Archive for the “Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)” Category

One example of a how a SaaS product shook the foundations of its on-premise rival

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What’s an example of on-premise software being threatened by the emergence of a SaaS upstart operating in the cloud?  Answer: Mint Vs. Quicken Quicken, for years, had cultivated a devoted base of users who waited for each new version of the software to appear from Intuit.   This nifty little personal finance tool is easier to…

Cloud Computing Finding its Way In

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A survey of 785 companies has found that only 3% feel that cloud computing is still a bit “too risky”. This figure has been slashed from 11% one year ago. This is positive, encouraging news as it now looks like more and more corporations believe that cloud computing is the way forward. Growing Confidence The…

Breaking Through The Cloud

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Cloud computing is a revolutionary technology that is changing the way we interact with data and files, however, due to the fact that it is such a fresh technology, a lot of the terms and jargon involved can be quite hard to understand for those that may not have a huge amount of experience on…

Survey Reveals Cloud Adoption Should Quadruple

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Cloud adoption amongst enterprises is now expected to significantly grow throughout the rest of 2012, however it has also been revealed that some serious obstacles must be overcome. This is according to a customer survey carried out by Cisco Systems. The 2012 Cisco Global Cloud Networking Survey of 100 IT executives in each of 13…

Cloud Hosting Concept Explained

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Cloud computing, and cloud hosting in particular, is perhaps one of the biggest developments in the technology sector since the invention of the Internet in the latter part of the 20th Century. Many analysts predict that within 10 years, 80% of all computing, storage, and e-commerce done worldwide may take place in the cloud. The term…

A worldwide review of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) growth

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Two of the top challenges customers face when implementing SaaS services in Europe are customization and limited flexibility, according to a recent Gartner Press Release. But, despite these challenges SaaS revenue jumped 23% in 2011 from 2010, to reach $2.7 billion. By 2015 this figure is expected to reach nearly $5 billion. The biggest market…

SaaS Go-Time: Has your software development shop reached a critical tipping point?

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An interesting conversation recently took place between the owner of a small, but rapidly growing Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and his lead software developer in charge of new development. If you currently deliver Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to clients using an on-premise IT model, the conversation may challenge the way you see things. Owner: We did well…

The cloud transformation cometh

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The New York times reports that cloud momentum continues to swing upwards, giving a nod to Marc Benioff, founder of Salesforce.com for being one of the pioneers in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) sector. In a $440 million deal, NYT confirmed that I.B.M. would buy DemandTec, a cloud-based vendor of data analysis software. This follows the announcement…

Us versus them: How our clouds shape up

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Failure has become an option. At least according to Forbes Magazine who concludes that cloud computing now allows businesses a low-cost way to try and fail with new ideas. This fast track to innovation is made possible within all three layers of the cloud stack: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). But, the hard…

Fighting “Database Sprawl” in the Cloud

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A few months ago an interview was conducted with Jignesh Shah, a recognized expert on running databases, especially PostgreSQL, in virtualized environments, including VMware. At that particular point in time Jignesh had just completed a number of closed door sessions at PgEast 2011 in New York. While a number of points were discussed in the…

Inside scoop into choosing a cloud hosting provider

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Not all roads that lead to a cloud server are paved in gold. When making the decision to migrate in-house servers to a web hosting company which provides private or public cloud servers there are some golden rules to follow. Rule #1: Start slowly, finish strongly If you are currently heavily invested in onsite physical…

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