Gartner: CRM, Cloud Computing Will Drive Enterprise IT Spending
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 06, 2013
The firm anticipates a rise in global spending related to both on-premise and cloud-based applications.
Tags: applications, CRM, SaaS, software, Gartner, cloud computing
Salesforce.com Q4 Earnings Beat Expectations
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 01, 2013
Quarterly revenue climbed 32 percent.
Tags: marketing, revenue, Salesforce, earnings, SaaS, software, quarterly financials
Microsoft Updates Office 365
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 27, 2013
The software giant is rolling out a host of new options for its cloud-based office productivity suite.
Tags: cloud computing, Enterprise, software, Office productivity, SaaS, SMB, Office 365, Microsoft
Getting Ready for Cloud Computing 2013
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published December 14, 2012
Essential steps to ease your path to a cloud computing deployment in 2013.
Tags: SaaS, cloud computing
Survey: Cloud App Backups Lag Behind a Booming SaaS Market
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published December 05, 2012
New research from Asigra and TechValidate shows that as businesses adopt cloud apps at blistering rates, backups are getting left behind.
Tags: backup, cloud computing, SaaS
Salesforce.com Posts Strong Quarterly Financials
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 21, 2012
The SaaS giant is on track for more than $3 billion in revenue this year.
Tags: Marc Benioff, Salesforce, quarterly financials, enterprise software, cloud computing, SaaS
HP Service Anywhere Takes the IT Help Desk to the Cloud
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 22, 2012
The new offering makes IT service management software available on an SaaS basis.
Tags: IT, SaaS, ITSM software, cloud computing, Enterprise, HP, help desk
Oracle Updates Hardware, Software, Services for the Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 01, 2012
Larry Ellison announces new Exadata machine and a cloud database as his company formally jumps into the cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service market.
Tags: SaaS, cloud computing, Oracle, Storage
Adaptivity Blueprint4Cloud Draws Cloud App Roadmaps
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published September 04, 2012
Adaptivity's SaaS platform helps businesses determine the cloud worthiness of their apps.
Tags: cloud computing, cloud app, SaaS
Global IT Spending Set to Grow 3 Percent in 2012
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 09, 2012
An expected $3.6 trillion will be spent on IT this year, with a higher amount forecast for 2013.
Tags: enterprise software, IT, SaaS, public cloud, cloud computing
Dell Acquires Quest Software for $2.4 Billion
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 02, 2012
Dell adds Quest's security, management and data backup solutions to its growing portfolio of software assets.
Tags: Dell, software, Quest Software, SaaS
Oracle Quietly Plotting Ambitious Cloud Computing Plan
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 19, 2012
The company is "investing substantially in the cloud."
Tags: PaaS, Oracle, SaaS, cloud computing
IBM Unveils PureSystems Private Cloud Packages
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 11, 2012
The new line will include private IaaS and SaaS solutions.
Tags: cloud computing, private cloud, IaaS, SaaS, IBM
Gartner: SaaS Market to Grow 17.9% to $14.5B
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 28, 2012
The market research firm expects the software as a service market to remain strong through 2015.
Tags: SaaS, Gartner
Study: Cloud to Generate 14 Million Jobs by 2015
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published March 05, 2012
The job market is growing much cloudier -- in a positive way, according to IDC and Microsoft.
Tags: Microsoft, cloud computing, IDC, SaaS
Salesforce Exceeds Analysts' Estimates After Adding Software Features
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 24, 2012
The cloud computing giant's billings grew by 57 percent year-over-year.
Tags: SaaS, cloud computing, Salesforce
McAfee Tackles 'Spam Hijack' Flaw in Anti-Malware Code
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 19, 2012
A flaw in the security vendor's cloud-based service allows users' systems to be used by spammers.
Tags: SaaS, McAfee, security vulnerability, spam
Cloud Computing: Slow Adoption Rates, Current Obstacles
By Damu Kuttikrishnan | Article Published November 16, 2011
Despite the hype, companies are only slowly migrating to cloud computing, chiefly due to several key challenges.
Tags: SaaS, compliance, cloud computing, security, PaaS
Cloud Computing Vendors: New Channel Alliances Are Critical
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published October 20, 2011
Cloud computing vendors must team with a greater number of channel partners who have the trust of their customers.
Tags: channel, cloud computing, SaaS
Gartner: Platform-as-a-Service Taking Off
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 10, 2011
Neglected until recently, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) is getting set to come into its own.
Tags: SaaS, PaaS, cloud computing
SaaS a Reality with 95 Percent Participating
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 04, 2011
Researcher Gartner finds that 95 percent of respondents to a recent survey plan to grow or maintain use of software-as-a-service.
Tags: cloud computing, SaaS
Ten Percent of Email Will be Cloud-based by 2014
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published September 20, 2011
Leading analyst firm says adoption is a little slower than expected but relentless nonetheless.
