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
As part of our presence at Cloud Expo in New York two weeks ago, we conducted a survey at our booth (in return from some quite popular storage hogs). More than 100 attendees participated and the results were rather enlightening.
One of the key tenets of the Cloud is self-service. Anyone from an individual entrepreneur to an enterprise CIO with a valid credit card can subscribe to the Cloud. This has been the biggest driver of Cloud adoption especially among the startups and SMEs. While this is definitely an ad...
The Cloud community have been talking recently about Everything as a Service; they call it EaaS. At first hearing it’s an interesting idea, another acronym to complement IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. Unfortunately it’s rather like the tail wagging the dog! The Cloud community use the term Serv...
North Bridge Venture Partners has announced the results of its second annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey. Supported by 39 industry collaborators spanning established leaders, emerging, fast-growth companies, and startups – the 2012 survey captures current industry perceptions, sen...
Salesforce has bought SMB-focused corporate perks and employee rewards management start-up ChoicePass a year after the outfit drummed up $250,000 in seed money. Its site will be shut down on June 30 and the team that put the operation together sucked up into Salesforce according to a...
Though expected as part of the enterprise transformation, we are seeing a much faster adoption of Business Process as a Service aka industry SaaS model into large and medium-sized enterprises. We are seeing that most enterprises looking for cloud-based solutions for the new business p...
Xeround, the Cloud Database company, today announced that their cloud database for MySQL applications is now available on Joyent Cloud, the public cloud designed for real-time, high-performance applications. Joyent Cloud provides public and private cloud computing software and services...
As rumored last week, Salesforce.com Monday said it’s going to buy Buddy Media for roughly $689 million in cash and stock. Buddy Media lets marketers manage their presence on social sites like Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. They can publish content, place social adv...
announced an updated version of its AzureOps service. AzureOps now allows customers to compose, monitor, and manage disparate cloud services as a single unified cloud application. These services include Azure infrastructure (IaaS) and platform services (PaaS), as well as third party so...
Dell Boomi on Tuesday announced an improved cloud integration platform that helps organizations modernize, simplify and manage their changing IT environments. Dell Boomi AtomSphere Summer 12 expands application and data integration capabilities, enhances security and offers Boomi Assur...
CDC Software, an enterprise software provider of on-premise and cloud technologies, today announced that Ramona’s Mexican Food Products Inc., a manufacturer of specialty Mexican foods, plans to implement Ross Enterprise to manage its growth, while helping to improve efficiency, reduce ...
CloudOne, a provider of Software-as-a-Service, on Monday announced that it is expanding its hosted Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) testing program to offer performance, load and stress tests available in hourly increments. By expanding its monthly offerings to include an hourly increment ...
Effective integration of Cloud software services to existing in-house applications is an important element of leveraging the Cloud. It is not sufficient to be content with procuring software as a service and deploying the product. A solid integration strategy and plan can support the c...
GoGrid on Wednesday announced its Private Cloud infrastructure solution is powering a new network management application for Orange Business Services, the France Telecom-Orange branch dedicated specifically to business-to-business services. “We’re excited to work with Orange Business...
We’re happy to announce general availability of Intel Cloud SSO IAM-as-a-service today after running it in private beta mode for 2 months with select customers. See press release here. Intel has partnered with Salesforce to develop and run this application … Continue readin...
Technologies that make buildings smarter and more energy efficient continue to evolve at a rapid pace, with new entrants and solutions announced every week. Many of the new products and services center on the big data that buildings produce in real time. Buildings have been producing v...
Sigma Systems on Monday unveiled the Sigma Cloud Service Broker, an integrated SaaS service fulfillment solution for the selection, provisioning and management of SaaS services and applications. The Sigma Cloud Service Broker platform reduces costs, removes operational silos and red...
You may have heard this term recently and wondered what it meant. When it comes to security, everyone thinks of Firewalls, Proxies, IPS, IDS, Honeypots, VPN devices, email security and even Web security, but most people don’t think in terms … Continue reading →
New tools and services for swift software-as-a-service integration in the cloud lowers the barrier to SaaS adoption for SaaS providers and developers. MuleSoft this week launched Mule iON SaaS Edition, providing a broad set of new tools and services for swift software-as-a-Service (Sa...
Enterprises often frustrate developers. Why do Enterprises always seem so behind when it comes to the very latest technology? In particular, a trend we are seeing is the continued struggle to marry Enterprise authentication with the burgeoning world of REST … Continue reading ...
