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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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Champions of Software as a Service: How SaaS is fueling powerful competitive advantage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Today, cloud leaders are discovering how SaaS can help them achieve a much broader and more strategic goal – unlocking competitive advantage. In this white paper, discover how to gain competitive advantage using SaaS, and explore specific techniques that help leverage this goal.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Solution Spotlight: Data Center Systems Management Software Follows CRM into SaaS
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide will show you how Software-as-a-Service and IT service management can help you with systems management on a budget.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 Apr 2014

IBM

Product Preview: Enterprise Cloud for HR and Finance
sponsored by Workday
VIDEO: In this webcast, discover a suite of business applications delivered in the cloud that join with analytics to create a collaborative workspace, all accessible from any device. Discover how this enterprise suite offers deeper insight into how your business operates and performs, and enables true collaboration with a unified system.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 22 Jan 2014

Workday

Predictions 2014: Identity and Access Management
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: This Gartner report reveals predictions for identity and access management (IAM) tools needed for 2014.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2013

IBM

Security based on trust not fear
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides examples of how cloud services can be used to ensure Web applications and websites instill trust and confidence in the minds of customers.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 Apr 2014

Qualys

Download PHD Virtual Backup for VMware, Free for 15 days
sponsored by PHD Virtual
SOFTWARE DEMO: This free trial provides PHD Virtual Backup and Replication, an easy to use, flexible and affordable offsite backup and archiving solution.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 16 Apr 2014

PHD Virtual

Download Unitrends Enterprise Backup for VMware, Free for 30 days
sponsored by PHD Virtual
SOFTWARE DEMO: This resource provides a download link for Unitrends Entrerprise Backup, which proves physical and virtual backup for 100+ versions of operating systems and applications.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 16 Apr 2014

PHD Virtual

Application Delivery in a Changing Landscape
sponsored by Equinix
WHITE PAPER: Today's application delivery landscape is riddled with complexity, due to an increasingly mobile workforce, new technologies, and the popularity of Software-as-a-Service. Determining the best delivery method for your applications can be challenging -- what should you keep in mind?
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Equinix

Can Cloud File Syncing Replace Backup Solutions?
sponsored by eFolder
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide presents the difference between file synchronization and file backup and how reliable these technologies are as a backup option.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

eFolder

The Pros and Cons of Cloud Backup Technologies
sponsored by eFolder
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, the experts at SearchDataBackup.com offer cloud backup considerations that must be taken into account as well as advantages and disadvantages of this popular technology.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

eFolder

Getting expense management right
sponsored by Concur Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This resource offers key insights and recommendations to help you get expense management right. Read on to uncover challenges with current expense management tools and learn what you can do to drive success.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Concur Technologies

ERP in the Cloud and the Modern Business
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the growing popularity of SaaS and why forward-thinking organizations are moving core enterprise resource planning (ERP) to the cloud.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Oracle Corporation

Security and Compliance Best Practices for SaaS Providers
sponsored by CloudPassage
WEBCAST: This webcast reviews the latest trends in software architectures and delivery models, along with the issues software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers must take into consideration when developing security measures.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Apr 2, 2014

CloudPassage

Cloud ERP: Optimizing Value and Ensuring Security
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the value of cloud options for enterprise resource planning (ERP) and zeros in on the potential risks of unsafe software as a service (SaaS) management practices.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 02 Apr 2014

Epicor Software Corporation

Oracle HCM Cloud Solutions Your Essential Guide to Getting Maximum Value from Your Oracle HCM Cloud System
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines three principles for maximizing the value of your investment in Oracle HCM Cloud over the total lifetime of your contract—and beyond.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

ERP 101 and Top Manufacturing Trends of 2014
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide offers a primer on enterprise resource planning (ERP), answering frequently asked ERP questions and exploring the top manufacturing trends of 2014.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Epicor Software Corporation

Moving to Cloud ERP: Installation Best Practices and Benefits
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
EGUIDE: Despite the enticing benefits of cloud-based ERP, organizations everywhere are reluctant to embrace this strategy due to perceived risks. In this expert e-guide, learn why cloud ERP fears are vanishing and uncover installation best practices.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Epicor Software Corporation

What CISOs Need to Know About Cloud Computing
sponsored by CloudPassage
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights key security differences in traditional infrastructures versus the cloud. Click through to learn how to leverage existing methods to create a well-rounded cloud security approach.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 06 Jan 2014

CloudPassage

World Wide Technology Accelerates and Streamlines Access Management
sponsored by NetIQ
WHITE PAPER: This case study shares one organization's experience with an access management solution that enabled 8x faster integration with new services so that users could count on reliable, secure access to business applications anytime, anywhere.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

NetIQ

Cloud for Business Managers in Midsize Organizations: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive research study explores the good, the bad, and the ugly of cloud applications, and describes how midsize organizations are using the cloud.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Oracle Corporation

Automating Security for Greater SaaS Success
sponsored by CloudPassage
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn how automated security tools and compliance monitoring will attract more cloud consumers with ease-of-use, scalability, and portability.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Published: 01 Nov 2013

CloudPassage

The Insider’s Guide to New Era Policy-Based Governance
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper offers a software-defined-data-center as solution for fixing antiquated IT infrastructure and making the IT department more agile.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Published: 22 Mar 2013

VMware

Financials - Killing your Business
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: Today's CFOs are strapped with old systems that are inflexible and holding back their business. It's no surprise that innovative CFOs are finding freedom with cloud-based financial management applications. See the infographic to learn how CFOs are transforming their organizations in the cloud.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 27 Mar 2014

Workday

Finance Transformation - How SaaS Solutions Can Deliver Strategic Insights
sponsored by Workday
WEBCAST: A recent study revealed many senior finance executives want to improve the quality of information available to management, but struggle with translating their business needs into technology solutions. Watch this video to learn how new technologies are giving finance a better, faster, and more complete picture of their business.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Feb 12, 2014

Workday

APM and the Pursuit of Happiness
sponsored by New Relic
EBOOK: Application performance management is the ability to ensure the quality of mobile apps, SaaS and APIs for users, while keeping developers on top of monitoring.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 27 Mar 2014

New Relic
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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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