Cloud-based Business Apps 101

Cloud-based Business Apps 101


The cloud has transformed the business applications marketplace. Software as a Service (SaaS) has freed companies from concerns about large up-front investments, expensive infrastructure, and skilled IT staff.

Yet, it's no cure-all. SaaS creates a new set of challenges and concerns.

In this class, Jeff Kaplan, managing director of THINKStrategies, provides an overview of the cloud application marketplace and what applications are best suited for SaaS. Kaplan also explains the economics, licensing, and service level requirements that go into a cloud application decision and what businesses should know beforehand about integration and analytics.

This classroom looks at:

  • An overview of SaaS applications vendors
  • Details on SaaS applications and integration
  • Cloud economics
  • An overview of BI in the cloud


Jeff Kaplan managing director of THINKStrategies

Jeff Kaplan is the Managing Director of THINKstrategies, the only consulting firm focused entirely on the business implications of the technology industry’s transition from product-centric to services-driven solutions, including SaaS, cloud, and managed services. Kaplan is also the Founder of the Cloud Computing Showplace, an online directory and best practice resource regarding SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS.

06 Nov 2013
07 Nov 2013
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