Software On Demand

SaaS Journal

Subscribe to SaaS Journal: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts newslettersWeekly Newsletters
Get SaaS Journal: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn


Latest Articles from SaaS Journal
While Dell struggles to go private, private equity is reportedly staging a run on fellow Texan BMC Software, dying to take the thing private and satisfy Elliott Management, which got Novell sold off to Attachmate a while back. According to Reuters KKR and TPG Capital, which turned th...
Dell Software has launched its next-generation Dell Boomi Master Data Management (MDM) that delivers a comprehensive set of features and capabilities in a single cloud-managed solution. This marks a fundamental shift: now mid-sized companies can take advantage of an MDM solution that s...
As already described in the previous few articles NIST defines three different service models for the cloud - IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. However if you look at the Wikipedia article about cloud computing you will notice that there are quite a few more "as-a-service" models mentioned there. L...
"With SoftNAS, we are making powerful, complex storage technologies simple, reliable and affordable," said Bill Hood, founder and CEO of SoftNAS, LLC as SoftNAS announced today the immediate general availability of its SoftNAS Professional Edition and SoftNAS Essentials products, for A...
Signing up and signing on are major threats to any cloud application business. What approaches can an application provider take, and what are the implications on the business? Did you know that: Half of paid SaaS customers do not use the application at all Nine out of 10 has left an...
Centrify has signed its biggest contract ever. Samsung has OEM’d Centrify’s Active Directory-based security and cloud identity technology intending to put the widgetry on millions of its notoriously insecure Android-based smartphones and tablets to out BlackBerry. BlackBerry is gene...
The cloud is often touted as the answer to all our problems. The cloud broker model can give service providers the chance to avoid commoditization by repackaging their own offerings together with cloud services and selling these to customers. But cloud brokers beware. There’s a risk of...
HOUSTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data storage is a perennial need of businesses large and small, but many of today's technologies are too unwieldy or complicated for small business customers. SoftNAS™ provides network attached storage (NAS) for cloud computing that meets every co...
This article argues whether the generic paas offerings from established giants today are not disruptive enough and at best they are incremental. Change. Continuous change is what we have witnessed, since Computing began way back in 1960s, we have had many transformational waves on ho...
Avanade, the global enterprise IT services company started by Accenture and Microsoft in 2000 to focus on Microsoft widgetry, has acquired the software written by a young 15-month-old SaaS operations start-up by the name of Opstera that helps manage cloud solutions, the underlying plat...
Amazon is going to use a virtual currency it calls Amazon Coins to stimulate the development and sale of games, applications and in-app virtual goods for its Kindle Fire tablet. One Amazon Coin is worth a penny and Amazon means to shower shoppers with tens of millions of dollars in f...
“We are pleased with the responses we are receiving from our service provider partners and will continue making a substantial investment in our expertise and knowledge initiatives,” said Birger Steen, CEO of Parallels, on the occasion of the publication of the latest report in the Para...
SaaS-based application performance monitoring start-up New Relic, which has already raised $34.5 million in venture capital, has gotten a whopping $80 million in mezzanine financing to move into native mobile applications, open an office in Europe, add staff and prepare to IPO. The h...
RiverMeadow Software™ Inc., developer of the RiverMeadow™ cloud migration SaaS, the world's only automated server migration platform developed specifically for Carrier and Service Provider Clouds, today announces that PeakColo, a leading enterprise-class IaaS Cloud service provider for...
Modern enterprise class Oracle shops typically operate hundreds of Oracle databases, all managed by sizable DBA teams. Properly deployed Oracle databases actually require little administrative effort. I am here exploring ideas, technologies and techniques that bring us closer to the...
I’ve been granted an incredible opportunity. Over the past three and a half months I have gotten to lead a real world large-scale delivery of a cloud solution. The final solution will be delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to the customer via an on-premise managed service. While ...
EMC said Tuesday that it means to offer its cloud-based online file-sharing service Syncplicity, acquired last May, with its Isilon and Atmos widgetry so customers can store files as in the cloud as well as on-premise. The stuff’s in beta. It’s supposed to increase productivity, fl...
This article is a comprehensive and detailed look at the key metrics that are needed to understand and optimize a SaaS business. It is a completely updated rewrite of an older post. For this version, I have co-opted two real experts in the field: Ron Gill, (CFO, NetSuite), and Brad Co...
Analysis and insight on the famous four buzzwords in the IT world... Enterprise Mobility, Cloud Computing, BYOD and Unified Communication; how they complement, assist and disrupt each other; and the potential impact of the underlying forces in action on their future.... Cloud comput...
