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Migrating to SaaS Readiness
Migrating to SaaS Readiness
by Fred Landis
To capitalize on the trend to SaaS/Cloud, traditional enterprise ISVs moving to a SaaS model must modify their organizations’ culture, support, business and go-to-market models. Given the growth in the market, most would see this as a fait accompli for vendors, but in reality it is much more difficult to execute than to propose.
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SaaS Can Deliver Tremendous Value to Small-Medium Enterprises
SaaS Can Deliver Tremendous Value to Small-Medium Enterprises
by Amit Manghani
Remaining nimble and flexible is key to success for small and medium enterprises. The leaders of small and medium enterprises are under constant pressure to continually deliver operational and financial improvements.The need to constantly improve, grow, compete and ensure compliance with constrained resources (i.e. time, money, staff, technology) is compelling the leaders of small and medium enterprises to explore technologies that will help them adapt and adjust quickly to rapidly evolving business and market conditions. Consequently software-as-a-service (SaaS), given its rapid deployment and instant consumption model, is gaining increasing prominence within this group.
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Discover How to Bring Trust to the Cloud: Strong Authentication for SaaS Applications
Mitesh Soni - Technical Lead at iGATE

However, the same exact benefits of the SaaS delivery model that are driving the trend may actually slow down further adoption of the SaaS applications by the enterprises. Why do IT departments get skeptical about moving their mission-critical applications and data into the cloud? The answer is quite simple; security concerns are increasingly cited among the reasons for slower adoption of SaaS. As a SaaS provider, you very well know that offering services in the cloud can be both rewarding and challenging at the same time. You clearly have a competitive advantage over the traditional application providers by offering rapid deployment, requiring fewer resources, and reducing overall cost of a software solution. How do you overcome the security challenge?


Does the Desktop Really Matter?
Joey Widener - Sr. Product Evangelist at AT&T Hosting & Cloud Services

If I Can Access an Application via Web Browser or Smartphone, then Why Do I Need the Full Desktop?


AppFirst - Problem Resolution with the Foundation of Complete Information
Pamela Roussos - CMO & Product Management at AppFirst, Inc

The slides from AppFirst’s presentation at Under the Radar on Problem Resolution with the Foundation of Complete Information.


Why Some Companies Successfully Innovate and Others Don't
Christine Crandell - Serial CMO, author, speaker and blogger at NBS

Collaboration, communication, and automation separate the successful from the strugglers.


Cloud computing and the application lifecycle
Dustin Amrhein - Technical Evangelist, WebSphere Emerging Technologies at IBM

Yesterday, I read the latest post on James Urquhart’s The Wisdom of Clouds blog. As I often do, I found myself nodding my head as I read James’ latest thoughts on cloud. In this particular post, James provided some thoughts on the types of applications for which we would see growing cloud-based deployments in 2011. I suggest you read the full post here, but I do want to identify the three application types James points out in his post.


Reinventing Edison
Christine Crandell - Serial CMO, author, speaker and blogger at NBS

Great inventor though he was, Thomas Edison could have benefited from advice on innovation in a post-recession market


Insights into evaluating the TCO of SaaS
Amit Manghani - Sr SaaS Product & Solution Manager at SAP

As the adoption of SaaS based applications grow, it becomes extremely critical to evaluate and understand the costs associated with owning a SaaS based solution.


Glossary of Terms for SaaS and Cloud Computing
Kevin Dobbs - Founder & Managing Partner at Montclair Advisors, LLC

The Managing Director at Montclair Advisors, Kevin Dobbs, shares a set of definitions for basic terms and concepts around Software-as-a-Service and Cloud Computing.


Why Multitenancy Matters In The Cloud
Alok Misra - President at Navatar Group

There's a debate in the software industry over whether multitenancy is a prerequisite for cloud computing. Those considering using cloud apps might question if they should care about the debate. But they should care, and here's why: multitenancy is the most direct path to spending less and getting more from a cloud application.


Next Generation OnDemand PDF
John Wookey - EVP of Development at SAP

Next Generation OnDemand - June 2009 Slides from John Wookey's keynote at SIIA OnDemand Europe.


How SaaS Changes the Vendor-Customer Relationship
Jeff Kaplan - Founder & Managing Director at THINKstrategies, Inc

The real significance of the SaaS movement is that it changes the vendor-customer relationship. SaaS shifts the responsibility of successfully deploying and maintaining software applications from the customer to the vendor. This moves the burden to the vendor to ensure the success of the application.


Montclair Advisors: SaaS Business Profiles
Kevin Dobbs - Founder & Managing Partner at Montclair Advisors, LLC

Kevin Dobbs of Montclair Advisors profiles SaaS companies and talks to key members of their executive staffs.


Profiling questions nobody is asking regarding Cloud-Based Applications
Ken Oestreich -

Article discussing the appropriateness of different types of applications for the cloud. Issues involving performance, regulatory/legal, dynamics and operations are reviewed. Not all applications are appropriate for the cloud!


Five Myths About SaaS PDF
Jeff Kaplan - Founder & Managing Director at THINKstrategies, Inc

Despite a growing track record of success, Software-as-a-Service is still misunderstood by a surprising number of IT and business decision makers. It's time to put to rest some misconceptions about SaaS. Let's bust the five most common myths.


How Are SaaS and Cloud Computing Related? PDF
Ranjit Nayak - Marketing Manager at Cisco

With the term Cloud computing being used by pretty much all vendors, like many, I pondered on its relationship to Software as a service (SaaS). Are they synonymous? If not, what is the overlap? Analysts, reporters and vendors, all seem to have their own definitions for the two concepts.


SaaS: SuccessFactors, Citrix, Omniture and RightNow
Sramana Mitra - Technology Strategy Consultant at Independent

SaaS companies help businesses cut costs, which is why they should thrive in this weak economy.


