Joe Stanganelli, Principal, Beacon Hill Law, 10/21/2014 Comment now
In an age of headline-grabbing breaches (Adobe, anyone?) and major cloud outages, the one objection to the cloud that repeatedly arises remains the issue of regulatory compliance. This is an especially big deal for the biggest of the big-data industries -- healthcare, life sciences, and financial services.
Enterprise SaaS adoption continues to rise as companies, from small sites to large multi-nationals, turn to the cloud to support even their most mission-critical applications. But those same companies are doing themselves a huge disservice if they are simply off-loading their applications and important data to save money without implementing any oversight.
After decades of running their supply chains with internal enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, enterprises have seen the shift to a global economy and supply chain -- requiring a myriad of external business processes that their internal systems were never designed to handle.
In the enterprise, especially in the non-IT parts of the business, the increasing use of data and the digitalization of traditional duties are helping to expand the public cloud market, along with services such as SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS, according to several reports released this month.
This is more mythology than science-fiction, but I am imagining an armour-clad figure, with a lavishly plumed helmet, standing astride the cumulonimbus, sword raised, ready to put any insolent malware to flight.
VMware continues to break out from its virtualization shackles. Long known for its hypervisor technology, which allowed companies to virtualize their server farms to save money, and squeeze more out of each machine, the Palo Alto company has veered in recent years toward powering the software-defined datacenter and hybrid cloud.
Faster, simpler to use, but more complex to install, software-defined networks are beginning to shape up as a powerful vehicle for improving agility in the modern datacenter. While historically the large CSPs have driven the need, the reduction in the amount of time it takes to reconfigure a network with SDN makes it attractive to smaller organizations. ...
Enterprises know that digging deep into their data and making sense of it is good for business. But big data can be scary and daunting if you don't have the expertise and ability to analyze it, and put the results to use in your business -- which is probably why cloud-based analytics solutions are getting a lot of attention lately.
Business teams want applications to be simple, scalable, and sexy -- applications people are passionate about using. Meanwhile, IT needs applications to be safe, secure, and sustainable. Ray Wang of Constellation Research points the way to the best of both worlds.
Many application vendors now claim they're in the cloud. But being committed to this new delivery model requires more than just saying it. So what must-haves should you look for in a cloud vendor? Watch this video to see the 10 critical requirements for cloud applications.
See how Workday's Enterprise Cloud has helped CareFusion, Flextronics, and TripAdvisor simplify global operations, provide unprecedented visibility into business information, and capitalize on speed and continuous innovation lifestyle of SaaS.
In this video, Laurent Botella, Director of Payroll Strategy at Workday, discusses the benefits of using Workday Payroll Software as a Service (SaaS) and what payroll professionals can expect in the future.
Do you understand the true value of your human capital? In this Workday video, the importance of leveraging the real value of your people is discussed. You’ll learn about the most common workforce challenges and technology obstacles. Learn how you can get better workforce insights into your talent.
Your business is the sum of its parts: your inventory, production, marketing, and spend. But the most important part of your business is your workforce. More than half your costs can be tied to your workers. Watch this video to learn why people are the new bottom line.
In this video, Leighanne Levensaler, VP of Product Strategy at Workday, speaks about the challenges HR professionals face with legacy human resource systems and how they can become the workforce authority with Workday’s unified HR solution.
Time tracking is painful. But it doesn't have to be. You just need a better system. And with Workday Time Tracking, you can have one. Watch the video to learn about this cutting-edge time and attendance application that allows you to process payroll and do workforce analysis in minutes.
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.