Choosing a new SaaS tool means combing through lists of dozens (dozens!) of similar apps, and it can be hard to tell which is the right one for the job. As an IT admin there’s a lot more to consider than just “Does this get the job done?” when evaluating a new or replacement SaaS tool. Today’s IT organizations have to deal with an incredible number of applications to administer and secure, on top of our more traditional tasks. And yet, IT admins are still very much needed to help evaluate SaaS applications before purchase. So how do we do this? And more importantly, how do we make this a sustainable, scalable process?
Selecting the right SaaS vendors can prove instrumental in propelling your organization to the next level. However, that’s only one piece of the puzzle. You also need to select vendors with the right security measures in place. This is especially true if you are giving them access to other SaaS applications that are critical to your organization or process sensitive information. But how do you know if a SaaS vendor is secure? We sat down with BetterCloud’s Security Compliance Director Mosi Platt to find out.
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.
If you think the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) doesn’t affect you, think again. The regulation will impact operations for companies all around the world. However, it’s not all bad. There is a silver lining for IT.
To manage a multi-SaaS environment, IT turns to what they know best: automation. But not all automation is created equal. With compliance and government regulations becoming a bigger issue each day, ad hoc scripts and end-user automation tools will no longer cut it.
It’s hard to find time to read IT reports packed full with chapters titled “Management and Oversight” or “Transformative Change.” However, if you take the time, the following reports will not only prove insightful to you and your role in IT, but also to others in your organization.
Adopting new technology is far from simple. But when done right, new technology can lead to productivity gains and a distinct competitive advantage. What do technology adoption experts do to ensure success?