Trends & Best Practices for Implementing SaaS for Your Business
Jeff Kaplan - Founder & Managing Director at THINKstrategies, Inc

Trends & Best Practices for Implementing SaaS for Your Business


More SaaS: Concur, Taleo and RightNow
Sramana Mitra - Technology Strategy Consultant at Independent

Sramana continues to believe that SaaS companies will do well during the recession. In demonstrating such strong results, they are making a case for investors to better understand why.


Buying your Software-as-a-Service? Make Sure You Ask the Right Questions PDF
Stephen Parker - Founder at Smart Questions

This document by Stephen Parker covers the different components of SaaS and provides examples of the right questions to ask when considering selling or buying SaaS. The goal is to help with asking the right questions both internally and with suppliers to manage the risks.


Living in a SaaS World
Jeff Kaplan - Founder & Managing Director at THINKstrategies, Inc

THINKstrategies' Managing Director, Jeff Kaplan, discusses SaaS trends and the implications on IT professionals, corporate end-users and executives, and major players in the market in these Converging on Microsoft podcasts hosted by Mitchell Ashley.


Contributions Results for Buyers: Cloud Applications - Software-as-a-Service

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AppFirst - Problem Resolution with the Foundation of Complete Information
Pamela Roussos - CMO & Product Management at AppFirst, Inc
Company Profile: Dealmaker Media

The CMO & Product Manager at AppFirst, Pamela Roussos, gives a presentation at the Under the Radar conference on Problem Resolution with the Foundation of Complete Information.


CA's Adam Famularo Discusses ARCserve and XOsoft
Adam Famularo - General Manager, Cloud Computing Business at CA Technologies

In this FastChat Video, MSPmentor interviews CA Senior VP and GM Adam Famularo about ARCserve, XOsoft, Ingram Micro Seismic, IROD (Instant Recovery on Demand) and CA's cloud and SaaS strategy for MSPs (managed services providers) and VARs


Next Generation OnDemand
John Wookey - EVP of Development at SAP

SaaS pioneers have given us a taste of the potential of OnDemand, but we've only scratched the surface of how OnDemand hints at the future model of Enterprise Software. In this keynote address, John Wookey, Executive Vice President, Large Enterprise ONDemand, SAP AG, walks through his perspective on where the world of Enterprise Software is headed - putting OnDemand into the context of the enterprise world. Wookey steps back from the headlines and outlines what it will really take to offer solutions that tackle the issues facing large enterprise.


On Demand vs On Premise
John Wookey - EVP of Development at SAP
Mani Gill - VP of OnDemand at Business Objects

The VP of OnDemand at SAP BusinessObjects, Mani Gill, and the EVP of Large Enterprise OnDemand at SAP, John Wookey, discuss OnDemand vs OnPremise in Large Enterprises and the differences.


What Drives SaaS Adoption?
Bill Loss - CEO at WebApps, Inc SaaS.com

The CEO of WebApps, Inc aka SaaS.com, Bill Loss, discusses the critical factors of driving SaaS adoption.


Why is the move to SaaS inevitable?
Treb Ryan - CEO at OpSource

The CEO of OpSource, Treb Ryan, explians that the move to SaaS is inevitable.


Will SaaS Disapear into the Cloud
Russ Daniels - VP & CTO, Cloud Services Strategy at HP

Where is SaaS Going? Panelists Russ Daniels of HP and Vance Checketts of Mozy discuss what they think the future holds for this enterprise software that has become a driving force in business.


The Death of the Enterprise Software Buying Cycle
Douglas Harr - CIO at Ingres Corporation
Ken Rudin - Co Founder at LucidEra, Inc

Find out how the SaaS model is fundamentally changing the way companies buy software. You will hear expert opinion, insight, and discussion about how companies like yours can demand more. Presenters MR Rangaswami, Founder, Sand Hill Group Dan Druker, SVP of Marketing and Business Development, Intacct David Knight, VP Webex Platforms Ken Rudin, CEO, LucidEra Doug Harr CIO, Ingres


Buying your Software-as-a-Service? Make Sure You Ask the Right Questions PDF
Stephen Parker - Founder at Smart Questions

This document by Stephen Parker covers the different components of SaaS and provides examples of the right questions to ask when considering selling or buying SaaS. The goal is to help with asking the right questions both internally and with suppliers to manage the risks.


IBM Focuses On 'Make It Work Better Or Cost Less'
By: Steve Wexler
More than 8,000 customers, partners and others have joined IBM for the Impact 2011 conference, where announcements included more than 50 new products, enhancements and services centered around its software-as-a-service portfolio. The annual event focuses on Big Blue's SaaS offerings which span from business process management to collaboration, social business, Web analytics, B2B commerce, supply chain management, marketing and enterprise systems management.
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Cisco Buys Storefront For Cloud Services
By: Cari Tuna
Cisco Systems is adding the information-technology version of an app store to its software lineup, part of the Silicon Valley networking company’s push into cloud computing, or the business of offering services over the Internet. On Tuesday, Cisco announced its acquisition of newScale for an undisclosed sum. The San Mateo, Calif., company, founded in 1999, has about 80 employees and makes a kind of online storefront for IT professionals to purchase and manage Web-based business applications and other services.
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Salesforce.com 4Q Net Down 46%, Revenue Growth Continues
By: Staff
Salesforce.com (CRM) is spending heavily to makes it cloud computing environment for businesses into a social environment, as well to continue its rapid sales growth. Chief Executive Marc Benioff told analysts on the company's earnings call the goal was to make its software-as-a-service business model into one that was more "social, open and mobile" to take market share away from competitors, including Microsoft Corp. (MSFT).
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