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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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Options Abound For Cloud Computing in Healthcare
sponsored by BridgeHead Software
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide from SearchHealthIT.com offers tips on which cloud service to choose to help HCOs address the storage concern with EHRs.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

BridgeHead Software

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

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

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

The Cloud for Finance is Here
sponsored by Workday
WEBCAST: In 2013, global IT business research firm Saugatuck Technology surveyed more than 270 finance and IT executives in North America. They were asked about their experience, expectations, and attitudes toward their existing finance management systems. Watch our video infographic to see the results.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Dec 18, 2013

Workday

Human Capital Management in the Cloud
sponsored by Workday
VIDEO: In this video, explore the challenges that HR professionals face with legacy human resource systems and how to overcome them with a unified human capital management (HCM) technology.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 25 Jan 2012

Workday

The Future of Finance Is Now: Part Four
sponsored by Workday
WEBCAST: In this 5-part video series, Mark Nittler, vice president of enterprise strategy at Workday, explains how legacy finance systems can't keep up with the needs of today's enterprise. You'll learn how the next generation of financial management focuses on speed, agility, cost, and insights—all delivered in the cloud.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Feb 19, 2014

Workday

Avoid Audits and Improve Security with Effective Software Asset Management
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explains how effective management of software assets can not only prevent problems during an audit but also improve security posture. It also gives tips on ways to make sure a SAM solution doesn't become too complex.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

CDW Corporation

Cloud Computing - A Silver Bullet for Finance
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: The benefits of cloud computing—a high return on investment, greater staff efficiencies, optimization of IT resources, and enhanced visibility and access to information—have piqued the interest of finance leaders. Read the whitepaper to discover the benefits of moving finance operations to the cloud.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Mar 2014

Workday

The Future of Finance is Now
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: One of the biggest challenges finance organizations face today is that their systems are old and increasingly irrelevant. They simply cannot handle current business needs. Read the whitepaper to see how Workday addresses four major areas of weakness in such legacy financial management systems: speed, agility, cost, and insight.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Workday

HR in the Cloud
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the five big trends that are pushing adoption, examining each trend in-depth and explaining exactly why it is driving a need for SaaS.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

Workday

SaaS Study Video: Real Businesses Achieve Competitive Advantage
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: This video introduces the IBM Global SaaS study conducted by the Center for Applied Insights, which reveals how companies are using SaaS for better decision making, increased collaboration, and market-focused agility.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Apr 21, 2014

IBM

SaaS study: How competitive companies reduce TCO
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: SaaS is much more than a cost-savings tool. Organizations are using the cloud to help them achieve a much broader and strategic goal – unlocking competitive advantage through stronger collaboration, analytics and improving the customer experience.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

SaaS: A Better Approach to IT and Data Center Systems Management
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

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

ERP and the cloud: The perfect combination
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

Expert Best Practices to Prepare for Cloud-based ERP Systems
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

Experts Reveal 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

Cloud ERP Software Introduces Business Benefits, Culture Shock
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

The good, the bad, and the ugly of cloud applications
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

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

Hosted Contact Center and On-Premises Centers Demystified
sponsored by Genesys
EGUIDE: Choosing between an on-premises or a hosted contact center isn't easy, and unfortunately, this decision is further complicated by misconceptions about the differences between the two and what "hosted" and "on-premises" mean. This expert e-guide aims to clarify those definitions and set straight the misconceptions.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

Genesys
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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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