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Software as a service

Software as a service is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. It is sometimes referred to as "on-demand software", was referred to as "software plus services" by Microsoft. SaaS applications are known as Web-based software, on-demand software and hosted software; the term "software as a service" is considered to be part of the nomenclature of cloud computing, along with infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, desktop as a service, managed software as a service, mobile backend as a service, datacenter as a service, information technology management as a service. SaaS apps are accessed by users using a thin client, e.g. via a web browser. SaaS has become a common delivery model for many business applications, including office software, messaging software, payroll processing software, DBMS software, management software, CAD software, development software, virtualization, collaboration, customer relationship management, management information systems, enterprise resource planning, human resource management, talent acquisition, learning management systems, content management, geographic information systems, service desk management.

SaaS has been incorporated into the strategy of nearly all leading enterprise software companies. According to a Gartner estimate, SaaS sales in 2018 were expected to grow 23% to $72 billion. Centralized hosting of business applications dates back to the 1960s. Starting in that decade, IBM and other mainframe providers conducted a service bureau business referred to as time-sharing or utility computing; such services included offering computing power and database storage to banks and other large organizations from their worldwide data centers. The expansion of the Internet during the 1990s brought about a new class of centralized computing, called application service providers. ASPs provided businesses with the service of hosting and managing specialized business applications, with the goal of reducing costs through central administration and through the solution provider's specialization in a particular business application. Two of the world's pioneers and largest ASPs were USI, headquartered in the Washington, DC area, Futurelink Corporation, headquartered in Irvine, California.

Software as a Service extends the idea of the ASP model. The term software as a service, however, is used in more specific settings: While most initial ASP's focused on managing and hosting third-party independent software vendors' software, as of 2012 SaaS vendors develop and manage their own software. Whereas many initial ASPs offered more traditional client-server applications, which require installation of software on users' personal computers, SaaS solutions of today rely predominantly on the Web and only requires a web browser to use. Whereas the software architecture used by most initial ASPs mandated maintaining a separate instance of the application for each business, as of 2012 SaaS solutions utilize a multitenant architecture, in which the application serves multiple businesses and users, partitions its data accordingly; the acronym first appeared in the goods and services description of a USPTO trademark, filed on September 23, 1985. DbaaS has emerged as a sub-variety of SaaS, is a type of cloud database.

The cloud model has no physical need for indirect distribution because it is not distributed physically and is deployed instantaneously, thereby negating the need for traditional partners and middlemen. However, as the market has grown, SaaS and managed service players have been forced to try to redefine their role. Unlike traditional software, conventionally sold as a perpetual license with an up-front cost, SaaS providers price applications using a subscription fee, most a monthly fee or an annual fee; the initial setup cost for SaaS is lower than the equivalent enterprise software. SaaS vendors price their applications based on some usage parameters, such as the number of users using the application. However, because in a SaaS environment customers' data reside with the SaaS vendor, opportunities exist to charge per transaction, event, or other units of value, such as the number of processors required; the low cost for user provisioning in a multitenant environment enables some SaaS vendors to offer applications using the freemium model.

In this model, a free service is made available with limited functionality or scope, fees are charged for enhanced functionality or larger scope. Some other SaaS applications are free to users, with revenue being derived from alternative sources such as advertising. A key driver of SaaS growth is SaaS vendors' ability to provide a price, competitive with on-premises software; this is consistent with the traditional rationale for outsourcing IT systems, which involves applying economies of scale to application operation, i.e. an outside service provider may be able to offer better, more reliable applications. The vast majority of SaaS solutions are based on a multitenant architecture. With this model, a single version of the application, with a single configuration, is used for all customers. To support scalability, the application can be installed on multiple machines. In some cases, a second version of the application is set up to offer a select group of customers access to pre-release versions of the

2007 Copa Perú

The 2007 Copa Perú season, the promotion tournament of Peruvian football. The tournament has 5 stages; the first four stages are played as mini-league round-robin tournaments, except for third stage in region IV, played as a knockout stage. The final stage features two knockout rounds and a final four-team group stage to determine the two promoted teams; the 2007 Peru Cup started with the District Stage on February. The next stage was the Provincial Stage, on June; the tournament continued with the Departamental Stage on July. The Regional Staged followed; the National Stage started on November. The winner and runner-up of the National Stage will be promoted to the First Division; the following list shows the teams. The following list shows the teams. Region I includes qualified teams from Amazonas, Lambayeque and Piura region. Region II includes qualified teams from Cajamarca, La Libertad and San Martín region. Region III includes qualified teams from Ucayali region. Region IV includes qualified teams from Callao region.

