This week, much of Northern California woke to its largest earthquake in a couple of decades. It hit the wine industry very hard, with many wineries reporting as much as 50% of their stock stored in their caves and warehouses destroyed.
At least one online SaaS provider believes that social media users who grew up with Facebook, and the new generation after them, are beginning to recognize that personal privacy is important -- and they are now demanding it in their social communications.
Two years is an eternity in IT. To see what has changed with SaaS, and what has not, we spoke with Thomas Trappler, a cloud computing and risk management consultant who was one of the first people interviewed by SaaS in the Enterprise, when it went online two years ago.
Remember when we used to do an incremental backup every night, and a full backup on Saturday? We used to send the tapes to the local salt-mine, or its equivalent, so that we could survive any disaster.
The SaaS in the Enterprise community came together today for a live online chat about themes of increasing importance for the cloud- and software-savvy business community. It was easy to reach a consensus about the topics we need to address here in the months to come.
It is the gas stations' and card issuers' nightmare: thousands of drivers every day filling up their fuel tanks using stolen credit cards. Basically anyone can buy a magnetic stripe reader/writer and clone a stolen credit card number purchased online for as low as $10.
Still looking for a good place to start dabbling with business SaaS applications? Try SaaS disaster recovery (DR) services, which are gaining traction because they address the shortcomings found with traditional DR.
It doesn't seem like a year since the SaaS in the Enterprise community came together to talk about what the site did well, what it could do better, and what topics were going to be hot in the near future.
How Oracle and other companies in the SaaS market can learn lessons about building stong, enterprise-directed ecosystems of apps and solutions from the example of Amazon and its recent Fire phone release.