SaaS

  • SaaS lets users try before they sign up for long-term contracts
  • The pay as you go (PAYG) model proves very attractive
  • Businesses can scale up or down based on operational and seasonal demand
  • This model offers low risks but many benefits

Software-as-a-Service (Saas) is deployed over the internet and used by individuals or groups on a personal machine or local area network. Customers can often use software on a  “pay-as-you-go” basis by using the Virtual Cloudsvider’s licences, rather than buying licences themselves. This is why SaaS is sometimes called “software on demand”. In addition to  removing the need to buy, install and manage software at the user’s end, it also has the advantage of the software being accessible from anywhere with an internet connection.

    IoT

    Oracle unveils Java Card 3.1 for securing IoT devices

    News
    17 Jan, 2019
    Clare Hopping

    The updated card offers enhanced developer tools for managing and deploying secure internet of things applications

    cash

    Veeam receives cash injection from Insight Venture Partners to speed up growth

    News
    17 Jan, 2019
    Clare Hopping

    The $500m will be used to fund mergers and acquisitions and for organic growth of its data management platform

    IBM sign on building

    Google awards IBM MaaS360 with recommended accreditation

    News
    16 Jan, 2019
    Clare Hopping

    IBM MaaS360 has been recognised by Google as providing an enterprise-level service for Android users

    Salesforce boosts Commerce Cloud with smart feature suite

    News
    15 Jan, 2019
    Clare Hopping

    New Einstein integrations will help retailers attract customers from outside of their web stores

    Best retail apps

    Best
    9 Jan, 2019
    Aaron Lee Clare Hopping

    We round up the best smartphone, tablet and desktop apps for retailers looking to make the most of cloud

    Microsoft announces behaviour visualisation tool Clarity

    News
    14 Dec, 2018
    Clare Hopping

    The tool will go head to head with Optimizely, Google Optimize and Visual Web Optimizer

    Google Pay

    Vue Entertainment and Urban Airship to deliver UK cinema tickets through Google Pay

    News
    10 Dec, 2018
    Clare Hopping

    Customers will be able to jump the queues at Vue Cinemas across the country

    Salesforce adds IoT insights into cloud-powered Field Service Lightning mobile app

    News
    6 Dec, 2018
    Clare Hopping

    The tools will mean that engineers are better-equipped when attending call-outs

    IBM sign on building

    IBM chosen to push cloud-native banking platform

    News
    4 Dec, 2018
    Bobby Hellard

    Thought Machine sees tech giant as the partner to accelerate its Vault platform

    A retrospective on Diane Greene's tenure as Google Cloud CEO

    In-depth
    4 Dec, 2018
    Keumars Afifi-Sabet

    We look at Google Cloud under Greene's leadership and what the future holds for the company

    Andy Jassy announcing Blockchain services

    AWS re:Invent: Andy Jassy announces ML Marketplace, Blockchain and more

    News
    29 Nov, 2018
    Bobby Hellard

    CEO managed to get through a barrage of new capabilities and services during his keynote speech

    Adopting digital transformation

    Three quarters of businesses missing out due to low tech integration

    News
    28 Nov, 2018
    Clare Hopping

    SMEs said the cost of integrating technology in their workspaces was a limiting factor

    Analytics

    HPE to acquire BlueData to help with AI efforts

    News
    28 Nov, 2018
    Clare Hopping

    BlueData's AI software will be integrated into HPE's Apollo business

    Lincolnshire Police enlists Motorola in cloud upgrade deal

    News
    22 Nov, 2018
    Clare Hopping

    The force will implement Motorola's CommandCentral Control Room Solution (CRS) to handle calls

    Microsoft cloud

    Microsoft buys FSLogix to boost Office 365 virtualisation performance

    News
    21 Nov, 2018
    Clare Hopping

    FSLogix's tech will speed up the time it takes to load user profiles in Outlook and OneDrive

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    SAP buys automation specialist Contextor to boost S/4HANA

    News
    21 Nov, 2018
    Clare Hopping

    Contextor's RPA tech will be integrated into SAP's Leonardo Machine Learning range

    Microsoft Office 365 and Azure users locked out of accounts due to MFA issues

    News
    20 Nov, 2018
    Keumars Afifi-Sabet

    The MFA issue which lasted all-day Monday is the latest in a string of Microsoft cloud service outages

    Blockchain

    Microsoft launches Azure-based blockchain development kit

    News
    19 Nov, 2018
    Connor Jones

    Another blockchain project has been announced by Microsoft which aims to integrate blockchain and its cloud services

    Citrix building

    Citrix snaps up micro-app startup Sapho

    News
    16 Nov, 2018
    Bobby Hellard

    The US software giant says it will "redefine the future of work" by acquiring the micro-app maker for $200m

    Virgin media sign

    Virgin Media Business unveils SD-WAN services aimed at businesses using cloud tech

    News
    13 Nov, 2018
    Bobby Hellard

    The software-defined wide area network is a cloud ready service for enterprise