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A Better Way to Manage Multiple SaaS Apps (Featuring New Recommendations from 451 Research)

Managing multiple SaaS applications is creating unprecedented risk and challenges for IT organizations. Enter: SaaS Operations Management (SOM), a new market that solves those challenges. 451 Research Principal Analyst Carl Lehmann recently hosted a webinar where he explained the high value of SOM, how it’s unique, and why companies need to start paying closer attention to it. Here’s a recap.


The Top Security Blind Spots in Your SaaS Environment

“Fired IT Guy Puts Porn in Ex-Boss’ PowerPoint, Gets Sweet Revenge.” “Corporate Data Slips Out Via Google Calendar.” “Hundreds of Companies Expose PII, Private Emails Through Google Groups Error.” These are just a few of the news headlines that represent hidden security threats lurking in SaaS environments. Last week, we hosted a webinar on the top security blind spots you should know about. Don’t worry if you missed it. Here’s a recap.


3 Real-Life IT Horror Stories That Illustrate Dangerous Blind Spots in SaaS Environments

As the adage goes, “You don’t know what you don’t know.” And that’s especially true when it comes to managing SaaS environments. Increasingly, IT teams are running into unforeseen challenges and realizing that there are critical areas—aka blind spots—they have no visibility into. Here are some real-life horror stories that illustrate major blind spots in SaaS environments and the damage they can cause.


SOM vs. CASB vs. IDaaS: The Unique Value of BetterCloud Demonstrated in 10 GIFs

“What is BetterCloud? Is BetterCloud a CASB? An IDaaS?” People ask us these questions all the time. But BetterCloud is solving a set of challenges that no other vendor addresses. We’re not a CASB or an IDaaS (in fact, many of our customers use us alongside those solutions). Instead, we’re pioneering a new IT market: SaaS Operations Management, or SOM. Here are 10 GIFs that illustrate the unique value of BetterCloud.


SaaS Operations Management: BetterCloud Pioneers a New Market (451 Research Report)

Today we are thrilled to see 451 Research validate the rise of a new IT market category: SaaS Operations Management, or SOM. We’ve seen hundreds of cloud-forward companies create the new IT function of SaaS ops because we have reached a tipping point with SaaS. Learn more about what this new IT market category means, and where it fits into the SaaS management reference architecture.


The 10 Most Popular Monitor Posts of 2017

As 2017 winds down, we’re taking a look back and bringing you the 10 most-read Monitor posts from this year. We’re seeing the usual themes—security, productivity, and how to work better overall—but some new topics popped up this year, like GDPR. Here’s what you enjoyed reading the most in 2017.




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The SaaS-Powered Workplace: The Present & Future of Work

Centralize. Automate. Govern. These are foundational elements of the new BetterCloud, now the first-ever multi-SaaS management (MSM) platform. BetterCloud has undergone a two-year, total reconstruction to address the challenges IT faces in the age of the SaaS-Powered Workplace.