We rounded up 79 SaaS statistics for 2021 that show the bright future of SaaS, the growing challenges of SaaS management, the power of automation, and more.
We’re excited to share that BetterCloud Founder and CEO David Politis was recently on The Official SaaStr Podcast with host Harry Stebbings. He talks about what radical transparency really means, leading indicators of scale, the speed of SaaS adoption, and more.
Altitude 2019 was our biggest and best customer conference yet. But it was pretty unique this year—there were a lot of firsts. If you missed it, here are nine key highlights and takeaways.
Featuring survey data from 500 IT and security professionals, our most comprehensive report yet reveals the state of insider threats in 2019.
2018 was a momentous year for us: 18 major product releases, $60M in funding, and more. Here’s a look back at all the highlights.
If you read our newsletter last week, you saw that we held a contest just for BetterCloud Monitor readers. In the quest to make our first ever Monitor T-shirts, we designed four tongue-in-cheek tees (all IT-themed), and we let readers vote for their favorite one. We said that whichever design won, we’d print. And the winner is….
Well, Google Cloud Next ‘18 is a wrap! If you missed it last week, here are some highlights from a panel called “Securing G Suite and Beyond: Tales from the Trenches” that we thought would be particularly relevant to our audience. The panel explored security topics that are top of mind right now for many modern IT professionals: How have security needs evolved, and what are the biggest concerns moving forward? What important lessons have people learned? Here are five key takeaways, along with some tips and best practices the panelists shared.
Our annual customer conference, Altitude, is happening October 2-4 in Denver, Colorado. We promise it’s unlike any other IT conference you’ve been to. “It says a lot about Altitude that the second I got the email about this year’s conference, I pretty much said, ‘Yeah, of course I’m going to go again,’ said Bjorn Pave, senior director of IT at PopSugar. He shared what makes Altitude a really “rad” IT conference — what he enjoyed the most, his major takeaways, and why attendees are guaranteed to get something out of it.
It’s that time of year again! Our annual customer summit, Altitude, will be held October 2-4 in Denver, Colorado this year. Altitude isn’t like most IT conferences. Here’s what makes it unique — and why you can’t miss it this year.
Dropbox provides plenty of flexibility to collaborate on and streamline work, but end users and admins can do and see things you might not be aware of. For example, end users can create public links to entire folders. Admins can sign in as any user and view sensitive information. To minimize security risk and exposure, here are five blind spots you should know about.
There are seemingly a million security threats and exposures everywhere today. So where do you start? In a recent webinar, our founder and CEO David Politis explained what the new security frontier is and why IT must start paying attention to it. He also revealed the top three concerns 1,500+ IT professionals have around managing SaaS apps and offered actionable tips for mitigating them.
In Slack, end users and admins can do (and view) some things that might surprise you. From creating public links to files to inviting external users to any public channels, here are five blind spots that you should be aware of.
The lessons learned from MDM adoption can serve as a predictor for the gifts and challenges of SaaS in today’s workforce. We’re at a tipping point right now with SaaS management, and if history is any indication, we know how this story will play out.
In recent years, SaaS adoption has been like the Wild West: a somewhat chaotic “free-for-all” frontier with lots of unknowns. After interviewing, surveying, and talking to thousands of modern IT professionals over the last few years, we’ve identified six elements that are integral to successful SaaS management. Here’s a holistic strategy that will set you up for IT success.
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.
“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.
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.
There’s a lot that nobody tells you about SaaS management… like how it’s impossible to manage data sprawled across dozens of apps. Or that manual, repetitive tasks will take up most your day (and crush your soul). We recently hosted a webinar on all the best practices and guiding principles you should know but nobody tells you about. Here’s a recap.
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.
Thank you to everyone—our amazing customers, partners, and employees—who made 2017 our best and most memorable year yet. Check out this quick video recap to see the year’s highlights.
There’s a lot of confusion around GPDR, which takes effect May 2018. So this week we hosted a webinar called GDPR Compliance: “Explain Like I’m Five.” Our data privacy expert explained all the essential GDPR concepts and exactly what IT needs to do to make their organizations GDPR compliant. Missed it? Here’s a recap.
Are you tired of running queries by hand, tracking issues in a spreadsheet, and performing searches natively across multiple apps? Here’s how automating policy enforcement through BetterCloud can enhance security and streamline operations.
Ah, the classic build vs. buy conundrum. While building may seem attractive, there are significant costs (both direct and indirect) to it. Hear why one executive says his greatest business/technology failure was building software when they could have bought it, and ask yourself these 11 essential questions before you build an in-house solution.
In the modern workplace, SaaS creates new, unprecedented challenges for IT. Here’s why IT needs a framework to address those challenges and help solve them.
With over 50 new features and enhancements released to date (highlights here), recognition from Gartner in the first-ever Market Guide for Cloud Office Management Tools, and a mention at the top of Forbes’ Billion-Dollar Startups list, 2017 has been a watershed year for BetterCloud.