Tags: SaaS, email, cloud computing, cloud-based
SaaS and ITIL
By Anthony Orr | Article Published May 20, 2011
SaaS and ITIL
Tags: SaaS, Cloud, ITIL, service management
Workday Releases Integrated Cloud Computing Solution
By Dana Gardner | Article Published March 30, 2011
Workday's SaaS-based enterprise solutions target HR and financial management, and also enable Platform as a Service (iPaaS).
Tags: PaaS, SaaS, payroll, human resources, cloud computing
Cloud Computing and 'Power to the People'
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published March 29, 2011
The consumerization of IT is driving the growth of cloud computing as end users become decision makers.
Tags: cloud computing, SaaS, EMC, cloud services, AWS
Who Will Move You to the Cloud?
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 09, 2011
With the sheer number of cloud platforms and vendors all but promising confusion, some companies could use a cloud advisor.
Tags: SaaS, software, cloud computing, Enterprise IT, PaaS
Pundit Calls Salesforce Cloud Claim "Wishful Thinking"
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 04, 2011
Salesforce's study claims using its cloud computing leads to huge CO2 Reductions. Not everyone agrees.
Tags: cloud computing, carbon footprint, Salesforce, green IT, SaaS
Capitalizing on Cloud Computing: Not If, But When
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published February 08, 2011
Firms are no longer debating whether to adopt cloud computing, but instead are choosing among Private, Public, Hybrid and Community Clouds.
Tags: hybrid cloud, public cloud, cloud computing, private cloud, SaaS
Verizon Buying Terremark in $1.4 Billion Cloud Play
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 28, 2011
The cloud is big business and Verizon wants a bigger piece of the pie.
Tags: mergers and acquisitions, Verizon, cloud computing, Virtual Cloud Management, SaaS
Salesforce Launches Cloud-Based Database
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published December 08, 2010
Salesforce touts the new solution as the first enterprise-level database service that is entirely in the cloud. Do customers want this?
Tags: database, Salesforce, cloud computing, SaaS, database administrator
12 Hottest App Categories for Cloud Computing Shift
By Larry Marion | Article Published November 30, 2010
A survey reveals that firms are most likely to shift HR to the cloud, with several other other categories close behind.
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, SaaS, HR Management, data center management
To the Clouds with Linux -- But Who Controls It?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published November 24, 2010
Linux is already a factor in cloud computing, yet the major vendors seem to be single-handedly shaping its future in this emerging sector.
Tags: Linux, Microsoft, SaaS, Google, cloud computing
Cloud Computing or 'Cloud Washing'?
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published November 16, 2010
Attempting to ride the cloud computing wave, some established software vendors are merely rebranding existing apps without offering true cloud functionality.
Tags: Remote Server Management, cloud services, enterprise software, cloud computing, SaaS
How SaaS and Cloud Computing are Transforming Education
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published October 19, 2010
The growing adoption of SaaS and Cloud Computing in schools means the next generation will be fully comfortable with this emerging technology.
Tags: SaaS, Virtual Cloud Management, education, cloud computing, cloud management tools
SaaS Backlash: Survey Shows Abandoned Deals
By Larry Marion | Article Published October 11, 2010
Software as a service sees growing pains, as the number of mid-sized companies using SaaS for critical applications trends down year over year.
Tags: cloud computing, IT management, SaaS Contract, software, SaaS
SaaS Suite Aims to Corral Event Management
By David Needle | Article Published October 08, 2010
Version 6 of Certain Software's SaaS event planner has utility for everyone in the organization from event planners to attendees.
Tags: cloud computing, software as a service, cloud strategy, SaaS, Event Management
Cloud Computing: Small, Big Players Cooperate
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published October 06, 2010
Legacy software vendors are inking cloud computing contracts with a new generation of nimble, web-oriented service providers.
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, SAP, AWS, SaaS
Should Integrators Embrace Cloud Computing?
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 27, 2010
Is it profitable for a vendor or service provider to offer solutions via cloud computing?
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, IT infrastructure, service providers, SaaS
SAP Releases Carbon Impact OnDemand SaaS App
By David Needle | Article Published September 22, 2010
The enterprise software giant said Carbon Impact on Demand is its first native cloud application and much more than a feel good, save the environment tool.
Tags: supply chain management, cloud computing, carbon footprint, SaaS, SAP
Business Processes Transformed by SaaS
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published September 07, 2010
Software as a service is changing business processes such as e-procurement and supply-chain management.
Tags: business process management, business process, business process outsourcing, SaaS, cloud computing
Windows Azure Gains Single Sign-On Support
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published August 09, 2010
August preview of Azure AppFabric security component adds support for single sign-on and identity federation.
