Infographic: The death of packaged software

This infographic from Engine Yard presents some fascinating statistics on the death of packaged software and the era of everything-as-a-service.

You knew it was coming: EaaS or Everything-as-a-Service covers all the areas of IT that are now offered as cloud services. While there are those who vow to hold on to their data and servers until someone pries their cold, dead fingers from them, there is no doubt that the cloud has become less of a fringe trend and more of a reality -- certainly in the lives of consumers, and increasingly, by bits and pieces, in the everyday operations of organizations, small and large.

The infographic below, courtesy of Engine Yard, rounds up some statistics that might surprise you.

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By Selena Frye

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