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Tagged: Procurement, Finance, Shadow SaaS
4 Ways to Leverage SaaS Data to Save Money and Increase Efficiencies IT procurement appreciates as much SaaS data as they can get from CASBs and SSOs and other systems for SaaS management. It helps them manage their cloud platform, keep risks in check, and of course, see what’s actually out there. Without it, they have no idea who is using what apps, who has authorizations, and which apps are being fully utilized. Ah, utilization. We sometimes think it’s more of a “is anyone using that app?” sort of thing, but did you realize how much power that type of information gives you?
Tagged: Security, Governance, Procurement, Finance
The SaaS Management 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.
Tagged: Utilization, Procurement, Finance
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.
Tagged: Procurement, Finance
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.
Tagged: Security, Utilization, Finance
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: