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For Software to Succeed, Focus on the Post-Deployment Period

Rolling out a next-generation, enterprise-class software solution is a major undertaking. As a result, the day the software goes live often feels like crossing the finish line. In reality, it’s more like the halfway point of the race.

Topics: Cloud Computing / SaaS Software as a service Implementation

How Did the Recent Market Dip Affect SaaS Companies?

After years of rising fortunes and relative stability, the stock market went on a wild ride through the start of 2018. More than $5 trillion drained out of global equity markets over the first 10 days of February, and halfway through the Dow shed almost 1,600 points in one day – the largest single-day decline in history.

Now that the volatility has largely leveled off, investors and industry insiders are understandably eager to figure out exactly what this turbulence means for the future of markets. Looking at the stocks that plunged is important, but the stocks that made it through February relatively unscathed are just as instructive.

Topics: SaaS Cloud Computing / SaaS

How the Cloud Provides Calm During the Storm

The tragic destruction caused by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria is still fresh on everyone's mind. And while the images of flooded streets and submerged homes loom large, it's worth it to consider the structures that survived as well.

Recent storms were notable for the widespread, unsparing damage they caused. But even in the face of unprecedented natural disasters, some structures managed to weather the wind and rain unscathed.

The New York Times recently profiled several data centers located at the center of these storms. Even as wind speeds increased and flood waters rose, these facilities kept the lights on and the floors dry. Some even served as shelters for employees and their families looking for a safe haven.

Topics: Security and Performance Costs Cloud Computing / SaaS Hurricane Disaster Recovery Reliability

The Definition of Cloud Computing - Revisited

The cloud has been at the center of the IT conversation for more than a decade now. But for much of that time the discussion has focused on the core benefits of the cloud – cost, simplicity, and flexibility – rather than its ongoing evolution. As a result, we tend to talk about the cloud as it existed 10 years ago rather than how it exists today.

Topics: Cloud Computing / SaaS Cloud computing

Managing SaaS Metrics throughout the Company Growth Lifecycle

Fast growth requires fast decisions made with the right information. All companies struggle to do this. But SaaS companies face more challenges. You construct your metrics reports with data you’ve pulled from disparate applications, and then aggregate that data and perform calculations within spreadsheets—typically a time-consuming, error-prone process.

What if you could easily capture and instantly access the detailed metrics you need, right when you need them? What if these metrics shed light on the pitfalls and opportunities ahead, as well as the root causes of performance trends?

Topics: SaaS eBook Cloud Computing / SaaS Financial Analysis, Ratios and KPIs Metrics

WannaCry: Yet Another Example of Why SaaS Is the Best Answer to Security Questions

We've written before about ransomware attacks back in February of 2016 and again in April of that year. In those cases, the attacks were relatively small and isolated to individual hospitals or healthcare networks. The recent "WannaCry" attack that began on Friday, May 12, however was massive and was reported to have infected more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries. The attack was aimed at Windows operating systems, particularly older versions. For the uninitiated, ransomware is a malicious software virus that blocks access to the infected computer or network's data or threatens to publish or delete it until a ransom is paid, often in the untraceable cryptocurrency, Bitcoin.

Topics: Cloud Computing / SaaS cyber-attack cloud adoption ranswomware

Article on SaaS in Wall Street Journal Reads Like a Hit Piece

WSJ Article Refers to SaaS in the Past Tense

In an article by Angus Loten and Rachael King published in the Tech section of the Wall Street Journal on Nov. 11, 2015, I found something curious. Software-as-a-Service, or SaaS, one of the most important (and current) technology trends in both enterprise and consumer software, seems to get relegated to the dustbin of history. The main thesis of the article can be summed up in this paragraph:

Topics: SaaS Cloud Computing / SaaS Cloud computing

SaaS Delivery Model More Important than Features but Peace of Mind is Tops

This article originally published on SandHill.com

Topics: Blog SaaS Cloud Computing / SaaS

6 Reasons Why Your Legacy Accounting System Doesn't Have a Death Grip on You

I subscribe to the Harvard Business Review, and am constantly finding fascinating articles there about business, marketing, human resources, and human nature. They are often great to share with your boss and co-workers as you collaborate to improve your business or your company culture. Sometimes you might want to share them, but end up hesitating and reconsidering (see Your Late-Night Emails are Hurting Your Team). Good advice, but better kept to yourself?

Topics: Blog accounting software Cloud Computing / SaaS Consideration

The Economics of Cloud Financial Software

At first glance, the cost of moving to a new finance and accounting solution might appear daunting. That is, until you look at cloud options. That's the word from The Economics of Cloud Financial Software, a free white paper from Vital Analysis, a subsidiary of TechVentive.

Topics: Blog accounting software Cloud Computing / SaaS Software Evaluation vital analysis Featured Posts techventive Consideration