Some organizations have carefully crafted strategies for cloud technology adoption; but for most, their journey to the cloud has been an ad hoc affair. Many have deployed applications in a number of different clouds: public clouds, private clouds, and even combinations of the two. While public and private clouds demonstrate how effective they can be in enabling companies to deploy applications quickly, hybrid cloud strategies prove the value of hosting applications in both cloud and on-premises environments. Similarly, SaaS offerings transform the way businesses interact with customers, partners, and vendors.
Companies running legacy job scheduling products suffer from higher costs, inefficient use of resources, and greater IT complexity, according to independent analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates. Read their findings, and see why consolidating on a single, comprehensive workload automation solution is an easy win for IT and the business.
While the Google Chrome platform is ideal for accessing Google Apps, SaaS and other cloud-based services, Microsoft Windows applications continue to play an essential role in most organizations. Read this paper to learn more.
The modern enterprise workforce poses new challenges for IT. Today’s employees work in more places, on more devices— personal or company-owned—and over more networks than ever, using a diverse array of datacenter applications, mobile apps, SaaS and cloud services. As they move among apps, networks and devices, IT needs to be able to control access and ensure data and application security without impeding productivity. That means enabling users to get to work quickly and easily in any scenario without having to deal with different ways of accessing each app. Traditional VPNs and point solutions add complexity for both users and IT, increase costs and fail to enable a holistic approach to business mobility. Over the years, many IT organizations have addressed these evolving requirements through point solutions and by case-by-case configuration of access methods. The resulting fragmented experience poses a key roadblock to productivity and increases user frustration. For IT, the lack of a
Published By: ZScaler
Published Date: Nov 16, 2011
The agility, scalability, security and cost benefits of cloud security and security-as-a-service offerings are being realized for enterprises large and small. This whitepaper outlines seven key reasons why you should consider a cloud-delivered security solution.
Published By: ZScaler
Published Date: Nov 18, 2011
Read this informative whitepaper to learn how, as a Blue Coat customer, you can reap the benefits of Zscaler's comprehensive cloud security solution. Learn how enterprises with legacy proxy appliances-such as Blue Coat ProxySG-will further enhance their security with our unmatched advanced threat protection.
Published By: Limelight
Published Date: Aug 22, 2012
While the globalization of business and the myriad of challenges it poses are nothing new, the explosive growth of global online commerce and the demanding worldwide competitive landscape present a variety of new obstacles for companies of all sizes.
Discover best path forward for monetizing your SaaS products. This whitepaper explores the pricing strategies and best practices for billing SaaS businesses. Some of the topics covered include:
• Billing solution innovation facilitated by the SaaS economy.
• Common SaaS pricing models and strategies.
• Feature requirements for monetizing SaaS products.
You’ll learn what to look for in a billing solution and understand what questions you need to ask before committing to an agile billing platform.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: May 21, 2015
The IT department has traditionally been the central nervous
system of a company—the brain that powers the entire
organization. IT has always been in control of software and
systems, and responsible for keeping those systems and
associated processes consistent, steady and reliable. But
times are changing for IT.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Feb 28, 2017
Meer Informatie over Office 365™ Migratierisico's en hoe u de afhankelijkheid van uw SaaS-applicaties kunt beheersen.
Als u als organisatie overweegt om naar Office 365™ over te stappen, moet u zich bewust zijn van een aantal belangrijke risico's voor uw e-mailinfrastructuur. De cloud lijkt misschien een eenvoudig, kosteneffectief alternatief voor lokale e-mail, maar de continuïteit en de veiligheid mag niet over het hoofd worden gezien.
Download hieronder ons e-boek, Zonder Zorgen Uw E-mail naar de Cloud Verplaatsen: Aanbevolen Procedures voor het Beheersen van Risico's in een Office 365 Wereld" voor meer informatie over het beheersen van risico's met uw e-mail in de cloud.
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Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Feb 28, 2017
Lär dig mer om riskerna med att migrera till Office 365™ och hur du undviker en SaaS-monokultur.
När en organisation överväger att migrera till Office 365, måste de vara medvetna om flera signifikanta risker för deras e-postinfrastruktur. Molnet kan verka vara ett enkelt och kostnadseffektivt alternativ till en lokal e-post, men kontinuitets- och säkerhetsaspekterna får inte förbises.
Hämta vår e-bok, "Trygg flytt av er e-post till molnet: Bästa praxis för att hantera risker i Office 365”, nedan för att lära dig mer om hur ni undviker problem med molnbaserad e-post.
