The need to manage applications on unmanaged devices owned by employees or contractors is driving adoption of stand-alone mobile app management (MAM) software and services, according to a new Gartner report.
Lots of people called it SaaS-enablement, some call it SaaS-ification of software. Whatever you call it, more and more enterprises are looking to turn some enterprise application into a SaaS cloud application.
The killer feature of any SaaS business is the massive reduction of operational cost and complexity including setup, configuration, ongoing maintenance and upgrades. Given the runaway success of SaaS in recent decades, we can clearly see that using a SaaS model instead of traditional shrink-wrapped software has made perfect financial sense for many customers. This in line with a theory that says that is a constant level of complexity in a system at any given time?IT organizations can deal with this by investing in-house (investing in a team that handles complexity), or outsourcing to a partner or SaaS/PaaS/IaaS vendor (exchanging money for complexity). When one combines the latter with an OpEx vs. CapEx financial model, easy installation/setup, and flexible pay-as-you-grow options?it becomes be very difficult to justify any other delivery model for generic software.
by Angela Guess A recent press release reports, ?Eastwind Networks, the cybersecurity solutions and breach analytics cloud platform, announced today the release and immediate availability of Eastwind for SaaS. This addition to Eastwind?s product line provides complete visibility for companies using online services, such as G Suite, Office 365, Dropbox, Box and Salesforce. ?The ability [?]
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Loggly, Inc., a provider of cloud-based log monitoring and log analytics software. With the transaction, the company also will add to its team of world-class software engineering [?]
by Angela Guess A recent press release states, ?Vena Solutions, the fastest growing provider of cloud-based corporate performance management (CPM) software, today announced Revenue Performance Management (RPM), a new, industry-first solution designed for SaaS and subscription-based businesses to better allocate resources and align departments to maximize revenues, profitability and business growth. ?Vena?s Revenue Performance Management [?]
Most enterprises have an accidental hybrid IT reality, rather than a strategy. As various groups and geographies in enterprise organizations procure their own cloud services independently of the IT organization, conflict emerges between the use of traditional computing infrastructure and of cloud options. As this situation grows, it exposes inefficiencies and risks that demand a more strategic approach.
As we close out another AWS Re:Invent conference, it?s become apparent that we have the AWS ecosystem and the Azure ecosystem. Although there are a few others in the marketplace, Google and IBM to name two, most investment and interest have been focused at the Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure public clouds thus far.
While cloud computing holds out the promise of operational efficiency and cost optimization, most big companies will be operating hybrid computing environments for the foreseeable future. As a result, cloud technology for many companies adds yet another layer on top of an already complex computing infrastructure.
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced an all-new, breakthrough product and two advanced product updates in a major evolution of its SolarWinds CloudŽ Software as a Service (SaaS) portfolio. The new offerings expand the company?s current capabilities for comprehensive, [?]
In 5 software licensing challenges in the next generation network , I noted the important role that licensing models would have in the transition to the software defined network. But there?s a deeper linkage between the growing demand for SaaS applications, cloud technology evolution and new software-defined Wide Area Network solutions. What does that linkage mean for the licensing technologies that will drive monetization for the new software defined network?
As we enter the last quarter of 2017, business and IT executives are turning more of their attention to how they can use technology to accomplish their 2018 business objectives. We?ve compiled a list of five trends in cloud computing that strategic businesses will prepare for in the coming year.
One of the most popular forms of cloud computing is software-as-a-service (SaaS), defined as a software distribution model in which a service provider hosts applications for customers and makes them available to these customers via the internet.
Your Worst GDPR Nightmare ? Unstructured Data from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this presentation, click HERE>> This Webinar is Sponsored by: About the Webinar There?s no question that organizations across the globe are ramping up their efforts to prepare for the EU?s expansive General Data Protection Regulation. In a recent Veritas [?]
To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> This Webinar is Sponsored by: About the Webinar There?s no question that organizations across the globe are ramping up their efforts to prepare for the EU?s expansive General Data Protection Regulation. In a recent Veritas survey, over 92% of organizations admitted some degree of preparation, [?]
by Angela Guess A new press release states, ?ZeroStack, Inc., creators of the self-driving on-premises cloud, today announced it has joined the OpenStack Marketplace for Remotely-Managed Private Clouds, a collection of leading private cloud solutions for enterprises that want the self-service and agility of on-premises cloud without the pain of configuring and managing complex cloud [?]
Greg Downer, senior IT director at Oshkosh Corp., a manufacturer of specialty heavy vehicles in Oshkosh, Wisc., wishes he could tip the balance of on-premises vs. cloud more in the direction of the cloud, which currently accounts for only about 20% of his application footprint. However, as a contractor for the Department of Defense, his company is beholden to strict data requirements, including where data is stored.
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Scout Server Monitoring. The transaction closed Friday, May 5, 2017. As part of the acquisition, Scout Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Andre Lewis has joined SolarWinds. With ?