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SaaS Pricing: AI and Improved Software Favor Usage-Pricing Over Seat-Based Pricing

By Dick Weisinger

There is increasing demand for usage-based or consumption-based SaaS software pricing.  Usage-based pricing lets users see their exact usage and typically provides a much affordable path for businesses that how software needs that are limited or infrequently occurring. Laurie Wurster,

SaaS Cloud Computing: Microsoft Takes Lead Among SaaS Vendors

By Dick Weisinger

The SaaS market is growing at a rate of 33 percent and took in more than $11 billion in sales in the second quarter of 2016, according to a study performed by the Synergy Research Group.  The study found that

Security and SaaS: SaaS Offers Small Businesses Better Security Than They Can Provide Themselves In-House

By Dick Weisinger

Increasingly small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) are outsourcing their IT operations to SaaS vendors.  In the past businesses worried about poor security and the loss of data when using cloud applications.  That thinking has now totally flipped.  Businesses now see

Cloud Computing and SaaS: SaaS Takes on Ever Greater Percentages of IT Budgets

By Dick Weisinger

Ernst and Young Transaction Advisory Service recently performed a survey of nearly 200 IT managers and CIOs. The survey found that SaaS is increasingly being used by businesses and is expected to take a growing share of the IT budget.

SaaS and Security: Closing the Security Gaps Brought on by the Public Cloud

By Dick Weisinger

Increasingly businesses are adopting cloud and SaaS tools that promote business agility.  But the flip side of this benefit is that use of the cloud often bypasses standard corporate security.  Gartner estimates that in five years that more than one