SaaS

Software-as-a-Service, or SaaS, is an increasingly popular purchasing model in which businesses pay for seats of an application hosted and maintained by the vendor. SaaS has gained more traction than its predecessor, ASP, as Web-based applications have become more robust and smaller shops demand the functionality of powerful enterprise software applications. Companies that employ SaaS should be ready to adapt business processes to the software they buy without a lot of customization. CRM and sales-force automation are leading SaaS categories.


Articles

CIOs Lack Control Over Obsolete Apps?

One in four applications could be retired, according to an estimate by Capgemini, but it's not always easy for CIOs to retire an out-of-date legacy app. More >

Microsoft Extends Ethical, Environmental Policies to Supply Chain

The Redmond, Wash., software giant tightens its supply chain policies to avoid conflict minerals and promote sustainability across the board. More >

CIOs Must Bleed Open Source

Many executives say open source gives their organization a competitive advantage, which is one of the reasons why CIOs need to better support open source initiatives. More >

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Interviews

XOEye Technologies Taking Wearables Beyond the Device

Wearable devices and applications developed specifically for the enterprise have potential for profound changes in the workplace and work itself.

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Pentaho’s Adaptive Big Data Layer Takes Broad View

Creates a native integration to multiple data sources.

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SnapLogic’s New Solution Targets Enterprise Integration via the Cloud

SnapLogic is targeting the line of business folks who are investing in and want to integrate SaaS applications.

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Resource centers

Business Intelligence

Business performance information for strategic and operational decision-making

SOA

SOA uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data

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