How Increasing SaaS Adoption Can Cut Both Ways for Enterprises

How Increasing SaaS Adoption Can Cut Both Ways for Enterprises

Due to heightened competition, companies are now demanding increased agility and productivity from its teams. Many look to technology to gain competitive advantages. As such, organizations are now providing their teams and workers the latitude to use and adopt technologies and tools as they see fit. Fortunately, pricing and distribution of software and applications have […]

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Microsoft unveils IoT Central to simplify Internet of Things development

Microsoft announced on Thursday a new “software-as-a-service” (SaaS) offering, called IoT Central, aimed at reducing the complexity of building Internet of Things solutions. IoT Central allows developers to create software and hardware without cloud expertise, a necessity for large-scale IoT solutions in the past. Microsoft does not say exactly how the service reduces the need […]

Your Cloud Provider Is Toast. Now What?

Your Cloud Provider Is Toast. Now What?

Given the risk of SaaS failure, is open source a viable back-up plan? Should cloud providers be offering a version of their product as open source so that customers can continue running the service locally if the vendor dies?

Oracle’s Big Miss: The End Of An Enterprise Era?

Oracle’s Big Miss: The End Of An Enterprise Era?

Oracle missing one quarter isn’t a big deal, but Oracle’s big miss signals significant changes in how enterprise technology is bought and sold. It’s an open question whether vendors like Oracle will be able to embrace things like cloud and open source in time to maintain their existing businesses while creating new ones for the future.