Many applications are becoming services hosted in the cloud. It's easy to be beguiled by the low cost of renting the service, the pay-as-you-go scaling, and the lack of license fees and upfront infrastructure costs, but there are some pitfalls about just jumping on the bandwagon.
In his recent video blog, Buy or Build a Marketing Cloud, Pierre DeBois contrasts the advantages of custom-built, in-house marketing clouds, tailored to businesses-specific needs, with the benefits of an off-the-shelf, scalable project. He also observes that a handful of well-known vendors are currently locked in a battle to dominate the market for the ...
What do Hillary Clinton, Neil Young, and Eckhart Tolle have in common? Normally, not much, but last week all three were among the speakers at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce conference, which has become the marquis event of the software industry.
Some of the biggest names in enterprise cloud services had a party, and the end result involves partnerships of a scale and scope that hasn't been seen in this industry segment before. The obvious goal is to increase enterprise cloud adoption. But in the end do companies really pay attention to all the noise, or do they just care about finding solutions ...
Outsourcing risk management and credit checks to back office SaaS vendors is a firmly entrenched strategy for financial institutions -- but in recent years, companies outside of the financial sector have also heightened their awareness of the role that effective credit and risk management plays in their businesses. In the process, what financial ...
Who needs encryption? It's tough to do, it slows things down, and it costs a lot of effort to manage it, and there's more than a suspicion that the NSA compromised it anyway. Unfortunately, despite all of this, it is truly crucial to encrypt key data that is stored anywhere in your computer portfolio.
Naomi Bloom, founder and managing partner of Bloom & Wallace, sat down with us recently at Workday to talk about what she calls four of the foundational capabilities of SaaS -- or at least, real SaaS. In the first segment of this four-part video series on SaaS (or enterprise cloud applications), Naomi discusses why configuration is a better choice than customization.
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.