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CIO Leadership, Cloud, IT Performance

How the next generation of SaaS providers are getting things right

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SaaS, or software as a service, is all the buzz lately. Who can forget the nirvana like promises of no more upgrades, no more equipment, all for a low monthly fee. On top of that, SaaS provider pitches include how much they have raised, how fast they are growing, and how amazing their product is. Lost in the discussion are the real world challenges CIO's are facing.

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Technology, Services

Facts About Link Building in 2014

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The world of link building has changed completely over the last few years. Link building was one of the easy methods to gain higher ranking.


Creativity is your competitive advantage

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How to negotiate with your cloud provider

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While cloud technology can offer several benefits to businesses, it is not without its downsides and risks. One of the major issue is the cost involved in migrating workloads to the cloud. Of course, the cost factor is usually discussed in detail with prospective vendors before finally making a decision. But, there are several hidden costs and unexpected expenses which can appear during migration and operation in the cloud.

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Business Issues, Cloud

Benchmarking SaaS Maturity – Architecture Assessment

In continuation to my earlier blog on benchmarking the maturity of a SaaS solution where I talked about 4 segments through which one can find the maturity of a SaaS solution. In this blog I am going to talk about assessing the architecture segment.

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Design

Is your application well layered?

Incorrect layering is a common problem for legacy systems. To avoid major rework some people tend to continue with the existing architecture, which might not be layered properly. This could become a major show stopper when the SaaS application starts experiencing performance issues.

Do you have service oriented architecture between the layers?


Business Issues, Mobility

Essential Sales Management Applications That Convert Leads to Business

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Lead conversion is one of the important benchmarks for any sales team to measure their performance. In this competitive environment, sales teams have to execute multiple tasks, right from getting the lead to converting them into an account thus driving profitability for the organization. Many SMEs (small and medium enterprises) follow the traditional approach in their sales process which lacks the use of sales management applications to improve performance and efficiency for the sales team.


Business Issues, Applications

SaaS Startups – Don’t shoot on your own leg

SaaS companies are born with a vision of solving a unique business problem. The better it solves those problems the more successful it’s going to be. But SaaS as a delivery model adds more technical challenges to these SaaS startups, which deviates them from the actual problem they were supposed to solve

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Startup’s Vision blurred by non-business issues

SaaS companies are born with a vision of solving a unique business problem. The better it solves those problems the more successful it’s going to be. But SaaS as a delivery model adds more technical challenges to these SaaS startups, which deviates them from the actual problem they were supposed to solve.


Technology, Cloud

Benchmarking SaaS Maturity – Security Assessment

This is the 3rd part of the blog series discussing about benchmarking the maturity of a SaaS solution. Click the following links to see the earlier parts – part 1 and part 2

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This is the 3rd part of the blog series discussing about benchmarking the maturity of a SaaS solution. Click the following links to see the earlier parts – part 1 and part 2. In this blog let’s look at the various parameters to decide how good your SaaS solution is from a security standpoint.