Tags: cloud computing, Azure, Cloud Hosting, Microsoft, SaaS
LinkedIn Acquires SaaS Provider mSpoke
By David Needle | Article Published August 05, 2010
Looking to improve engagement on its social network, LinkedIn acquires a startup offering a cloud-based recommendation engine designed to personalize content delivery.
Tags: cloud services, LinkedIn, cloud computing, social networking, SaaS
Cloud Computing's Effect on the Hosting Industry
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published July 27, 2010
The cloud rush will result in an industry shakeout and many hosting companies will be swept away by the wave of new cloud computing services.
Tags: SaaS, hosting, Cloud Providers, Cloud Storage, cloud computing
SaaS Market Growing by Leaps and Bounds: Gartner
By Larry Barrett | Article Published July 27, 2010
Gartner's latest report confirms what the market and top enterprise software vendors have been saying for the past three years: SaaS and cloud computing are the future and the future is now.
Tags: cloud services, SaaS, SaaS Contract, Cloud, cloud computing
Improving Security Through Regulatory Compliance
By Sonny Discini | Article Published July 16, 2010
The expense of regulatory compliance is burdensome to businesses, yet it does offer some advantages.
Tags: security, regulation, SaaS, compliance, regulatory
IT Survey Highlights Virtualization Challenges
By David Needle | Article Published July 13, 2010
Virtualization has great promise -- and has seen dramatic levels of adoption -- yet complexity of deployments and other issues persist.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization cloud, virtualization technologies, SaaS, virtualization
How Cloud Computing Helps Mine User Data
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published June 23, 2010
While alarming to some, cloud computings effectiveness at gathering user data enables managers to make better decisions.
Tags: cloud services, SaaS, cloud computing, data mining, IT management
Google Tweaks Collaboration Safety Features in Google Docs
By David Needle | Article Published June 21, 2010
Enterprise users of the cloud-based Google Docs now have more sharing options as to who or how many people in the organization can access their files.
Tags: SaaS, security, Google Docs, collaboration, privacy
Cloud Computing Leaders: Ten to Watch
By Jeff Vance | Article Published June 15, 2010
Cloud computing visionaries, start-ups and established giants, all vying to win a larger share of the emerging cloud market.
Tags: SaaS, cloud computing, Cloud, cloud content management, Cloud network
Cloud Computing 2.0 and the Changing IT Manager
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published June 07, 2010
Despite all the hype, tech executives are still grappling with the emerging cloud computing trend. Heres a brief guide to what it means to todays IT leaders.
Tags: Cloud, IT manager, cloud computing, SaaS, cloud management
HP To Cut 9,000 Services Jobs, Ramp Up Data Center Automation
By Larry Barrett | Article Published June 01, 2010
HP said it will begin restructuring its enterprise services unit this quarter as it modernizes its data center strategy with the same sorts of technologies it's been recommending to customers.
Tags: IBM, SaaS, IT services, restructurings, HP
Xerox's ACS Rolls Out Public, Private Cloud Service
By Larry Barrett | Article Published May 24, 2010
New enterprise cloud service lets companies pick and choose from public and private cloud computing options to speed application deployment and reduce overall IT costs.
Tags: cloud computing, Cisco, Vblock infrastructure, software, SaaS
CDC Makes Cloud Computing Play With TradeBeam Deal
By Larry Barrett | Article Published May 18, 2010
CDC became the latest on-premises software vendor to expand its Software-as-a-Service portfolio, acquiring TradeBeam, a cloud computing-based supply chain monitoring software maker.
Tags: SaaS, IBM, supply chain management, Symantec, cloud computing
Will Cloud Computing Hype, Reality Find Common Ground?
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 10, 2010
Cloud computing offers many benefits yet requires additional overhead that can negate its advantages.
Tags: SaaS, cloud computing, virtualization, infrastructure, Cloud
IBM Tackles Cloud Integration With Cast Iron Systems Buy
By Larry Barrett | Article Published May 03, 2010
Big Blue made its latest cloud computing play, snagging the privately held maker of software that helps companies integrate public and private clouds with on-premise applications.
Tags: cloud computing, IBM, SaaS, Cast Iron Systems, Cloud
Optimism Returns to Software Sector
By Larry Barrett | Article Published April 30, 2010
Almost half of the U.S. software companies say their business has returned to pre-recession levels or will by the middle of 2010, according to a survey by the Sand Hill Group.
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, SaaS, software, economy
How Cloud Computing Security Resembles the Financial Meltdown
By James Maguire | Article Published April 27, 2010
Just as financial organizations paid rating agencies for an investment grade credit rating (on what later turned out to be junk), cloud computing vendors pay accounting firms for a SAS 70 security rating. Should customers be worried?
Tags: cloud security, cloud computing contract, security, cloud computing, SaaS
How Will Data Centers Change to Fit SaaS Needs?