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Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jan 25, 2016
IT used to be so simple. Companies owned their own technology equipment and purchased enterprise licenses for many of the applications anybody in the organization might care to use. But then the cloud emerged, and mobile, and social media, and IoT; the world of IT has never been the same. Today's businesses are software-driven enterprises with technology capability distributed throughout the company, utilizing countless third-party cloud-based applications. This new organization requires an cultural shift in the IT organization.
Read this whitepaper to learn:
-How businesses can reorganize themselves into lightweight, agile, modular businesses able to respond to innovations in SaaS, mobile, and analytics
-How to build a technological architecture that can accommodate new technology yet still extract value from on-premises systems
-The advantages of an API-led connected architecture vs. old SOA approaches
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Sep 08, 2016
Enterprises are adopting more and more SaaS applications and customers are interacting with companies from an increasing number of channels. Many companies are not ready to provide the level of engagement, service and support their customers demand. New applications are added to the company’s ecosystem, but not connected with the existing applications. Customer data is inconsistent and not synced across a customer’s lifecycle.
Cloud-first, mobile-first organizations are seeing huge benefits from taking a more distributed approach to IT. Business units are given more freedom to evaluate and select SaaS applications that will enable efficiency and growth. Users are given more freedom to use the devices that make them the most productive.
When this trend started, most IT organizations were able to implement some basic, manual processes to administer and govern IT in this best-of-breed distributed environment. However, as the number of touchpoints increases, IT needs to automate to keep pace.
This paper goes into more detail on the top 5 reasons to automate identity lifecycle and identity administration and build a solid foundation for future cloud-first, mobile-first IT.
With the exploding adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, enterprise IT is fundamentally changing. While on-demand services provide tremendous ROI, they also introduce new challenges that must be overcome to truly capitalize on their potential. Identity management problems such as controlling who is granted access to which applications and data and how to control access to these applications leveraging on premise directories such as Active Directory, have become increasingly important. Single Sign-On and provisioning solutions that are optimized for the cloud are necessary to help address these challenges. This whitepaper presents the eight biggest identity and access management (IAM) challenges associated with adopting and deploying cloud and SaaS applications, and discusses best practices for addressing each of them.
The security perimeter once familiar to the enterprise has become incredibly fragmented. Data and applications reside everywhere: on the network, endpoints and in the cloud. The cloud, in particular, is seeing huge growth with enterprises adopting these environments at a rapid pace. According to Gartner, 55 percent of large enterprises will successfully implement an all-in cloud SaaS strategy by 2025.1 Combined with an increasingly mobile and global workforce, and more importantly, increasingly distributed SaaS cloud environments, organizations are now faced with securing a multitude of applications, users, devices and networks – all hosting sensitive data that is critical to business growth, reputation and customer trust.
** White Paper Published By: Forrester Consulting **
This commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Oracle reports key findings from a survey of 250 eCommerce decision makers on the shift in the marketplace from on-premises commerce infrastructures to modern SaaS solutions. Read this report to learn:
- Top considerations when choosing an eCommerce SaaS platform
- The factors most critical to a successful SaaS implementation
- Benchmarks on eCommerce processes
- Which practices distinguish high performers from all others"
With a powerful, modern cloud commerce solution, e-commerce sites don’t need to sacrifice functionality, customization, or site experience to gain agility. Download this whitepaper to learn four key considerations to keep in mind when evaluating SaaS commerce solutions to achieve agility without compromise.
Many companies that sell online direct to consumers are evaluating whether they can better achieve their revenue and growth goals by either shifting their e-commerce infrastructure to the cloud, or by migrating to a more flexible and scalable SaaS solution that doesn't limit their growth. But what are some of the key considerations as you evaluate your options? Download this whitepaper to learn the 3 keys to igniting your business growth as you consider SaaS commerce solutions.
Forrester predicts that by 2019, SaaS commerce investment will account for nearly three-quarters of the market spending on ecommerce software. In this white paper, you'll learn the 6 key questions to ask your vendor before you select a SaaS e-commerce solution.
** White Paper Published By: Forrester Research, Inc. **
According to the July 2015 Forrester Research, Inc. report entitled "Brief: Oracle Commerce Gets the Cloud Treatment," nearly 73% of online retailers have already or plan to make a full or partial shift to using SaaS-based commerce technologies within two years.