Called “the biggest software company you haven’t heard of yet” by one of its shiny new backers, 10-year-old Qualtrics has gotten $70 million from Accel Partners and Sequoia Capital in the VCs’ largest joint investment ever. It’s also the company’s first outside investment. Reportedly...
Xeround, the Cloud Database Company, on Tuesday announced the availability of their database-as-a-service for MySQL applications as an add-on for the AppHarbor .Net platform and for AppFog's PHP Fog PHP platform. Xeround's add-on provides .NET and PHP developers using these platform...
Adobe Systems on Tuesday announced the availability of Adobe® CQ Cloud Manager, a Software-as-a-Service application that provides enterprises the ability to easily and quickly launch marketing initiatives in the cloud. With CQ Cloud Manager, part of the Adobe Digital Marketing Suite, d...
Most technology companies - especially Software companies do marketing all wrong. They make marketing all about "them". I call it "me-me-me" marketing. Marketing for technology should be about "the customer" - and how to make the customer successful. There are a few examples of so...
Red Hat claims that the enterprise isn’t using these newfangled platforms-as-a-service to develop software very much because they don’t meet its needs. The enterprise is worried about compliance, enterprise architecture standards, IT governance, security, application lifecycle manage...
"We’re giving customers running SAP solutions an easy, low-risk way to take advantage of all the benefits of the cloud in a way that fits seamlessly into their existing IT environments,” said Kevin Jones, vice president, Dell Services, as Dell Services announced the first offers in its...
With companies increasingly worried about their data in the cloud, a number of providers have cropped up to offer various types of encryption Many studies have shown a chasm between cloud service providers and their customers regarding who is responsible for the security of the custome...
Most of the commentary written about companies moving to the Cloud focuses on the loss of control over company data as a consequence of giving up self-hosted infrastructure. There is usually an implication that this is bad. I believe that is not necessarily a given. How may stories d...
The irony about cloud computing in the higher education environment is that most schools have already been using it to some extent but may not even realize it. Gmail is one example. Yahoo Mail is another. The fact is web-based applications, which many schools rely on for daily commun...
“Cloud” promises Flexible IT. Cloud has also taken various forms of every aaS imaginable. Determining the right model for the developer is just as confusing as it is for the end user. The primary reason – multi-vendor, cross-platform components are needed to truly deliver on the promis...
If you look at the hour hand of a clock you will not notice the movement, but you cannot conclude from your observation that hour hand does not move. Similarly if you daily look at what is happening in cloud computing you will hardly see any movement. However, if you step back and comp...
The most enjoyable part of my job at AppDynamics is to witness and evangelize customer success. What’s slightly strange is that for this to happen, an application has to slow down or crash. It’s a bittersweet feeling when End Users, Operations, Developers and many Businesse...
Intel recently announced that by combining the strength of Intel® accelerated processing and McAfee® enterprise-level security we are taking our solutions to the next level and help our customers to extend their applications far beyond the traditional perimeters in a very secure manner...
Earlier today I interviewed hot Cloud venture Appdirect, a company that offers a white label platform for implementing ‘Cloud Service Brokering’. This is one of the headline R&I focus areas for our road map. On the back of a $3.25m VC deal last year, Appdirect is one of...
With the enablement of new sources of data flow into the enterprise, it is time to look at the issues of Information Delivery 1.0 of the current enterprises. Disparate Data Sources, most enterprises have grown multiple database platforms and even within a platform, multiple databases ...
"PerspecSys enables Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) and other healthcare customers to confidently deploy leading SaaS applications like Oracle CRM On Demand, while eliminating the security and compliance barriers that previously got in their way,” noted David Canellos, CEO of Perspec...
Small to large companies are all seeking additional knowledge in this growing sector of Cloud Computing. From storage, work share, document management to full enterprise solutions for business. Consulting groups are seeking just that kind of full service providers. Providing busines...
Adobe launched Creative Suite 6 Monday, the latest version of its flagship software kit for designers and web developers, and made it subscription-based, part of the company’s Creative Cloud. Pricing starts at $50 a month for a year’s commitment or $75 a month with no contract. Exist...
With all the hype around “the cloud,” it’s difficult not to be skeptical about its value. While cloud computing seems complex, it is possible to understand the building blocks that help make the cloud more tangible for businesses of all sizes. In fact, understanding the innovation the ...
Cloud technology company AppLayer has announced the availability of its new platform, White Label Box. The solution allows businesses to outsource standard IT applications and core infrastructure through their preferred IT services company, avoiding the need to manage multiple cloud an...