Home    Bloggers    Messages    Webinars    Resources   
Tw  |  Fb  |  In  |  Rss
John Moore

SaaS ERP Security Concerns & How to Overcome Them

John Moore
Newest First   Oldest First   Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
manshi
manshi
3/29/2013 11:38:35 AM
User Rank
Gold
Re: Defining security

@Scott: I need more information on this since I feel I can pull some thing from this. My organization is on the lookout for something similar to this so please provide me with information if you have any.

50%
50%
jagibbons
jagibbons
3/29/2013 8:16:59 AM
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Defining security
We have a combination of SaaS and in-house tools. As folks leave my division and new hires come on, we re-evaluate the value the in-house based upon departing and incoming skillsets and backgrounds. Just recently we moved a couple of services we had been running internally back to the hosting provided by the software owner.

Another key for us in the debate is how flexible the hosted or SaaS solution is for data and user profile integration. If that readily available, I'm all for hosted. If that's not available, then we generally opt for in-house. If there are lots of integration options and the hosting is reasonably priced, we go that route.

50%
50%
legalcio
legalcio
3/28/2013 3:27:10 PM
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Defining security
There's security, and then there's cyber-security.  Security is the data center's physical location and structural design.  Physical locks, thick walls, redundant power, armed guards; all provide security.

The data is protected by cyber security, and that's more tricky either in an on-site data center or with a SaaS provider. 

50%
50%
Scott Ferguson
Scott Ferguson
3/28/2013 11:40:40 AM
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Defining security
@Jagibbons: Thanks for clarifying. Does your oragnization look at this, or is this too much for your needs?

50%
50%
William Terdoslavich
William Terdoslavich
3/27/2013 5:37:41 PM
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Defining security
Yes.

 

50%
50%
Taimoor Zubair
Taimoor Zubair
3/27/2013 5:22:13 PM
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Defining security
"Getting the same on a SaaS basis allows small and medium-sized businesses the same level of protection on a rental basis. The next challenge is whether a SaaS provider can offer a major corporation the same deal on an outsourced basis"

@William: I'm slightly confused here - how does the rental model differ from SaaS? In both the cases, the company is not owning the resources but is only paying for the usage.


50%
50%
William Terdoslavich
William Terdoslavich
3/27/2013 3:35:45 PM
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Defining security
More on the topic, though some details are incomplete:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-27/how-one-company-took-a-big-leap-with-the-cloud.html

50%
50%
jagibbons
jagibbons
3/27/2013 1:06:03 PM
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Defining security
@Scott, SaaS does keep the cost down. I meant that it is very expensive, and likely unsustainable, for a SMB to maintain that in-house.

50%
50%
Scott Ferguson
Scott Ferguson
3/27/2013 1:03:36 PM
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Defining security
@jagibbons: Have you had any experience with this type of security, or have you looked into at all for your organization? I thought the SaaS part of it was meant to keep the costs down?

50%
50%
jagibbons
jagibbons
3/26/2013 9:38:07 PM
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Defining security
That kind of enterprise-level security is very expensive to maintain, and many SMBs may not be able to sustain that over time.

50%
50%
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
More Blogs from John Moore
SaaS providers now use application performance management tools to monitor their apps with SLAs in mind. And the solutions themselves are transitioning to the SaaS model.
What's one of the biggest problems with ITSM tools? For one, many remain on-premises and out of the cloud. The second is usually a difficult-to-manage user interface. Can SaaS change all that for the better?
A long-time staple of channel marketing, the ISV program, is getting overhauled in the cloud era. Here’s how Progress Software, a company that focuses on the development and deployment of business applications, HP, and other vendors are changing the channel game to take advantage of SaaS.
The role of the CIO is changing for good, thanks to technologies such as SaaS and cloud computing. Instead of just keeping a system going, the CIO needs to innovate to survive.
video resources
Naomi Bloom's 4 ...
In the first segment of this four-part series, ...

5:10

7 comments
6 Requirements for Today's ...
Ray Wang of Constellation Research points the way ...

2:04

5 comments
10 Critical Requirements ...
Being committed to the cloud delivery model ...

3:10

9 comments
Stan Swete, Workday CTO, ...
Workday CTO discusses multi-tenancy, one of the 10 ...

4:57

1 comment
Real Value From Real SaaS
Workday's Enterprise Cloud has helped CareFusion, ...

1:20

2 comments
The Workday Advantage: ...
The benefits of using Workday Payroll SaaS and what ...

5:03

1 comment
Taking the Measure of ...
In this Workday video, the importance of leveraging ...

3:16

1 comment
People Are the New Bottom Line
The most important part of your business is your ...

1:14

1 comment
The Workday Advantage: ...
How HR professionals can become the workforce ...

6:33

0 comments
Workday Time Tracking
This cutting-edge application allows you to process ...

1:48

0 comments
flash poll
video blogs
Keeping Auto-as-a-Service ...
How will automotive applications affect the Saas ...

