

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JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation. It is a subset of JavaScript and an efficient way to deal with data over the internet. It is mainly used for exchanging and storing data. JSON organizes the data quite smoothly and enables easy access. Moreover, it collects data in “forms”, which is readable for humans.

In the early 2000s, JSON format was defined by Douglas Crockford. There are certain rules for JSON syntax which we need to follow for efficient performance. These include the use of square brackets, curly brackets, commas, and value pairs or names. When it comes to the data, then it is necessary to be in the form of value pairs or name. Along the same lines, commas separate data; square and curly brackets hold arrays and objects. Let’s dig into JSON a bit deeper.

Why JSON?

JSON is easy for servers as well. Since it deals with the pain text, it makes it easier for servers to interpret data quickly. JSON follows all JavaScript rules and its syntax works impressively on the JavaScript standards. Many people misunderstand JSON as an object. However, it is not true.

Although JSON utilizes JavaScript format, it is a completely different programming language. JSON is responsible for converting data into JS forms of objects in order to store them as text. Besides storing data, you can also use the JSON format for accessing the data.

JSON Formatter

The JSON Formatter is designed to provide the best possible debugging. It is independent and lightweight, which perfectly kicks out the issue of readability. The output from this tool is without link breaks, which saves a lot of device space. JSON Formatter is an amazing online tool that supports all browsers. All you need to do is – submit JSON format file and press enter for output!

JSON formatter

Prettifying JSON Files

There are a number of free online tools to prettify JSON files. To prettify means – making a more readable version of the data. Many people don’t have a firm grip on coding and computer terminologies. If such is the case, you can use online tools for coding and debugging. You can also prettify JSON using the following keys:

OS X: CMD+Ctrl+J

Windows: Ctrl+Alt+J

Linux: Ctrl+Alt+J

Such tools also help in converting files into the desired format. In addition to this, JSON format online provides you lots more facilities to accomplish complex tasks in minimum possible time.

JSON Format Code

Every software has its own extension for storing data and that’s simply JSON. With this extension, you can store or access the written programming code. Application/JSON is used for the Internet Media files, and for the Uniform Type Identifier, public.json is used.

In JSON, users cannot use functions but must mention them as a string. It is possible to convert such strings into functions later on.

JSON Formatter as an Independent Tool

JSON Formatter is an independent tool that provides a new structure to your coding through easy parsing. However, users need to follow all the XML procedures accurately (usually it’s a three-level process) to get full benefits of JSON coding.

You can also use online resources like jsoneditoronline.org to view, edit, format, and transform different JSON documents.


About the author: Urooj Ashraf is the reputation Manager at TurboRankers and has previously worked as Article writer on freelancing platforms. She’s an expert in inbound marketing, WordPress Development and lead generation. Urooj is also an author at daayri.com. Contact her.


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