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Gartner Special Report: Defining Cloud SaaS Application Risks and Benefits

by Robert Desisto  |  June 29, 2015  |  1 Comment

Gartner has just released a Special Report: Defining Cloud SaaS Application Risks and Benefits.  The Special Report consists of a number specific research items that will help companies develop and successfully deliver on a Software as a Service strategy.

The Special Report is composed of the following sections:

Get to Know SaaS

  • Using a Consistent SaaS Definition Will Reduce Business Value Uncertainties
  • Gartner Reference Model for Elasticity and Multitenancy
  • Survey Analysis: Buyers Tell Us About SaaS and Cloud Adoption Through 2014
  • User Survey Analysis: SaaS Opportunities in Key Asia/Pacific Countries Through 2017
  • Why SaaS is Both A Threat and Opportunity For Open Source
  • The Top 10 Cloud Myths

Develop a SaaS Strategy

  • Toolkit: Business Case Model for Total Cost of Ownership Analysis of SaaS Versus Traditional Application Software and Services
  • Ten Ways to Avoid SaaS Delivery Problems
  • Standardize Business Processes and Implement Governance to Maximize Business Value of SaaS ERP
  • Toolkit: How to Separate the Reality From the Hype Surrounding Cloud Computing

Choose a SaaS Vendor

  • How to Select the Right Cloud ERP/Business Application
  • Evaluating Public Cloud SaaS Providers: Developing RFP Criteria
  • Toolkit: Negotiating Optimal SaaS Contract Terms and Conditions
  • Toolkit: Evaluate SaaS,Cloud Service and Outsourcing Providers via Objective Selection Scorecard and Risk Management
  • Toolkit: Master RFP Template and Sample for Business, Cloud and IT Services
  • Toolkit: Master Template Guide for Checking the References of Outsourcing and Cloud Service (SaaS) Providers

Implement and Manage a SaaS Solution

  • Selecting the Most Suitable Platform for Cloud Service Integration
  • Improve Your Quality Assurance When Using SaaS
  • Change ERP and Business Applications Support Strategies As You Move to the Cloud
  • Developing Your SaaS Governance Framework
  • Measuring the Potential Business Value of SaaS
  • Don’t Believe the Hype: Implementing SaaS ERP/Business Applications Is Not Fast and Easy
  • Define Your Customization Strategy for SaaS/Cloud Business Applications

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Category: cloud-computing  saas  software-as-a-service  

Tags: saas-cloud-computing  

Robert P. Desisto
VP Distinguished Analyst
14 years at Gartner
24 years IT industry

Robert Desisto is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst in Gartner Research. He is responsible for managing the software as a service (SaaS) research agenda. His research focuses primarily on the use of SaaS as a delivery model for applications. Read Full Bio


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