Check your SaaS pulse

The Software as a Service train has left the station, and there’s no slowing it down: global spending on SaaS is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 20.2% in 2012-2017, reaching US$45.6 billion by 2017. The IBM Center for Applied Insights recently released the report  Champions of Software as a Service: How SaaS is fueling powerful competitive advantage, based on a global study of 879 IT and line-of-business (LOB) SaaS decision-makers.  Most organizations start their SaaS journey seekingRead more

Setting the Pace of Innovation in Africa

IBM Study:  Innovating in Africa Learn from IT leaders ahead of the pack On January 27, 2014, IBM announced the results of a new study entitled ‘Setting the pace in Africa: How IT leaders deliver on the potential of emerging technologies’, which found that while nearly 87 percent of African IT leaders rank new technologies such as analytics, cloud, mobile and social media as being critical to business success, only 53% are pushing forward with adoption. Read more

When it comes to SaaS, don’t let security scare you

Our recent Global SaaS study revealed that organizations are not just using SaaS to reduce costs, but are actually gaining competitive advantage through their SaaS solutions. Given the promise of advantage over peers, what is holding some organizations back from broad SaaS adoption? For many, it’s security. And what outcomes are companies missing out on by not adopting SaaS? Improved collaboration, innovation, and better decision-making, to name a few. The Saas “Pacesetters” – those leading enterprises gaining competitive advantage throughRead more