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Fermilab Explores SaaS

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Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy
5/8/2012 3:34:49 PM
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Security Rules
When I think of all the silly arguments I've heard about security in the cloud, it makes me laugh now that one of America's nuclear laboratories is adopting SaaS to support its operations.   It just goes to show how much a part of standard operations SaaS has become already; imagine what lies ahead!

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batye
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5/6/2012 11:58:04 PM
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Re: Small Steps
Early adopters do take risk, but benefits are great, and with wide SaaS adoption risk is almost non existing...

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jagibbons
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5/4/2012 3:57:26 PM
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Re: Small Steps
That kind of measured approach is the right one for most organizations to take when moving to SaaS. Some very progressive firms will jump all-in or most-in, but most companies will find specific problems that can be solved quickly by specific SaaS solutions. Taking those one bite at a time helps IT evolution progress and provides concrete success examples for any detractors in the company.

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legalcio
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5/4/2012 3:57:12 PM
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Re: Small Steps
Good example of how Saas can be a workflow solution.  In most organizations the processes that could be automated via Saas would justify the initial investment.

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John Moore
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5/4/2012 2:36:19 PM
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The federal government's "cloud first" policy -- agencies are to consider cloud options before committing to a new IT investment -- will likely drive additional cloud usage. That mandate gets an additional push from the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, which aims to close more than 1,000 data centers by the end of 2015. 

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batye
batye
5/4/2012 1:50:16 PM
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interesting

interesting info, thank you

I think you right SaaS could very well accommodate changes in the organization, very fast compare to the other technology...

for my point of view it more like great technology inside the technology process with great flexibility...


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Cassimir Medford
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5/4/2012 1:44:35 PM
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Small Steps
A Department of Energy particle physics lab is probably as conservative a company as you can get, but the US government is big on cloud computing, so it's not that surprising. But they aren't going all-in either. Small steps.

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