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What does On-Premise mean?

On-Premise (often abbreviated On-Prem) describes a special license model for software use. The corresponding program is only rented by the user, but actually operated responsibly on his own system. Until around 2010, this concept was widespread, but has now largely died out. Cloud Computing has almost completely replaced On-Premise, as the provider retains full control over the software in this way. For users, the development is double-edged. On the one hand, with Cloud solutions, users don’t have to worry about issues like updates.


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Advantages and disadvantages

  • Internet-independent
  • Users have full control over the system
  • High personalization options
  • Solution can be tailored to individual needs
  • Data security is your own responsibility
  • Programs only run with certain operating systems (mostly Windows)
  • Access from on the road is mostly impossible
  • Costs for suitable hardware (for example servers or powerful computers)
  • Costs for support, updates and maintenance

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