Bill Pray

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Evaluating SaaS Providers Webinar

by Bill Pray  |  January 21, 2013  |  Comments Off

Join me on Wednesday this week for a presentation on guidance for evaluating your SaaS providers: Please join for a complimentary Gartner webinar. Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Evaluating Public SaaS Cloud Providers Presented by: Bill Pray EST: 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. | PST: 10:00 a.m. | GMT: 15:00 & 18:00 The promise of utility [...]

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Evaluating SaaS: What are the Buckets?

by Bill Pray  |  January 9, 2013  |  Comments Off

It is interesting to note that the term bucket is used in several ways with technology. Wikipedia lists the technical uses of the term bucket. Bucket is also a useful metaphor when trying to figure out how to evaluate a software as a service (SaaS) provider and solution. What are the “buckets” for evaluation requirements? [...]

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Software as a Service or On-premises?

by Bill Pray  |  November 12, 2012  |  Comments Off

Shamelessly borrowing a bit from Shakespeare – SaaS or on-premises? That is the question. This question is becoming more common place regarding applications that have been previously restricted to or best deployed in an on-premises software implementation. The answer requires a two-pronged evaluation: 1. Identification of the enterprise’s requirements for the application 2. Evaluation of [...]

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Web Conferencing: More Than It Used to Be…

by Bill Pray  |  April 11, 2012  |  Comments Off

Citrix announced today the acquisition of Podio – aptly described as a collaborative work platform. This fits well with the Citrix Online business (e.g. the GoTo product set – Meeting, Webinar, Training, Assist and Manage). It also matches well with Citrix Online’s targeted small and medium business strategy. And it also continues to match Citrix [...]

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The Amazing SaaS E-mail Race Update: IBM Achieves Multi-Tenancy

by Bill Pray  |  August 12, 2010  |  Comments Off

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) e-mail continues to be a hot topic for me when I talk with various enterprises, both in terms of viability and market players. Enterprises are seeking to strategically leverage SaaS e-mail to reduce costs and management for e-mail services. This week, IBM improved it’s ability to compete in what I call “The Amazing [...]

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Google Wave – Not an E-mail Replacement

by Bill Pray  |  August 5, 2010  |  Comments Off

“RIP Google Wave” is the headline from CNN today, with the first line of the article stating “Google’s attempt to reinvent e-mail has fizzled.” And, therein lies the problem. Had that idea not been part of the core from the start, Wave might have had a chance. Conceptually I like Google Wave, however the approach [...]

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Gartner Burton Group North America Catalyst Report

by Bill Pray  |  July 29, 2010  |  1 Comment

This week, I am attending and presenting at the Burton Group Catalyst Conference. For my part, I really enjoy this event because of the great people I meet and the fantastic conversations I get the opportunity to have with many very intelligent people. I always learn more than I share. A few observations from the [...]

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