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Tagged: Security, Governance, Procurement, Finance

The SaaS and SaaS Management Industry - Year in Review with Arlo Gilbert, founder and CEO of Meta SaaS

The start of a new year is always the perfect time to reflect on the year prior. What did we learn and how can we take what we’ve learned to better the year ahead? It’s not about idealistic resolutions but using what we know to be better prepared to identify opportunities, reduce risks and become more efficient at whatever we do.

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Tagged: Utilization, Procurement, Finance

How to Get the Most Out of Salesforce Using SaaS Management Practices

The rise of Salesforce.com is nothing less than mind-blowing. It could be argued that Salesforce invented Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). After all, the company was founded in 1999 by a few guys who believed software could be better delivered if the barriers to entry, ongoing maintenance and platform complexity were removed. At the time, the concept was revolutionary.

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Tagged: Procurement, Finance

The Touchy Question That Business Leaders Must Ask Their CIO

  Earlier this month, I guest authored an article for ReadITQuick. The post has received a lot of responses and CIOs are constantly asking me about shadow IT. I wanted to share the article with the Meta SaaS audience because I believe companies of all sizes are grappling with what to do with shadow IT and who is ultimately responsible for its management.

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Tagged: Security, Utilization, Finance

You Have A Lot to Lose If You’re Not Leveraging the Cloud to Manage the Cloud

How Many SaaS Apps Do You Have, Anyway? We recently conducted an online survey asking business leaders a simple question: How many SaaS apps are being used in your organization? This shouldn’t be a guesstimate, by the way. Our respondents had this to say:

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Tagged: Governance, Finance

M&As Present Fertile Ground for Redundant SaaS Apps

Duplicate Apps Are Costing You Mergermarket’s 2016 Global M&A Report counts 17,369 deals were sealed last year, 4,951 of them in the U.S. alone. These mergers and acquisitions span virtually every industry, with borders of no consequence. With every M&A comes a host of challenges.

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