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.
What are the must-have IT tools? A panel of IT pros weighed in on their favorite software and services, and then community members upvoted their faves. Here are the top five results.
“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.
“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.
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.
In recent years, what has impacted technology in the workplace the most? Aspi Havewala, Director of IT at Verizon, has a concise yet powerful answer. He identifies the two most critical factors that IT must understand and be thoughtful about, and explains how and why these areas must evolve.
The vast majority of organizations (74%) feel vulnerable to insider threats, which is why it’s vital to understand the potential consequences and learn from the experiences of others. Only then can executives, IT and security staff, and employees throughout the organization come together to address the problem.
A simple misconfiguration in the Google Admin console made headlines recently by exposing personally identifiable information (PII) and sensitive messages to the internet. Here’s how you can audit, update, and enforce group settings automatically.
Outside of IT, many employees don’t understand the ROI of orchestrating/automating offboarding. This list will help you explain the benefits to anyone.
Whether it’s an ex-employee stealing company data, compliance violations, excessive costs, or productivity loss, improper offboarding threatens organizations of all sizes and in all industries. Thankfully, IT experts have developed best practices over the years to identify and eliminate those threats before they occur.