Re: Double Win
I have always held this view that SaaS is the single most effective tool that can enable a company to combat global piracy. However, it requires time to manifest DaaS globally, because it is also in the interest of a company that a consumer does not lose their entire workstation on account of a communication outage. Once, networks become a bit more reliable and redundancy is increased, then it's DaaS all the way.
The current generation of game consoles are a good example here, both the Xbox One and PS4 use the Cloud to authenticate users and can even provide hardware resources -- Cloud Gaming. If I recall correctly, the only reason that stopped Microsoft from making the Xbox One completely Cloud base was because they were worried that some gamers on a submarine would not be able to play video games without internet access.
One concern could that if the OS of desktops goes down the path of Mobile operating systems, Android, etc is free (at least on the surface), and if this happens then the entire billing model changes and it will also change the objectives.