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ALSO CALLED: On-demand Applications, On-demand Software, On Demand Software, SaaS, On Demand Applications
DEFINITION: Software as a Service (SaaS) is a software distribution model in which applications are hosted by a vendor or service provider and made available to customers over a network, typically the Internet. SaaS is becoming an increasingly prevalent delivery model as underlying technologies that support Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA) mature and new developmental approaches, such as Ajax,  … 
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Software as a ServiceWhite Papers (View All Report Types)
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The truth about software quality - a global benchmarking study
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This is the first in an annual series of reports highlighting trends in the structural quality of business applications regarding characteristics such as robustness, performance, securit y, and changeability.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 15 Dec 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

Laying the Groundwork for Public and Private Clouds
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: As cloud computing continues to gain ground in the enterprise, businesses must decide how to handle this IT revolution: To take the plunge now or wait and risk falling behind. Access this white paper to review the various types of cloud computing deployment models and services.
Posted: 12 Jan 2012 | Published: 12 Jan 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Making the Cloud Work: Monitoring Requirements for IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can monitor and manage public cloud investments including Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Platform as a service (PaaS), and Software as a service (SaaS), to validate and optimize service quality.
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Jan 2012

Nimsoft, Inc.

SaaS-based Service Management: Tailor to the Business with Ease
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how SaaS-based service management can help you eliminate the cost and distraction of platform maintenance, minimize upgrade costs and disruptions, tailor to the business without complex coding, and more.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

Nimsoft, Inc.

Connectivity in context: Deliver application integration in days
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a rapid, flexible and simple approach to connect your enterprise and cloud applications in mere days.
Posted: 03 Jan 2012 | Published: 28 Dec 2011

IBM

The top 10 misconceptions about performance and availability monitoring
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the 10 common misunderstandings about monitoring of today's complex, distributed, and service-oriented applications and offers suggestions for implementing complete business-focused, adaptable monitoring strategies.
Posted: 21 Dec 2011 | Published: 14 Dec 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

Collaborative software delivery: improving software quality with better lifecycle management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper and learn how an IBM Rational solution can help your company build better software faster, using an integrated application lifecycle management (ALM) solution designed to support collaboration across distributed agile development teams.
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 | Published: 28 Nov 2011

IBM

The Critical Role of the Network in Supporting Cloud-Based Solutions
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper focuses on how a communication service provider (CSP) can leverage the investment it has made in deploying a next generation network (NGN) to capitalize on the growing market for Software-as-as-Service (SaaS) solutions.
Posted: 23 Nov 2011 | Published: 23 Nov 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cloud: Powered by the Network- What a Business Leader Must Know
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Addressed to business leaders with an understanding that many have already been exposed to a deluge of technical treatises and marketing messages on cloud computing, this paper provides information on where the cloud is headed from a business perspective and why it's relevant for your organization.
Posted: 22 Nov 2011 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Cisco Systems, Inc.

WebPulse Collaborative Defense
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: Malware is constantly evolving, so you need a dynamic security defense that can keep up with the latest web-based threats. Learn how the Blue Coat WebPulse™ collaborative defense powers Blue Coat's web security portfolio, delivering fast and effective Web 2.0 threat protection for 75 million users worldwide.
Posted: 04 Nov 2011 | Published: 04 Nov 2011

BlueCoat

WebPulse Technical Overview
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: The Blue Coat WebPulse™ is a cloud-based infrastructure specifically designed to harness the power of user-driven behavior and to translate user input into global web and web threat intelligence. Learn how WebPulse employs multiple technologies to analyze and deliver the fastest and most accurate web ratings service available.
Posted: 04 Nov 2011 | Published: 04 Nov 2011

BlueCoat

JBoss Enterprise Middleware, by Red Hat: Technical Support Services Leader
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the features of JBoss Enterprise Middleware and highlights technical and customer support as the key characteristic that sets this middleware apart from the competition.
Posted: 03 Nov 2011 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

Red Hat

10 Reasons to Buy a Software Licensing & Entitlement Management Solution
sponsored by Flexera Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the top 10 reasons why most software vendors and high-tech manufacturers choose to buy a COTS software licensing and entitlement management solution.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 25 Oct 2011

