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SaaS white papers and technology resources for implementing and optimizing SaaS strategy, solutions, SaaS products, and more.

Whitepaper: 10 Critical Requirements of a Successful Cloud Application

Growing interest in cloud computing has prompted almost every enterprise software vendor to claim it's "in the cloud." However, in the industry's rush to fulfill demand, some vendors may skip requirements that are essential. Read this whitepaper to learn the 10 critical requirements of any successful cloud application.

Sponsor: Workday Inc.


 

Whitepaper: The Real SaaS Manifesto

Due to the proliferation and incorrect use of the term, Software-as-a-Service has often been misunderstood by both software vendors and business people. This whitepaper defines the key terms every company should know, understand, and evaluate when considering a SaaS vendor for their business.

Sponsor: Workday Inc.


 

Whitepaper: Real CIOs of the Cloud

As cloud computing becomes the dominant technology of this decade, today's CIOs are the catalysts for change. This whitepaper published by Techweb features two technology leaders discussing their cloud strategy.

Sponsor: Workday Inc.


 

Whitepaper: The Continuous Innovation Advantage of SaaS

This report defines the next generation system of record, outlining the changes and challenges with current technology and how continuous innovation has become critical for "new" systems of record. The result: SaaS-based ERP solutions now offer a compelling advantage for companies looking for more flexible and innovative workforce management.

Sponsor: Workday Inc.


 

Forrester Report: The ROI of Software as a Service

Read Forrester's review of 11 vendors in SaaS enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and supply chain management (SCM). The report confirms that, motivated by heavy competition for new customers, these resource management software vendors remain vigilant in mitigating such end-user concerns.

Sponsor: Workday Inc.


 

Cloud Computing for Midsize Business: Delivering Innovation and Efficiency

You may be considering a cloud computing solution or in the midst of specifying one or even implementing a solution. Read this paper to see what IBM discovered about how companies like yours are adopting, implementing and using cloud computing solutions. Learn about the current rate of adoption, as well as drivers, barriers, and considerations that are influencing the adoption of cloud computing.

Sponsor: IBM


 

IDC Brief: Cloud Computing in the Midmarket: Assessing the options

Read this analyst brief from IDC to learn about public, private and hybrid cloud models and how your organization can take advantage of them. The paper also looks at how you can integrate cloud solutions into existing IT and offers some principles for measuring the success of your cloud solutions.

Sponsor: IBM


 

The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Strategies Of Online Collaboration Software Vendors, Q3 2012

In Forrester's 38-criteria evaluation of the cloud strategies of online collaboration software vendors, we identified eight significant collaboration services providers - Box, Cisco Systems, Citrix Online, Google, IBM, Microsoft, salesforce.com, and Yammer - in the category and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria for constructing an online collaboration service and where they stand in relation to each other. Given the relative immaturity of this market and the nature of client questions about it, Forrester chose to evaluate the overall strategies of these providers across criteria like global footprint, service-level agreements, mobile support, enterprise readiness, and more. This report and associated Excel model highlight the key criteria CIOs and their staffs should evaluate when looking at prospective providers of online collaboration services.

Sponsor: IBM


 

Re-Thinking Communications to Grow Your Business

One of the biggest changes in the way business is conducted today is how customers find them, contact them and do business with them. Today's customers can use the Internet to search for businesses 24 hours a day, using search engines and social media sites. This means your business needs to be more available to respond to customers and potential customers. Download this Executive Brief to learn how cloud-based unified communications services can help your company be more available when it matters.

Sponsor: 8x8, Inc


 

How Cloud Communications Reduce Costs and Increase Productivity

Does your phone system lack Fortune 500 communication features? Are you ready to cut your phone bill in half?

Download this new eBook to quickly learn how cloud communications deliver these benefits:
- Cost Savings -- Up to 50% savings on phone bills
- Communication Features -- Enterprise-class communication features
- Mobile Features -- Employees can access the phone system anywhere
- Easy Setup -- All you need is an existing Internet connection and IP phones

Plus, you'll learn how advanced Cisco IP phones further increase communication productivity and efficiencies for businesses.

Sponsor: 8x8, Inc


 

Monitor Application Performance in Virtualized and Cloud Environments

Worried about application performance in the cloud? Real-time analysis of wire data provides you with deterministic application response times and detailed L7 metrics. This white paper explains how you can get the visibility you need to manage P2V migrations and cloud performance.

Sponsor: ExtraHop Networks