Software-as-a-Service: IT Skills for a New Generation of Computing

With the increasing adoption of SaaS as a viable means to provision new enterprise and niche-based applications, many of the traditional skills required by IT organizations are becoming less and less relevant. Essentially, these skills have transitioned to the SaaS vendor. However, SaaS gives rise to a new set of skills that most IT organizations…

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Software-as-a-Service: The Changing Roles of IT

Is IT a function, an organization or a vocation? Going forward, the answer is yes to all three. As a function, the selection, deployment and use of information technology will become the responsibility of the lines of business (Customer Service, Operations, Engineering, Supply Chain) and support functions (Finance, HR, Legal, Sales, Marketing). Information technology will…

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Software-as-a-Service: The Changing Roles of CIOs

Companies, divisions and departments alike have created a boom in cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) applications provisioned through providers such as Salesforce.com, Workday, Marketo and many others. The attraction of SaaS vs. the traditional on-premise model of provisioning applications is compelling for almost any size organization or team that wants to deploy new business…

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Software-as-a-Service: Suggestions for Mid-Market CIOs

Senior IT leaders and CIOs considering integrating new SaaS applications with on-premise systems will have to solve thousands of problems along the way. But don’t let that be a showstopper. Even though SaaS is relatively new, most of the implementation issues have been solved before and now include best practices for repeating successes. Experienced third-party…

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Software-as-a-Service: Challenges for Mid-Market Companies

Are you a midsize company ready to start or expand your software-as-a- service (SaaS) implementation? Here are the main challenges that lay ahead, and ways to prepare and overcome them.

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The Internet of Things – Four Things CIOs and IT Can Do Today

Today’s blog is for information technology leaders who know they want to explore the Internet of Things (IoT) as a powerful capability and want to learn how they can get started now building a technical foundation for it. You’ve probably heard a lot of discussion about the Internet of Things (IoT) over the past few…

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