2:49

8 comments
Competing on Privacy
Should cloud vendors compete on privacy features?

3:52

5 comments
Buy or Build a Marketing Cloud
Gartner estimates that CMOs will outspend CIOs by ...

2:53

3 comments
Apple Didn't Forget About Dre
Apple's purchase of Dr Dre's Beats Electronics has ...

3:10

19 comments
How Oracle Can Be on Fire ...
How Oracle can learn lessons from the ecosystem ...

3:55

9 comments
Reinventing Microsoft as a ...
Microsoft adds development packages for Visual ...

4:07

12 comments
Amazon's Next Act
Potentially slowing revenue growth for Amazon Web ...

3:47

56 comments
IoT: So Near, Yet So Far
Major system failures show we're a long way yet ...

2:01

37 comments
I Forgot What's in the Cloud!
A European Court decision on forgetting data could ...

1:52

60 comments
Prospects for Google Retail
Pierre DeBois relates Google's Glass sale this last ...

3:50

22 comments
Fighting Fires With Algorithms
Pierre DeBois takes a look at the potential of open ...

2:29

14 comments
Google, Nest & the ...
Pierre DeBois looks back on the Google acquisition ...

2:46

54 comments
follow us on twitter
like us on facebook
SaaS In The Enterprise
About Us     Contact Us     Help     Register     Twitter     Facebook     RSS


Video Resources
Naomi Bloom's 4 Foundations of Real SaaS, No. 1: Configuration

10|30|14   |   5:10   |   (7) comments


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.
Video Resources
6 Requirements for Today's Applications

10|7|14   |   2:04   |   (5) comments


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.
Video Resources
10 Critical Requirements for Cloud Application

8|30|14   |   3:10   |   (9) comments


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.
Video Resources
Stan Swete, Workday CTO, on Multi-Tenancy

8|30|14   |   4:57   |   (1) comment


In this video, Workday CTO Stan Swete, discusses the numerous benefits of multi-tenancy, one of the 10 critical requirements for cloud applications.
Video Resources
Real Value From Real SaaS

8|30|14   |   1:20   |   (2) comments


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.
Video Resources
The Workday Advantage: Payroll in the Cloud

8|30|14   |   5:03   |   (1) comment


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.
Video Resources
Taking the Measure of Talent by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services

8|30|14   |   3:16   |   (1) comment


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.
Video Resources
People Are the New Bottom Line

8|30|14   |   1:14   |   (1) comment


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.
Video Resources
The Workday Advantage: Human Capital Management in the Cloud

8|30|14   |   6:33   |   (0) comments


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.
Video Resources
Workday Time Tracking

8|30|14   |   1:48   |   (0) comments


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.
Video Blogs
Keeping Auto-as-a-Service Secure

10|31|14   |   2:49   |   (8) comments


As automobiles add more tech, security questions raised in a 2011 research study remain. How will automotive applications affect the Saas and IOT environments?
Video Blogs
Competing on Privacy

10|27|14   |   3:52   |   (5) comments


Should a cloud computing company compete on privacy features, even when faced with police concerns on tech-enhanced criminal activity?
Video Blogs
Buy or Build a Marketing Cloud

10|20|14   |   2:53   |   (3) comments


Gartner estimates that CMOs will outspend CIOs by 2017, but that means facing a new decision in marketing clouds.
Video Blogs
Apple Didn't Forget About Dre

7|31|14   |   3:10   |   (19) comments


Apple's purchase of Dr Dre's Beats Electronics is significant because the branding separates it from the crowd of IoT-type devices, allowing Apple to reignite interest in its music offerings.
Video Blogs
How Oracle Can Be on Fire Like Amazon

7|30|14   |   3:55   |   (9) comments


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.
Video Blogs
Reinventing Microsoft as a Saas for Every Device

6|6|14   |   4:07   |   (12) comments


Microsoft adds development packages for Visual Studio and WinJS, providing the established leader a new chance to court SaaS developers and enact CEO Satya Nadella's cross-platform strategy.
Video Blogs
Amazon's Next Act

5|29|14   |   3:47   |   (56) comments


Potentially slowing revenue growth for Amazon Web Services means a strategy shift, a lesson that all Saas providers should consider.
Video Blogs
IoT: So Near, Yet So Far

5|23|14   |   2:01   |   (37) comments


Major system failures show we're a long way yet from seamlessly connected environment-as-a-service.
Video Blogs
Prospects for Google Retail

5|2|14   |   3:50   |   (22) comments


Pierre DeBois relates Google's Glass sale this last tax day to the IoT.
Video Blogs
Fighting Fires With Algorithms

3|20|14   |   2:29   |   (14) comments


Pierre DeBois takes a look at the potential of open data initiatives.
Video Blogs
Google, Nest & the Internet of Things

3|12|14   |   2:46   |   (54) comments


In January, Google purchased Nest, a startup focused on connectivity in the domestic environment. What does this mean for the IoT?