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Managing multi cloud

Is multi-cloud a business risk or just a new way of doing business?

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5 reasons why your business model may need an API

APIs offer businesses more than just an efficient way to get data to end users. They can also be used to generate new revenue streams and extend your market reach.

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How to recover from SaaS stack bloat in the enterprise

Enterprises are seeing massive growth of SaaS adoption within their organizations. However, tech officers need to get organized and address issues with license management, redundancies, governance and compliance. Here are 5 steps to...

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Gartner: Cloud, enterprise software to drive global IT spending increase

Spending on enterprise software, particularly cloud services and applications, is expected to grow faster than any other category of IT this year, fueling an overall increase in global spending on technology.

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Workday CIO on tackling SaaS debt and sprawl

Configure your software, don’t customize it — but make sure you have the skills available to do it well: That’s the advice of Workday CIO Diana McKenzie

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4 areas of SMB operation that benefit the most from SaaS

Small to midsize businesses move towards Software-as-a-Service in a digital-first landscape.

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The case for cooperative IT: How it works and who it's for

Both a technology model and a business model, cooperative IT brings companies together to share technology and resources. Where does such an approach pay off — and where should it be avoided?

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SAP’s cloud analytics update offers insights in seconds, not months

With a refresh of its cloud analytics tools, SAP hopes to bring users new insights into their data more quickly and take some of the workload off the IT department.

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Shadow IT reconsidered: The case for losing control

Line of business users are provisioning technology by doing an end run around IT. But this loss of complete control of the IT estate has its benefits — for the CIO and the company as a whole.

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10 dirty secrets of CRM

CRM vendors cash in on your hopes for revenue, profitability and collaboration. And it's all true … except for the parts that they leave out. Here are some truths that they won't share but you should understand.

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Indirect access: SAP offers a new way to pay

SAP is inviting customers to pay for its software per record created when they access it indirectly through third-party apps and services, and not per named user as it does today.

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SaaS cloud subscriptions: When “on-demand” really isn’t

When considering a software vendor’s cloud offering, it's critical to think as much about how they structure the subscription agreement.

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How to deal with legacy systems, the Achilles’ Heel of digital transformation

7 issues to keep in mind while dealing with legacy systems.

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SAP will shut down SAP Anywhere service for SMBs

Two years after its launch, the service had attracted around 30 active customers.

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SAP settles licensing dispute with AB InBev

SAP wanted $600 million in damages, both companies are keeping quiet about whether AB InBev paid.

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SaaS matters: key caveats for SaaS contracting

Enterprises must ensure their cloud subscription agreements and relationships with SaaS vendors are structured in a way that allow them to leverage the considerable advantages of this 21st-century cloud delivery model.

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How to make your SLAs meaningful in SaaS cloud subscription agreements

To make certain your SaaS SLAs are meaningful and aligned to your needs, ensure you have considered the following seven aspects of any agreement.

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The truth about SaaS vendor management

CIOs discuss the maturity of their SaaS vendor management.

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