As part its latest market report, Forrester interviewed enterprise IT leaders to understand the current challenges and best practices for mastering SaaS at scale. Last week, BetterCloud’s Chief Strategy Officer Shreyas Sadalgi explored the findings of this report further with its author, Bill Martorelli, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research. Missed the live event? Let’s recap some of the key takeaways from their chat.
Even just thinking through all the automation possibilities can overwhelm an experienced IT administrator. Based on our conversations with IT experts across the organization, here are just a few critical business processes that BetterCloud can automate in 2020.
How has remote work affected productivity habits, work behaviors, and usage of SaaS collaboration tools? Here’s what our data team uncovered.
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.