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published April 22, 2010
The traditional data center should be ready to adapt to an increasingly on-demand world, said a panel of enterprise IT providers.
Tags: SaaS, applications, data center, Salesforce, Amazon
Top Ten Reasons to Use SaaS
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published April 21, 2010
Software as a service offers numerous advantages, including limited risk, fewer upfront costs and rapid deployment.
Tags: SaaS Contract, SaaS, cloud computing, software, software as a service
Oracle Adds Healthcare Software Maker Phase Forward
By Larry Barrett | Article Published April 19, 2010
The software giant improved makes yet another key purchase, snapping up Phase Forward, a leading developer of drug data management applications.
Tags: IBM, Oracle, SaaS, Phase Forward, SAP
Salesforce CEO Looks to 'Cloud 2'
By David Needle | Article Published April 14, 2010
Marc Benioff said there's plenty of enterprise appeal in the next generation of cloud computing that he's dubbed Cloud 2.
Tags: SaaS, Atmosphere, Chatter, cloud computing, Salesforce
SaaS Survey Reveals Real World Experience
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published March 29, 2010
Results of a recent SaaS survey provide details about hands-on customer experience with cloud computing and software as a service.
Tags: cloud computing, SaaS, cloud computing contract, Cloud, Cloud network
SAP's Co-CEO's Talk Strategy, Oracle and On-Demand
By David Needle | Article Published March 16, 2010
The first broad release of Business ByDesign is set for July and SAP's co-CEOs say they are confident the enterprise software company is on the right track.
Tags: Oracle, SaaS, SAP, Java, SaaS Contract
Are SaaS/Cloud Computing Vendors Offering Questionable Contracts?
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published March 08, 2010
Although cloud computing enables vendors to offer far more attractive contract terms, many vendors' terms resemble those of legacy vendors.
Tags: SaaS, cloud provider, SaaS Contract, cloud computing contract, cloud computing
Is SaaS Working for You? Survey by Datamation/THINKstrategies
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published March 03, 2010
Eleven quick questions about software as a service, intended to gauge SaaS satisfaction levels among actual users.
Tags: cloud computing, SaaS, software as a service
Business Intelligence Software: Cloud Burst Ahead
By Larry Marion | Article Published February 24, 2010
Business Intelligence software, once exclusively the province of in-house datacenters, is now riding the cloud computing wave and offering far more benefits to many more companies.
Tags: SaaS, BI, business intelligence software, business intelligence, cloud computing
SAP Shakes Up Board Following CEO's Ouster
By Larry Barrett | Article Published February 11, 2010
Less than a week after replacing CEO Leo Apotheker with a pair of co-CEOs, the German software company announces a number of changes to its supervisory board and names a new COO.
Tags: SAP, enterprise software, Hasso Plattner, Oracle, SaaS
Will Cloud Computing Succeed Where Grid Failed?
By Jennifer Schiff | Article Published January 28, 2010
And is there still room for grid computing -- once seen as the future -- in the brave new world of cloud computing?
Tags: grid computing, managed service, managed services provider, SaaS, cloud computing
BMC Brings Remedy Management Software to the Cloud
By Larry Barrett | Article Published January 19, 2010
IT management and automation software developer gives customers more flexibility with its latest Software-as-a-Service offering.
Tags: BMC Software, SaaS, Amazon, process automation software, cloud computing
It's Time for IT Managers to Adopt Cloud Computing
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published January 12, 2010
As cloud computing become a dominant enterprise paradigm, IT managers who fail to leverage it risk falling behind their competitors.
Tags: cloud computing, remote access, IT manager, SaaS
The Costs of Endpoint Virtualization
By James Maguire | Article Published January 07, 2010
Many enterprises wonder: Is getting starting with endpoint virtualization phenomenally expensive, or can we expect a return on investment in a reasonable period? An industry expert explains core principles.
Tags: cloud computing, application servers, thin client, SaaS, virtualization
HP Beefs Up Cloud Portfolio for Telcos
By Larry Barrett | Article Published December 17, 2009
Trio of new on-demand applications aims to give enterprises customers flexibility, visibility into costs associated with building out their cloud-based systems.
Tags: SaaS, HP, telecom, virtualization, cloud computing
IBM Debuts Cloud-Based Datacenter Monitoring Tools
By Larry Barrett | Article Published December 09, 2009
Subscription-based Tivoli Live Monitoring Services lets companies track datacenter performance and predict traffic bottlenecks.
Tags: IBM, cloud computing, SaaS, data center management
Salesforce, Oracle Targeted by Microsoft
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 04, 2009
Microsoft has rolled out aggressive new pricing for its on-demand offering in an effort to undercut SaaS rivals.
Tags: Google, services, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, SaaS