Using SaaS for a more efficient business
Dorma shares their experience
Live Today SaaS might give you more availability, it might cut your capital costs, and it might give you a big empty server room in your basement where you can play ping pong after work, but will it make your business more efficient?
That's the question IT Support Manager Geoff Stone asked himself when DORMA UK decided that it would adopt SaaS as part of its programme of IT upgrades. Do DORMA's staff work better, produce more, or function more efficiently when their software doesn't live in the data centre? Does the IT department really get more done when it doesn't have to upgrade, patch and install? Can SaaS make the business more profitable? Do you think we're going to tell you answer now? Of course not. You have to resolve the dramatic tension by signing up for today's Regcast.
Geoff's going to be joined in the studio by The Reg's Lucy Sherriff and Dale Vile from Freeform Dynamics. Dale's got form in this area too: his staff have been using SaaS for seven years, and so he can provide tips on how to negotiate with SaaS service providers so that you get what you need to work better.
We're live today at 11am BST. We’ll have on-going interactive Q&A throughout the Regcast, so you can also add to the wealth of SaaS experience shared on the day. Sign up here for this free event here.
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HTH, HAND, Pere Hospital.
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SaaS is described as software applications deployed as a hosted service and accessed over the Internet via a standard web browser. This can include basic IIS or Apache software, but typically Software as a Service means delivering business applications, including collaboration software and line-of-business applications
My personal data center has been up and running, non-stop, since Flag Day. No, it's not all in one place. It's geographically diverse, living on six continents. It's also OS, hardware, network, and software diverse. I have redundancy fitted everywhere I can fit it. Overkill for a home system? Probably. But as a research platform, it's (mostly) tax deductible.
I guess you could call it a "private cloud", if you insist ... but I shun the entire "cloud"meme as a dumbed-down, marketing-speak variation of what is really what modern networking is capable of.
Third parties are NOT necessary for diverse data storage. Why anyone depends upon them is beyond me ...