It is tempting to see a hybrid cloud as merely a collection of clouds, versus the seamless integration of clouds and data centers. Yet hybrid cloud is a game changer that offers tremendous new potentials for a new generation of solutions... not merely low cost IT infrastructure. The ...
The godfather of Viewpoint in the new era of cloud computing is clearly Salesforce.com. As I have written here, SalesForce.com's "The End of Software" created a unique and compelling Viewpoint that aligned with the aspiration and frustrations of their target customers who needed fas...
by Lorita Ba Every now and then, we at TwinStrata like to take a pulse of the industry. While we have conversations every day with prospective and current customers, partners and industry analysts, it’s good to pop up from those conversations to see what the
Storage titan EMC has quietly acquired Texas-based iWave Software, whose Automator suite streamlines the provisioning and management of storage systems, data centers and private clouds. No price was mentioned. It will be another Storage-as-a-Service ornament for EMC’s Advanced Storag...
“We develop a SaaS platform so you can run your entire company on the cloud – it’s an ERP system on the cloud,” explained Vilayat William, Chief Business Development Officer at TBlox, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 11th International ...
Definitions of cloud computing are easy to find, but a single, authoritative definition is hard to come by. Perhaps the best work in this area was done by Böhm, et al. By compiling characteristics of 17 different scholarly and industrial definitions, the authors identified five primary...
Being a revenue-focused, data-driven tech marketer is no longer a best practice—it is, to use Hollis Tibbetts' pithy wording, "table stakes." But even if a marketing organization can't quite raise the stakes to get a seat among their best-performing peers (many marketers lag behind acc...
Business is continually seeking ways to improve functions. One of the most financially burdensome departments for many companies is IT. To succeed in any industry, a system needs to be in tune with the fast pace of the world it serves. Sustaining such an environment requires dedication...
Red Hat has bought itself a Christmas present – privately held ManageIQ. It’s paying $104 million in folding money for the pleasure of what appears to be a made-to-measure glove. The two seem to be a perfect fit. The deal might close by the end of the year. Red Hat approached the s...
“We provide a cloud-based subscription commerce platform that covers every single aspect of a recurring revenue model end to end,” explained Tom Dibble, President and CEO of Aria Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 11th Internatio...
Centrify, the ISV that makes its living leveraging Microsoft’s Active Directory, has got some new cloud-based widgetry that lets organizations centrally secure and control access to their Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deployments. The adoption of SaaS apps combined with the Bring-Your...
As 2012 draws to a close, a growing number of savvy enterprise CIOs -- and perhaps even more Line of Business leaders -- are joining the momentum towards an increase in the mainstream adoption of managed cloud services. Furthermore, the near-term market outlook for 2013 is part...
JFrog (www.jfrog.com), the creator of Artifactory Binary Repository, announced today it has been selected as a winner of Red Herring's Top 100 Global award, a prestigious list recognizing the leading private companies from North America, Europe, and Asia, celebrating startups' innovati...
Reports that rPath, the source code automation start-up founded in 2005 by ex-Red Hat technical folk, was looking for a buyer proved true. Business analytics software shop SAS Institute has acquired its code and some of its staff expecting to expand its ability to automate and manage...
One of the most powerful as well as practical ways to demonstrate the trend of Cloud 2.0 and how it will re-invent IT areas like CRM, is to consider the SaaS opportunities this presents. Greenfield Applications First In summary this is best captured from the Canadian E-Health Cloud str...
Another one of Andreessen Horowitz’s seemingly endless supply of gold-tinged start-ups whose future is supposed to be theirs to lose has come out of start-up hiding to proclaim the existence of its newfangled SaaS-style data-warehouse-as-a-service for Big Data analytics running initial...
Let’s take the notion of a user identity – or to be more precise, the user’s avatar – and consider it to be a Cloud resource. The user, that is, we can provision such avatars as we see fit. And because they’re in the Cloud, they’re location independent. Facebook could use our avatar. A...
Technology changes so rapidly that a business will be left behind if it does not constantly consider newer and better ways of doing things. Chances are that if you are not thinking out of the box, looking ahead, and making continuous advancements, your competitors will. The defining ...
Gartner says the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) market should be worth $1.2 billion this year, up from $900 million last year, and hit $1.5 billion next year on the way to $2.9 billion by 2016. Its calculations include everything from Salesforce.com’s Force.com to discrete application ...
In a tough economic climate everyone is looking for ways to cut costs without sacrificing performance. More and more small and mid-size businesses are realizing the benefits of business management software. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and other business management tools ...
When I talk to CIOs, they usually complain that the trend of Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, is undermining their ability to keep their organization’s infrastructures and data secure. Every employee who comes to work with his or her smartphone or tablet and pulls up sales reports, help...