With the explosion of SaaS, we’re seeing the rise of a new function in IT–SaaS ops. There are various monikers for it, but the gist is the same: These individuals and teams are responsible for day-to-day SaaS operations. Here’s a quick look at the types of responsibilities we’re seeing, and why it’s on the rise now. Is your IT team creating a SaaS ops role?
This week, Forbes released its third annual list of billion-dollar startups. BetterCloud is proud to be included in this prestigious list of 25 up and coming companies for 2017.
Managing one instance of a SaaS application is already difficult; managing multiple instances, doubly so. Not only are the tasks even more monotonous and repetitive (think: Groundhog Day), but IT must manage and secure substantially more data. Here are five new ways IT can combat those challenges and manage multiple instances much more effectively.
IT conferences might conjure up images of dull panels and awkward meet and greets. But Altitude 2017, our upcoming IT conference (Oct. 24-25 in Austin, Texas) is not your typical tech event. Here are five reasons why it’s completely different than anything you’ve attended before, and why you should be there.
Historically, there’s been a tug-of-war between IT and other departments when it comes to control over applications. However, IT is regaining control and coming full circle. One IT veteran with 30+ years of experience shares his insight on how history is repeating itself. What did these shifts in control mean for IT in the past, and what will it mean for IT in the future?
If you’re not sure why BetterCloud marketing is better than best practice, look no further. Here are nine reasons.
Missed our “Friction: The #1 Killer of Workplace Productivity” webinar? Don’t worry. Here’s a recap with key takeaways, downloadable slides, and a recording of the webinar, so that you can learn more about reducing friction in the workplace.
Automation seems like the easy solution for managing SaaS apps as your organization scales. But the right long-term solution goes much deeper than simply automating tasks. Here’s what IT needs to do in order to manage a multi-SaaS environment effectively and move up the value chain.
IT professionals today are faced with too much sprawling SaaS data and too many noisy alerts. You might have a lot of intelligence floating around, but rarely is it actionable or meaningful. Creating true operational intelligence out of this endless stream of data and alerts–across multiple SaaS apps–is crucial. Here’s why.
As your organization grows, the amount of SaaS application data will also multiply by leaps and bounds. But what does this really mean for your IT team? Here are the hidden implications you need to be thinking about.
The increasing adoption of SaaS brings with it new management challenges, like correctly granting privileges across multiple SaaS apps. Here’s why accurately assigning SaaS privileges is critical for running a high-performing IT organization.
Meet BetterCloud’s new Chief Business Strategy Officer, Shreyas Sadalgi. He sat down to discuss the emerging challenges in the enterprise IT world, his vision and product strategy for BetterCloud, and why companies should want to partner with a multi-SaaS management platform like BetterCloud.
There are some really creative ways to leverage the power of automation (and other Zendesk features) that can help your IT team work much more efficiently and save time. Here are 7 essential tips for increasing your productivity using Zendesk.
Phishing your own employees, fixing IT and HR’s marriage of inconvenience, communicating IT concepts to non-IT people, and more: Here’s a look back at our most popular longform content pieces from 2016. These are the best of the best–the ones that resonated the most with you. We hope you enjoy.
Did you catch the news? Microsoft launched their Slack competitor, Microsoft Teams, yesterday. The pace of of innovation in the real-time messaging space over the past 3 years has been incredible. 15 years ago we were all using AIM (right?!) and email. Today it feels like there are at least 10 unique channels through which you can reach anyone in your organization.
And the winner of the HTC Vive is…
In honor of our 100th edition of the Daily Monitor newsletter, we asked our readers to tell us how they’ve used BetterCloud Monitor content in their business. We narrowed the responses down to the best of the best, and now you can vote for your favorite one. The winner will get an HTC Vive VR headset (and bragging rights).
Huzzah! Welcome to the 100th edition of the Daily Monitor newsletter. We’re celebrating by taking a look at the past 100 days AND offering one lucky reader an HTC Vive VR headset.
So you’ve provisioned your new user in Google Apps, set him up with a shiny new account, and added him to the right groups and OU. Think your onboarding job is done? Not so fast. To really set up your users for success, there’s one more step you should take.
When new hires show up at the office on their first day, they want to hit the ground running. Here are five critical steps for provisioning and onboarding so that you keep your organization secure and set up your users for success.
If you’re not organized, the process of offboarding departing employees can frazzle even the most seasoned IT professional. Here’s a Google Apps deprovisioning checklist with best practices to help mitigate risk, avoid critical errors, and ensure a smooth, hiccup-free transition.
As the Pokémon GO frenzy continues to sweep the nation, and amidst news that the game gets full access to your Google account, we wanted to see how IT professionals are handling this potential security risk at work. To find out, we asked our readers to take a quick 2-minute poll yesterday. Here are the results.
BetterCloud Senior Product Manager Nate Collum discussed automated user lifecycle management with hundreds of IT professionals as part of Cloud IT Live.
