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.