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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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CW Special Report: Amazon Web Services (AWS)
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This 12 page special report gives you the key facts on Amazon Web Services (AWS), its cloud services, financial performance and strategy.
Posted: 13 Dec 2013 | Published: 13 Dec 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Network Purchasing Intentions 2013
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This exclusive Computer Weekly/TechTarget research ,based on a survey of over 400 European IT professionals, reveals organisations’ investment plans for networking technology.
Posted: 02 Dec 2013 | Published: 02 Dec 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

2014 IT Budget Benchmark
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
IT BRIEFING: IT spending will grow  by 3% in 2014 but this hides a significant growth in shadow IT spending by other parts of the business, the CEB 2014 IT Budget Benchmark reveals.
Posted: 29 Nov 2013 | Published: 29 Nov 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Cloud Security as a Service For Secure Cloud-Based Server Hosting
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Access this expert e-guide where industry specialist Joseph Granneman highlights the need for cloud-specific security tools, such as encryption and identity management, and how they can be offered as a service to better mitigate cloud computing risks.
Posted: 27 Nov 2013 | Published: 20 Apr 2011

SearchSecurity.com

Gartner: What CIOs should know about cloud‑based customer service
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST BRIEF: IT leaders and managers of customer support need to understand the limits of cloud-based CRM customer service and support software solutions, writes Michael Maoz, vice-president and distinguished analyst at Gartner.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 25 Nov 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Security University: Cloud Security
sponsored by SearchCloudSecurity.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: Learn strategies for how to positively influence the security of cloud computing projects in your organization.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 05 Nov 2013

SearchCloudSecurity.com

Cloud Services for Dummies ebook
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: What is the cloud and why should you care? This ebook answers those questions and more, breaking all of the elements of cloud computing down into simple easy-to-understand terms.
Posted: 18 Oct 2013 | Published: 03 Dec 2012

IBM

SDN in the Data Center: What's in Store for the Future
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization of servers and workloads has improved the efficiency of data centers, but networking has lagged behind. This eGuide takes a look at software-defined networking (SDN), and how it has the potential to fully integrate the data center.
Posted: 16 Oct 2013 | Published: 15 Oct 2013

SearchSecurity.com

IT Service Management Case Study: Making The Transition From On Premises To SaaS With BMC
sponsored by BMC Software
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive case study covers a company that took their outdated ITSM tools and used SaaS to improve their organization.
Posted: 20 Dec 2013 | Published: 06 Mar 2013

BMC Software

Securing and Controlling Sensitive Data in the Cloud
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a cloud security management solution that offers visibility into who is accessing encrypted data in your environments, enabling you to ensure data security and regulatory compliance.
Posted: 17 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Trend Micro

Cloud Computing: Risks and Backup/Recovery Requirements
sponsored by Spanning Cloud Apps
EGUIDE: In this exclusive e-guide, learn the importance of backing up and protecting your documents in Gmail and other Google applications. Also, learn more from Dave Russell and other experts about cloud-to-cloud backup and how it is becoming increasingly popular (and necessary) in today's IT market.
Posted: 16 Dec 2013 | Published: 16 Dec 2013

Spanning Cloud Apps

New Cloud Analytics and BI Service to Use Big Data
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Access this exper e-guide for a Q & A with Jeff Kaplan, founder of consulting firm THINKstrategies, as he answers some key questions related the the cloud and big data, including advice on cloud analytics, SaaS, PaaS and cloud data services.
Posted: 13 Dec 2013 | Published: 13 Dec 2013

IBM

Moore’s Law of Optimization
sponsored by CSC
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn about going beyond Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to Management-as-a-Service (MaaS) for industrialized, utility-based support of core applications. Discover how MaaS can help you optimize your application portfolio, identify inefficiencies, and ultimately enable more agile applications and reduce costs.
Posted: 12 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

CSC

Keys to the Mobile and SaaS ALM Process
sponsored by CSC
EGUIDE: Advances in mobility and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) are creating new demand (and challenges) for application testing. Consult this expert e-guide to explore application lifecycle management (ALM) testing strategies and best practices to ensure mobile and SaaS application performance.
Posted: 27 Nov 2013 | Published: 27 Nov 2013

CSC

PaaS trends and cloud innovations
sponsored by Progress
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the trends that are driving the cloud and other computing innovations. It explains how platform as a service (PaaS) provides a new development platform to deliver the applications businesses need.
Posted: 22 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Progress

How the Cloud can Help with ERP, Supply Chain Management, Inventory Management and More!
sponsored by SearchManufacturingERP
EBOOK: This expert e-book provides insight into the technical, organizational, and budgetary issues surrounding the use of cloud computing in manufacturing.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

SearchManufacturingERP

eBook: Embracing SaaS for Smarter Commerce: A Blueprint for IT Success
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: This E-book outlines compelling approaches for CIOs and other IT leaders to establish and lead a defined software-as-a-service (SaaS) strategy for their companies in order to meet line-of-business (LOB) needs for innovation and agility.
Posted: 01 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Building a Successful SDN Strategy for the Evolving Network Infrastructure
sponsored by Silver Peak
WEBCAST: GigaOM's research analyst Mark Leary and Silver Peak's virtualization and cloud expert, Vivian Xu, discuss the benefits of a SDN (Software-Defined Network). See how industry leaders are leveraging SDN principles to that overcome the challenges of moving data across distance and create more flexibility.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Aug 21, 2013

Silver Peak

Cloud Integration – A Comprehensive Solution
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, learn more about integrating cloud and on-premise applications from vendors such as Oracle, Salesforce, and Workday. Discover how a set of middleware tools enables you to easily integrate data from all types of information systems by reading now.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Oracle Corporation

Best BI and Analytics Options for Midmarket Manufacturers
sponsored by SearchManufacturingERP
EBOOK: In the following e-book, learn how to get the same high-potency BI that the largest organizations use and most importantly, learn where and when to use BI without straining your IT staff.
Posted: 24 Oct 2013 | Published: 24 Oct 2013

SearchManufacturingERP

Unlock security success: Is security intelligence the key?
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: This report from Forrester Research takes an inside look at the security intelligence (SI) market, explaining why SI needs to be an IT priority. Also inside, learn about the ongoing challenges that CISOs face, discover the growing interest in security-as-a-service, and more.
Posted: 16 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

The Software- Defined Data Center Strategy- From Licensing to SaaS ERP Software
sponsored by More Direct
EGUIDE: The software-defined data center will be able to offer advanced automation, and simplify IT operations, but there are several challenges along the way. This expert e-guide examines the primary issues to consider when planning for a software-defined data center.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 15 Oct 2013

More Direct

Handbook: The Network without Borders
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EGUIDE: This handbook looks at how to design and manage the new endpoint-driven network and extend secure access to private and public cloud services and virtual applications.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 07 Oct 2013

SearchNetworking.com

Connecting the Clouds: Best Practices for Integrating IT Service Management
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers creating a corporate-wide integration strategy for Software-as-a-Service that meets business needs and improves your quality of service.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 08 Oct 2013

BMC Software, Inc.

Alisa Maclin - SaaS for Smarter Commerce
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: In today's fast-paced business environment, many companies are struggling to keep up with the changes. Fortunately, with software-as-a-service, companies can now develop a way to get to market quicker and more effectively.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Premiered: Sep 26, 2013

IBM
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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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