From adopting Chromebox for meetings to making IES paperless, Gamble has revolutionized the way employees work. We sat down with him to discuss his experience architecting a solution based on IES’s needs, as well as his meaningful career switch to IT.
How do you architect the best solution for employees? We sat down with Brandon Williams, Director of Google Operations for the State of Colorado, to learn more about how he rethinks business processes to design long-term IT solutions in government. To hear about his experience and thought process, watch this video.
How do you manage and evaluate the proliferation of third-party apps, especially if your organization has thousands of employees? Brandon Williams, Director of Google Operations for the State of Colorado, provided some innovative tips and insight. To hear how Williams did it for the State of Colorado, watch this video.
More often than not, employees are resistant to change and training sessions are ineffective. Brandon Williams, Director of Google Operations for the State of Colorado, shared a few helpful (and surprising) strategies for improving user adoption of new technology. To hear how he was successful in improving user adoption (for 30,000 employees, no less), watch this video.
For Brandon Williams, Director of Google Operations for the State of Colorado, working in government means that you can make truly meaningful change. In the latest installment of our Modern Workplace Innovators video series, watch the inspiring story of how Williams used Google Apps to redefine emergency communications, and how he also leveraged shadow IT to empower 30,000 employees.
The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well here in New York City. We’re excited to announce that BetterCloud CEO David Politis was recently named a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur …
Hiring in the tech space is growing increasingly competitive. To differentiate ourselves, our IT team produced short recruiting videos with 360 footage to make the hiring process a uniquely immersive one. Here’s how we did it.
IT professionals can be strategic assets in the workplace. But more often than not, they’re perceived as cost centers and troubleshooting “Mr. Fix Its.” Learn some tips on how to shift that perception and gain more visibility, so that your colleagues recognize your strategic value and see you as enablers of change.
To be an effective communicator in IT, there are a few best practices you can follow. These recommendations will help IT information resonate more with your audience and help your team work better together in the long run.
How can IT professionals successfully convince C-level executives and senior leadership of the value of adopting and investing in a new idea? Learn what the most effective communication approaches are, so you can get the buy-in you need.
Relaying complex IT issues to people with different roles and personalities at your organization can create a number of unique challenges. Use these tips and strategies to make IT information more accessible and relatable, so that your message resonates with every tier of your organization.
Bluetooth, spam, Raspberry Pi: These words have become embedded into our modern day lexicon, but where exactly did they come from? From Danish royalty to Monty Python to tangerines, find out the mysterious and sometimes bizarre history behind a few of our most common tech terms.
Theme parks are thrilling and action-packed. But how are the attractions designed, built, and tested? An industry expert shares some behind-the-scenes engineering secrets.
IT professionals are pulled in a million different directions every day. How can you be more productive? Use this strategy to prioritize and organize your tasks, plus find time for long-term strategic projects.
Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Doom, and more: Learn more about how these early games laid the foundation for modern-day gaming.
Social engineering isn’t reserved for hackers. It’s a common con used in many acclaimed films and television series.
The “IT nerd” image is hard to shake; Hollywood has plastered it into our collective consciousness for years. We go in-depth to show how IT’s image has evolved.
In the world of SaaS and enterprise software sales, few people are as experienced or knowledgeable as Russell Sachs. Russell, who started his career as a trial attorney, parlayed his …
Colin McCarthy has not only managed the IT and Google Apps suite for a multinational marketing agency, but he’s also orchestrated multiple migrations to the cloud for the companies they have acquired.
Taylor Gould is BetterCloud’s VP of Marketing. Follow Taylor on Google+ here. This year, BetterCloud was invited to sponsor both Google Atmosphere Sydney and Tokyo, two events in a global …
Taylor Gould is BetterCloud’s VP of Marketing. Find him at Google Atmosphere Sydney and Tokyo later this month. Follow Taylor on Google+ here. We’re pleased to announce that BetterCloud is a …
Taylor Gould, BetterCloud’s VP of Marketing, is reporting live from Google I/O, Google’s annual Developer Conference. Stay up to date with the latest Google I/O news here. Today, during the …
It’s no secret that BetterCloud loves Google Apps and we make a point to use only Google Apps and Google products where we can – we even build our product, …
1. Pocket (formerly Read it Later) It’s almost impossible to read every article I’m interested throughout the day, work related or otherwise. With the Pocket Chrome extension, I’m able to save …
Being a Gmail and Google Apps fanatic, I’ve always been intrigued by the concept of Chromebooks and Chrome OS in general. And with every 3 minute reboot of my aging Windows laptop this …
This week, we highlighted our site Ask the Gooru, which has brought thousands of new and experienced Google Apps users daily video tutorials, ensuring they’re getting the most out of …
For almost a year, Ask the Gooru has been providing thousands of Google Apps end-users and administrators with helpful tricks, tips and tools to make the most of the Google …