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January 18, 2019
Salesforce targets line-of-business experts and citizen developers with the Lightning Platform Mobile development system to build enterprise mobile apps.
November 02, 2018
The Managed CockroachDB distributed database cloud service targets megascale workloads but faces stiff competition from public cloud players Microsoft, AWS and Google.
September 19, 2018
BackupAssist 365 can be set to automatically download files and email mailboxes from the cloud to an on-premises device, creating local backups as a cloud-to-cloud alternative.
August 06, 2018
SAP focuses on manufacturing and professional services with the new features it's adding to S/4HANA Cloud. The enhancements are a continuation of what SAP calls 'intelligent ERP.'
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Software as a service (SaaS) is a software distribution model in which a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers over the Internet. Continue Reading
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More organizations plan to use cloud-based BI and analytics and focus on data governance and predictive analytics, TechTarget's 2019 IT Priorities Survey found. Continue Reading
As IBM and Oracle look to shift away from legacy systems and hone in on IaaS, it won't be a clean cut. Still, each vendor has its sweet spot in the overall cloud market. Continue Reading
Mat Hamlin, vice president of products at Spanning, details the importance of backing up SaaS applications and being able to restore those cloud workloads successfully. Continue Reading
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While they reduce some management burdens for enterprise IT teams, SaaS apps don't exactly run on autopilot, either. Be sure to put a proper support model in place. Continue Reading
SaaS applications are hosted by external providers and can remain functional if other applications in a healthcare organization are compromised, mitigating the risk of an attack. Continue Reading
A cloud-era shadow IT policy still needs to manage risk, but the era of "no way" is giving way to allow users quick access to the productivity apps they need. Continue Reading
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Cloud integration refers to the combination of tools, technologies and practices an enterprise can use to connect applications, systems, data and even entire IT environments. Continue Reading
SaaS means no more app support, right? In practice, IT ops teams enter a new realm of upgrade management and capacity planning when their user base migrates to a SaaS offering. Continue Reading
Deploying SaaS can drive major efficiency gains within an organization. But it also presents its fair share of challenges -- security being one of them. Continue Reading