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SaaS: Pros, cons and leading vendors

Software as a Service (SaaS) is an increasingly popular delivery model for a wide range of business applications. We outline the benefits and drawbacks of SaaS, present a listing of vendors and consider which kinds of companies will benefit most from outsourcing software provision to the cloud.

March 3, 2013 by

India's big data market to hit $1B in 2015

The National Association of Software and Services Companies reports the country's big data sector will grow at a CAGR of 83 percent over the next three years from the current US$200 million as businesses catch on to its benefits.

September 5, 2012 by

5 SaaS adoption speed bumps to avoid

Software-as-a-service offers certain cost benefits and efficiencies but companies should be mindful of issues such as integration complexities and vendor lock-in before leaping, say analysts.

May 21, 2012 by

Social business and enterprise usage: The lessons

The data keeps coming in: The sale of social business software continues to rise and is forecast to continue rising for years. But does that translate into adoption? New data shows that while adoption is slowing, it's indeed happening, with real benefits. If so, what are the most useful lessons we can take away from the early pioneers?

December 16, 2011 by

Changing Times in the HR World...

Like accountancy software and spreadsheets, HR Technology has been around as long as business computing. Recruiting, payroll, tracking work time, performance appraisals,  employee benefits administration, managing training and learning and performance reviews and records...

July 28, 2011

Why virtualize? There is more to the story.

Virtualization is much, much more than using virtual machine software to create virtual clients or servers. Organizations need to explore all types of virtualization to get a complete picture of the potential benefits.

July 5, 2011 by

Saba - global formal & informal learning

I met with Bobby Yazdani, CEO & President of Saba Software earlier this week at their Redwood Shores California headquarters. A substantial global company with 1400 customers and more than 19 million users across 150 countries, Saba is the piece of the enterprise stack jigsaw puzzle that first brought training and learning into the internet era after their 1997 founding.

April 14, 2011

Jive software customer survey reveals state of market

Jive software just released a December 2010 customer survey of 500 individuals (from CEO to individual contributor), representing more than 300 companies worldwide, a large percentage of whom have more than 10,000 employees, on the business benefits of their 'Social Business' software.

January 31, 2011

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