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January 26, 2012  10:06 PM

Interest growing in cloud-based business intelligence tools



Posted by: Karen Goulart
BI SaaS, Business Intelligence, business intelligence tools, CIO, cloud BI, Cloud computing, SaaS

Coincidence? Or a truly topically in-tune editor? I'll go with the latter. On the same day I was assigned a story on the place of cloud-based business intelligence (BI) in the enterprise, Gartner Inc. released a telling study on the subject -- and I learned that cloud consulting firm...

October 31, 2011  9:07 PM

A cloud computing strategy requires a good offense and defense



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO, Cloud computing, cloud computing adoption, cloud computing strategy, cloud services, SaaS, shadow IT

A discussion among the CIOs at the recent Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) summit on cloud computing strategies got me thinking about Eleanor...


April 13, 2011  7:14 PM

In the cloud, even custom apps will be a commodity



Posted by: Linda Tucci
Application development, CIO, Cloud computing, SaaS

I'll make this short because God knows you've read enough about cloud computing and its software variation, SaaS. This concerns the cloud and custom apps, in particular the proprietary apps and IT systems...


November 18, 2010  10:09 PM

ISVs’ software licensing agreements bend with the times



Posted by: 4Laura
CIO, on-demand licensing, SaaS, software licensing agreements, subscription pricing model

Enterprises might not be rushing headlong into the public cloud -- indeed, most experts believe the infrastructure of the future will be a hybrid cloud -- but savvy CIOs are taking a page from the public...


December 4, 2009  2:41 PM

Has Google Wave impressed you as an enterprise collaboration tool?



Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, Compliance, SaaS, Web 2.0

I'm going to preface this post by admitting that Google usually impresses me with ease. Google Web search? Easily the best one out there. Google Street View? Amazing.


October 9, 2009  2:20 PM

Why IT can be OK with users managing their own SaaS services contracts



Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
Conference coverage, contract negotiations, outsourcing contracts, SaaS

I just returned from Forrester Research Inc.'s Services & Sourcing Forum in Chicago. Newsflash: Chicago is a windy city! Another newsflash: The road to creating and managing IT outsourcing contracts is a long and winding one – especially when business users start procuring their own services,...


June 23, 2009  9:02 PM

SaaS BI vendor LucidEra’s demise harkens to ASP downfalls



Posted by: Christina Torode
BI, SaaS

When my inbox began filling up with all the theories of why BI SaaS vendor LucidEra is expected to close down by month’s end, I couldn’t help thinking that the more things...


April 16, 2009  8:04 PM

Cloud computing: You pay your money, you make your choices



Posted by: mschlack
Amazon, Cloud computing, SaaS, VMware

MIT’s Kirsch Auditorium was standing room only last night for a forum on cloud computing, part of the university’s Innovation Series for entrepreneurs, investors and patent attorneys. But there was a liberal sprinkling of technology types as well in the audience, including some upper-level IT...


November 26, 2008  12:00 AM

SaaS integration easier said than done



Posted by: Linda Tucci
SaaS

Questions for you Software as a Service (SaaS) devotees about SaaS integration: Did your vendor give you enough information up front about the potential difficulties of integrating the SaaS application with your existing applications? Were you able to find SaaS user groups to vet concerns before...


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