Flexera Software

Next-Generation CRM: Driving Productivity with End-to-End Cloud Services
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: The newest wave of customer relationship management (CRM) applications will leverage the power of cloud computing to offer delivery models, including services being called and delivered within the application. Access this report from IDC to explore the future of CRM application delivery.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 21 Oct 2011

Microsoft

Top 10 Tips to Make Access to SaaS, Enterprise Class Secure
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: In today’s cloud environment, the number of security breaches is on the rise - driving a new mandate for strong authentication technologies to ensure a more secure SSO. In this case study brief, learn first hand from industry experts and customers, their top 10 tips to make your federated SSO implementation a success and Enterprise class secure.
Posted: 12 Oct 2011 | Published: 12 Oct 2011

Intel

Web Content Management ROI Measurement
sponsored by Siteworx
WHITE PAPER: Web content management systems (WCM) drive business for a variety of industries. Read this white paper to learn more about WCM-- how it can help your business and why it is important to get on board with WCM systems before you fall behind.
Posted: 11 Oct 2011 | Published: 10 Oct 2011

Siteworx

Is your security as good as the cloud’s?
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the relative merits of Software-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service, as well as issues and risks to consider. View now to determine whether these models are likely to provide better or worse security than your current in-house security.
Posted: 07 Oct 2011 | Published: 04 Oct 2011

Trend Micro, Inc.

Optimization is for the Clouds
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper begins with an outline of the characteristics of computing from a distance, describes how WAN optimization of cloud resources improves the user experience, explains how Riverbed’s Cloud Steelhead achieves this, and concludes with several deployment examples.
Posted: 06 Sep 2011 | Published: 06 Sep 2011

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

How to Choose a Cloud Backup Delivery Platform
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: Making the right choice is critical to your success delivering cloud backup services to your customers. This resource is here to help you choose a partner that meets the needs of your customers, uses the right technology, has a business model that aligns with yours, and provides value beyond the software. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 22 Aug 2011 | Published: 22 Aug 2011

Asigra

IBM POV: Security & Cloud Computing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: You may be turning to cloud computing solutions to provide flexible, cost-effective and proven delivery of IT services. This white paper shows how cloud resources can be rapidly deployed and easily scaled and processes, applications and services can be provisioned “on demand,” regardless of user location or device.
Posted: 12 Aug 2011 | Published: 12 Aug 2011

IBM

The Cloud Is Changing Everything: It’s Not Just for Scaling Your Business, But Protecting It Too
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: New technologies like the cloud come with both risks and rewards. But while many question the potential security risks, they fail to realize that the cloud isn’t just good for scaling a business’s computer power, it’s also a highly efficient way to scale security and protection. View this brief to explore the benefits of security from the cloud.
Posted: 08 Aug 2011 | Published: 08 Aug 2011

McAfee, Inc.

Taking Enterprise Application Integration Into The Cloud
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Of all the advancements to enterprise computing, the cloud is the latest, coming with an assortment of promises to totally reshape your organization's computing approach. Access this brief and exclusive resource for an overview of cloud computing, specifically software-as-a-service.
Posted: 04 Aug 2011 | Published: 04 Aug 2011

Dell, Inc.

Best Practices for Cloud Computing
sponsored by abiquo
WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive resource, discover cloud computing best practices and how to develop and implement an enterprise cloud strategy for your organization.
Posted: 28 Jul 2011 | Published: 28 Jul 2011

abiquo

Security and High Availability in Cloud Computing Environments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing has become an increasingly popular means of delivering valuable, IT-enabled business services. Take a look at this exclusive resource to learn how adopting cloud technology can be an affordable way to get access to a dynamically scalable, virtualized computing environment.
Posted: 28 Jul 2011 | Published: 28 Jul 2011

IBM

Can Cloud Database PaaS Solutions Replace In-House Systems?
sponsored by SAVVIS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper covers the advent of Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud-based database solutions for enterprise-class organizations.
Posted: 22 Jul 2011 | Published: 22 Jul 2011

SAVVIS
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SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE DEFINITION (continued): …  become popular. Meanwhile, broadband service has become increasingly available to support user access from more areas around the world. SaaS is closely related to the ASP (application service provider) and on demand computing software delivery models. IDC identifies two slightly different delivery models for SaaS. The hosted application management (hosted AM) model is similar to ASP: a provider hosts commercially available software for customers and delivers it over the Web. In the software on demand model, the provider gives customers network-based access to a single copy of an application created … 
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