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 […]

Gartner looks into its public cloud crystal ball

Things are looking rosy for the public cloud from where IT research giant Gartner sits. Others, however, see the private cloud doing just fine. Gartner expects the worldwide public cloud service market to grow 18% in 2017 to total $246.8 billion. That’s up from $209.2 billion in 2016. IaaS is expected to grow 36.8% in 2017 […]

What does your business need to consider when adopting SaaS?

Of all public cloud services, Software as a Service — or SaaS — is the offering with the biggest potential. It truly is IT-as-a-utility, like water from the tap or power from a socket. SaaS applications provide end users with standardized functionality. They don’t require any involvement of the IT department. And every so often new features are […]

5 cloud deployment blunders to avoid

I’ve been consulting on cloud migrations and deployments for a while now. Along the way, I’ve seen lots of mistakes made. Mea culpa: I’ve made some of them myself. Don’t be like me, or a lot of companies. Avoid these five blunders and you’ll be much better off. 1 Hurry up and fail. Do not, I […]

Is SaaS simply the ‘cloudification’ of apps?

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Some may view a transition to Software as a Service (SaaS) as simply the “cloudification” of applications. But in many cases, SaaS delivers richer, more relevant features and functions than packaged applications, while also presenting an opportunity to restructure and eliminate gaps. SaaS is software that is owned, delivered and managed remotely over a network. […]

These 4 factors should guide your SaaS implementation

IDC  predicts  that in 2017, 25 percent of Software as a Service (SaaS) implementation projects won’t meet cost-savings goals, while 12.5 percent won’t meet key business goals. With more than $37 billion expected to be spent globally on SaaS in 2016 and even more expected in 2017, the cost of failure is staggering. For startups with a limited […]

Adopting a cloud operating model: Difficult decisions ahead

When was the last time you’ve ever heard anyone say “IT Applications & Operations”? Frankly, in my 30+ year career in IT, I don’t believe I’ve ever heard anyone use this term. The typical term we hear is IT Infrastructure & Operations. These two go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly, which tells us a […]

Avez-vous besoin d’un plan B pour vos solutions SaaS ?

Evernote a récemment changé l’organisation de ses services, ce qui le rend moins attractif (ça reste une opinion personnelle) à des gens comme moi. Suite à ces modifications, peu d’options s’offrent à moi, sauf peut-être chercher une alternative à ce service, mais la transition risque de ne pas être des plus simples. J’ai une grande […]