The adoption of Software as a Service, or SaaS, has grown dramatically among users of business software solutions, although it varies depending on the market, says Gartner after making a survey that shows 71% of organizations are using SaaS for less than three years.

Spending in the area of SaaS is doing [...]

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Cross-border activities is now seeing unmitigated expansion with the help of an ever-improving and ever-dominant technology. Through the Internet, communication and commerce is able to continue unimpeded by geographical distances and jurisdictions. It is the perfect example of a “global village,” in which the world has become so interconnected that it starts [...]

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This week, VentureBeat hosted CloudBeat 2012 in Redwood Shores, California, where executives from VMware, Dropbox, Box, SAP, PepsiCo, Nebula, and many others provided deep insights about how people are using the cloud. CloudTimes was a Media Partner for the event.

Cloud computing, a broader concept than it seems, is [...]

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Being a popular deployment cloud model, Constellation Research is pushing for a clear bill of rights for Software-as-a-Service customers. Ray Wang, from the analyst firm, says that there must be due diligence in checking all Software-as-a-Service contracts just like what the on-premise licensed applications require. IT buyers must learn from [...]

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The International Data Corporation recently released its report which predicts IT cloud services’ revenues to reach $43.2 billion in the United States of America by 2016. The amount is comparatively large, up by 18.5% from its 2011 amount of $18.5 billion. The public IT cloud offerings include services for both [...]

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An updated forecast has been recently released for enterprise software and cloud computing. This is due to the increasing influence of security, mobility, integration of legacy systems, and analytics which are now being taken into consideration by IT corporate heads in their buying decisions. In an Continue Reading

We are used to receiving printed catalogs – they are a good traditional sales tool. They are a distraction from bills, etc. and are generally read by the whole family. People browse at their leisure and choose products they might otherwise not have considered. The cloud offers a revolutionary way of directly [...]

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The right entitlement management service and user management tools can instantly improve your business processes and customer insight by simplifying your billing process, while tracking customer usage, feature usage trends, regional usage, and much more. These features ultimately provide critical data to assist organization-wide decision making.

Publishers of on-premise software have, for [...]

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SafeNet has spent the past several years working with software publishers that are planning for, or are in the process of, a migration of their on-premise applications to the cloud. This paper highlights the emerging trends and the key areas of migration in which to focus. It goes further to explain the [...]

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Software pricing and packaging is an art form regardless of whether it’s delivered as a service or as physical on-premise software. There is also a lot of science involved. This paper explores the most critical aspects of introducing and managing SaaS applications and presents ISVs with ideas on how to build, execute [...]

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With more and more business enterprises shifting to cloud computing, these enterprises must consider the tax challenges they’ll be facing ahead. According to the recent global information security survey by Ernst & Young, 45% of business entities are assessing cloud computing [...]

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The volume of investments in cloud computing is increasing more rapidly than investment in IT in general. SaaS-system occupies a stable position in enterprise-class particularly in CRM and ERP solutions.

One of the most promising trends in SaaS-applications is the mutual integration of various SaaS-services, including those developed by different vendors. The [...]

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E.L. James, author of Fifty Shades of Grey, is a living proof on how the cloud can truly help writers gain direct access to readers. Publishers are not as powerful as they were before. They are also not necessary. All the writers need is the cloud.

Promotions of books also happen in [...]

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Here are some of the best cloud-related services and software that small businesses should check out:

OpenOffice

While Microsoft’s Office Suite is decent enough to justify its hefty $279 price tag, Apache does one even better by offering a powerful alternative for free called OpenOffice.org. It’s not as powerful as [...]

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A law firm can benefit from cloud computing like any other industry, but the benefits it gets are more pronounced due to the fact that manpower in a law firm is significantly more expensive due to the specialized knowledge and skillsets the company needs, so the more manpower they free up due [...]

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Cloud computing has the potential to solve a lot of the problems that are being encountered by organizations these days with regard to expansion, cost effectiveness, and Information Technology. The concept itself has attracted the attention of big players in the government, business, and in the IT industry. However, many of the [...]

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