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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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Tagged: Security, Governance, Utilization, Procurement, Finance

What Will We Learn at the 2017 Gartner Symposium/ITxpo?

  Here We Go Again Every year, the best and brightest descend upon the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo to gain insights, strategies and best practices to tackle their biggest IT challenges and get a glimpse into what's coming. This year’s symposium is just around the corner, October 1-5 in Orlando, and the cloud is taking front and center stage (no surprise).

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