This region played as the finalists qualified. Region V includes qualified teams from Pasco and Huánuco region. Region VI includes qualified teams from Ayacucho and Ica region. Two teams qualified from this stage. Region VII includes qualified teams from Arequipa and Tacna region. Region VIII includes qualified teams from Apurímac, Madre de Dios and Puno region; the National Stage started in November. The winners of the National Stage were promoted to the First Division; the runner-up played against the Second Division runner-up in which the winner would go to the First Division and the loser would join the Second Division. Minero to Primera Division and Sport Águila to Segunda Division. Copa Peru 2007 FutbolPeruano.com Semanario Pasión

Gran Café de París

The Gran Café de París was a modernisme building located in the Plaza de la Campana in Seville. Located on the corner of O'Donnell with la Campana, the Gran Café de París was a reference in the Sevillian social life during the first decades of the 20th century. Built by Aníbal González between 1904 and 1906 commissioned by Manuel Suárez, full of rooms of large mirrors and chairs with red upholstery. There were arguing supporters of the football derby in the city. There were uncountable meetings for discuss the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, were held the masquerade dances of the Carnivals and was made the last stop before it raised the curtain of the Teatro San Fernando. During the Spanish Civil War the Gran Café de París was renamed as Café de Roma to avoid confusion with the café of Avenue de l'Opéra in Paris. By the building had undergone several reforms that had reduced it much of the splendor of its beginnings. With the name retrieved in the 1940s, it will not last however much the Café Paris as for the next decade did not exist.

The local of the ground floor of the modernisme building was occupied by a department store, "La Importadora", a kind of bazaar where it could found of all, something new for the time. The Café París was demolished. In its place stands a Burger King

Everybody's Golf (2017 video game)

Everybody's Golf is a sports video game developed by Clap Hanz and SIE Japan Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4. It is the twelfth game in the Everybody's Golf video game series, was released worldwide in August 2017; the game features character creation and customization, online play and the ability to free roam around the game's golf courses. Players are able to drive golf carts anywhere around the course; the game was announced at a press briefing prior to the Tokyo Game Show in September 2014, with a planned release in 2015. In the announcement, Shuhei Yoshida of Sony's Worldwide Studios said that the upcoming game would feature open world elements for the first time in the history of the series. In April 2017, a worldwide release date of late August was announced, along with information of pre-order offers and a closed beta test; the pre-order pack consists of a number of in-game items. The game marks the end of the alternate Hot Shots branding for the North American market, with the title Everybody's Golf being used worldwide.

In June 2018, an update will be released in collaboration with Level-5, who were celebrating their 20th anniversary and had a close relationship with Sony during their early years. It will add characters to the game from their Dark Cloud, White Knight Chronicles, Ni no Kuni II, Professor Layton, Yo-kai Watch franchises. Everybody's Golf received "generally favorable" reviews, according to review aggregator Metacritic; the game was nominated for "PlayStation Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards. In Game Informer's Reader's Choice Best of 2017 Awards, it came in fourth place for "Best Sports Game"; the game was nominated for "Sports Game of the Year" at the D. I. C. E. Awards, for "Game, Franchise Sports" at the National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers Awards, for "Best Casual Game" and "Best Social Game" at The Independent Game Developers' Association Awards 2018. Official website

New York State Route 208

New York State Route 208 is a state highway located in southern New York in the United States. The southern terminus is at an intersection with NY 17M in the Orange County village of Monroe, its northern terminus is located at an intersection with NY 32 and NY 299 in the Ulster County village of New Paltz. NY 208 is a two-lane road for its entire length. While connecting two bustling villages and passing through three others, it is a country road and offers a variety of scenery and points of interest, from fields and meadows to a riverside stretch and orchards devoted to apples; the northern third, between Wallkill and New Paltz, boasts a near-continuous view of the Shawangunk Ridge. From its southern terminus at a busy traffic light in Monroe, NY 208 crosses U. S. Route 6 and NY 17 and stays in the shade of the southwestern corner of Schunemunk Mountain as it heads north to Washingtonville, remaining straight through wooded, undeveloped country with some views of the mountain. Round Hill Elementary School heralds the approach of the village.

Shortly after entering Washingtonville, it intersects with NY 94. NY 208 crosses the village line rather going through some sharp curves as it enters more open farmland. Here, the highway deviates from its northward course, heading much more westward as it picks up the headwaters of Moodna Creek and passes its source, the confluence of Otter Kill and Cromline Creek. Shortly afterwards, it again turns northward at the Sarah Wells Trail junction; the land surrounding the highway once again becomes more wooded and it goes through a short tunnel under the railroad tracks shared by Norfolk Southern and Metro-North. About a mile past the tunnel, NY 208 abruptly reaches NY 207 outside the hamlet of Rock Tavern; the two routes overlap for a hundred yards as they pass small Brown's Pond and a weir NY 208 once again turns left to go north alongside the pond, into some more open countryside. It passes the west boundary of Stewart State Forest, goes over a little-used rail spur, once part of the Wallkill Valley Railroad and enters Maybrook, which it serves as the main street.

A feature of this town is the large Yellow Freight terminal in its north end, continuing a tradition of importance in transportation that began with the village's origins as a major regional rail hub. Shortly after leaving Maybrook, NY 208 reaches Interstate 84; this exit, the only one for several miles in either direction on the Interstate Highway, contains several businesses. Here, for the only point on its entire length, NY 208 swells beyond two lanes with the addition of turn lanes for the interstate's onramps. There is a heavy truck presence at the NY 208/I-84/CR 99 interchange. Several companies have built warehouse facilities on CR 99, including Home Depot, Cardinal Health and Do It Best Corporation. Found in this area is Federal Express Freight, Yellow Freight and several other national trucking firms. North of I-84, the road remains a two-lane; this intersection was upgraded in 2008 to accommodate left and right turn lanes. Continuing north, NY 208 goes around some mild bends past fields.

Here the highway offers its first view to the Shawangunks. In 2 miles it reaches the largest community on NY 208 after Monroe. After crossing the old WVRR main line, now the north end of a used freight spur, it becomes Orange Avenue with a mix of residential and commercial properties. In the center of town NY 52 comes in from the east at an oblique angle more like a merger than a junction. Since NY 52 comes in at a lower elevation, it has the right of way, guaranteed by the stop sign greeting drivers on NY 208; the two roads make an unsigned concurrency for about two blocks of East Main Street before a traffic light separates them. This takes the traveler past some of Walden's older homes and Most Precious Blood Catholic school before leaving the village at the Tin Brook bridge, whereupon it immediately bends westward at the Lake Osiris Road junction for a short distance, curving north again when it reaches the Wallkill River; the mile of highway along the Wallkill is at first wooded and curvy but offers many pleasant riverside scenes.

A burned-out former Borden Cheese factory is the last highlight before crossing the county line. This section of the river is popular with local fishermen and there are many informal parking spots available. A Ulster County sheriff's substation is the first in a string of buildings that indicate the road has reached the hamlet of Wallkill. East of the hamlet's business district, at Wallkill Library it turns right onto Main Street and takes a more easterly course out of town, past some rolling fields and John G. Borden Middle School. At the only traffic light here, the northern terminus of NY 300, it regains its northward orientation, which it will keep for its final 11 miles to New Paltz. While remaining two-lane, the roadway itself is a little wider here, encouraging drivers to accelerate as the woodlots surrounding them give way to the cornfields of Wallkill and Shawangunk state prisons and the panoramic view of the Shawangunk Ridge across the river valley that continues most of the way to New Paltz.

As the drive continues, the Catskill Aqueduct crosses an

Hypselodoris peasei

Hypselodoris peasei is a species of sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae. This species was named Doris prismatica var. lineata Pease, 1860, but lineata was used for Doris lineata Eydoux and Souleyet, 1852, so Bergh provided the replacement name Chromodoris peasei. Bertsch and Gosliner erected the name Hypselodoris andersoni for the locust nudibranch, unaware of Bergh's earlier name. However, Rudman recognized that C. peasei matched the description of H. andersoni and Epstein et al. formalized the priority of Hypselodoris peasei over H. andersoni. This nudibranch is known only from the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui in the central Pacific Ocean. Hypselodoris peasei has a translucent white body with longitudinal opaque white lines and a blue mantle edge and foot. There are black specks present on the upper dorsum; the gills and rhinophores are white, with two orange bands. It has been confused with this species in the past; this species can reach a total length of at least 20 mm and has been observed feeding on yellow sponges from the genus Luffariella