Five steps to a successful migration to cloud-based SaaS applications

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A digital transformation can deliver improved flexibility, faster speed-to-market and reduced costs, but only if you go about things in the right way. One path to a successful digital transformation is to move traditional applications to cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, a migration that requires a data-driven approach and using technology in strategic, new ways. Traditionally, […]

Optimize your software licensing while moving to the cloud

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I’ve been talking to several clients who are on a journey to the cloud and at various stages of adopting Software as a Service (SaaS). They are concerned about having to manage complex and hybrid IT environments. Procurement and IT managers tell me they are worried about working with multiple software vendors. Acquiring licenses or […]

Can you top “anything and everything as a service”?

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It’s hard to believe it’s been over 16 years since our first exposure to Software as a Service – or SaaS.  Since then the initial letter has been substituted with virtually every descriptor one can imagine. Many of the most popular are listed here with an incredible duplication of acronyms: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) […]

Microsoft: The Windows cloud business

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Still think of Microsoft as the Windows company? Think again. In Microsoft’s latest quarter, it was the cloud, not Windows, that drove revenue to $25 billion in non-GAAP revenue in the quarter, over the expected $24 billion and up 10% year-over-year from $23 billion. Not bad. Not bad at all. “Innovation across our cloud platforms drove […]