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Paying for what you use – too much to expect from SaaS?
In an era where more organisations have SaaS enterprise contracts due for renewal, a degree of dissatisfaction with SaaS commercials is emerging.
SAP releases latest advances to S/4HANA Cloud - and what lies ahead
The updates look to provide enterprise-ready functionality for digital business with a number of features for the future.
Software-as-a-Service continues massive growth - aided by storage
The need for ever-greater agility and efficiency has driven an explosion in the SaaS industry - Pure Storage affirm they're at the head of it.
Kiwi tech start up launches new software to help schools communicate
“We built Message My Way to solve a common problem that schools face in communicating with their communities and to make their lives easier."
Global MSP sets down roots in APAC with new Sydney-based HQ
Global managed service provider Continuum has set its sights on Asia Pacific with a new regional headquarters in Sydney as it continues expansion.
SaaS market growing in tandem with rising cloud adoption
“The growth of the market also helped resolve the security concerns associated with SaaS applications hosted on cloud."
Australian and New Zealand businesses to capitalise on 'burgeoning subscription economy'
"We’re beginning to see strong growth from SaaS companies plus emerging subscriptions-based business within health, education and financial services."
New solution turns the NZ channel on its head
The cloud era has brought wide and sweeping changes - not least of all the roles of resellers and distributors, which have been turned on their heads.
Gartner: Use dashboards to move beyond messy data
Call me crazy, but every time I hear the phrase, “data wrangling,” I envision a structured table on horseback, complete with a hat and some spurs..
Spectrum NZ signs new reseller agreement with CA Technologies
The deal sees Spectrum become the first organisation in New Zealand to offer CA Test Data Manager to its customers in a SaaS format.
Whispir raises $11.75m to accelerate growth into Asia and beyond
The originally Australian CAaaS company is now stretching its wings as it continues a rapid expansion in Asia and the United States.
Oracle leading the way with SaaS and PaaS, set to hit $2 billion mark
"We believe this will be the second year in a row that Oracle has sold more SaaS and PaaS than any cloud services provider."
Limited number of vendors in hosted private cloud presents opportunity
“The opportunity in private cloud SaaS and BPaaS speaks to the importance of customer choice in cloud deals as hybrid cloud environments expand."
Microsoft AppSource: Increase the reach of your SaaS business apps
One of the key focus areas for us is to ensure that the end user experience is stellar when they discover and try apps from AppSource.
Are you spending too much with your cloud provider?
Cloud-based Windows or a Linux server can cost approximately $1 per hour and even after a year the cost of that server is less than $9,000.
BYOD driving demand for SaaS-based IT security
"The market will grow at a rate of over 22% between now and 2020, with competition intensifying and tremendous growth opportunities for vendors."
Why cloud mobile strategies will beat apps
With worldwide sales of mobile phones still surging, organisations that don’t have a mobile & cloud strategy will be left behind.
Australian Department of Treasury signs off on Expense8 SaaS implementation
The Australian Department of Treasury is the latest to adopt the Expense8 SaaS platform that is steadily being implemented in many departments.
Massey University to transform ICT delivery with Axios partnership
The university utilise Axios’ SaaS-based system, with the aim of enhancing the learning experience for its on-campus & distance-learning communities.
Subscription economy driving significant shift for Aussie businesses
“The survey results highlight the increasing pressure coming to bear on Australian businesses as a direct result of changing consumer demands.
NSW Department of Education kicks off second stage of SaaS roll-out
The NSW DoE is using Expense8 to further streamline employee expenses and extend automation, scalability and user functionality.
Microsoft on charge in SaaS market with 70% revenue growth
Microsoft is on the charge in the SaaS market and is now challenging for leadership in the growth market with Oracle and IBM also making a big play.
Analyst Opinion: Cloud HCM gathers momentum for enterprises
Following customer-facing applications, human capital management (HCM) systems are transitioning rapidly to a cloud-delivered SaaS model.
Riverbed: The traditional approach just won't cut it anymore
“This is where the world is going, and in order to be competitive and grow your business, you need to be thinking about being this type of reseller."