Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

SaaS providers host software and related data in a central location or cloud, generally on the Internet, enabling their clients to use a web browser to access their services.

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  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The ROI Of SaaS

    A Total Economic Impact™ Analysis Uncovers Long-Term Business Value, But Cost Savings Are Not Guaranteed

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is fast becoming a viable alternative for enterprise software across every business process category. But application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals must...

    • Downloads: 1791
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Your Three-Step Guide To Planning Cloud Migration

    Be Cautious About The Macroeconomic Lure Of The Cloud Sirens

    Cloud migration has exploded in popularity since General Electric's (GE's) flashy keynote at Amazon Web Service's (AWS's) re:Invent in September 2015. GE claims to be migrating all workloads not...

    • Downloads: 114
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Path To A New Supply Chain Management Software

    As your customers' expectations increase, you must improve the capabilities of your supply chain. Forrester speaks to far too many buyers who are cobbling together outdated technologies and Excel...

    • Downloads: 42
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Breakout Vendors: SaaS Business Applications

    High-Growth Software-As-A-Service Alternatives Disrupt Traditional Software Segments

    Many relatively new SaaS business application vendors are looking to capitalize on the success and market disruption of leading SaaS players like NetSuite, Salesforce, and Workday. In this report, we...

    • Downloads: 128
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Public Cloud Platforms Consolidate, But New Disruptions On The Way

    The Market's Now 10 Years Old; Microservice Designs And Enterprise Apps Will Drive The Next Decade

    Public cloud platforms are the foundation for developing and running applications in the age of the customer. The market has matured rapidly as two vendors — Amazon Web Services and Microsoft —...

    • Downloads: 213
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Top 13 Technology Trends S&R Pros Should Watch: 2016

    Security Analytics Abound, And Vendor Marketing Has Lost Its Way

    Each year, analysts from across Forrester's security and risk research team draw insight from our hundreds of enterprise questions, vendor briefings, and consultations; the 40-plus research projects...

    • Downloads: 322
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Brief: Active Directory In The Cloud Is A Reality

    New Offerings From Microsoft And Amazon Web Services Make AD In The Cloud A Compelling Option

    Despite rapid growth in the identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) market, many security and risk (S&R) pros still rely on an existing on-premises Microsoft Active Directory (AD) to support their IDaaS...

    • Downloads: 134
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Application Adoption Trends 2016: SaaS Expands Across The Enterprise And Across The Globe

    More Companies Go All-In On SaaS To Shed On-Premises Baggage

    Our Global Business Technographics Software Survey, 2015, reveals significant adoption of SaaS across a wide variety of application areas as application buyers demand business agility....

    • Downloads: 810
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Portfolio Evaluation Is The Key To Migrating Applications To The Cloud

    Processes: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    Cloud services in the enterprise are growing, as customers increasingly want to get out of the data center business. While these services offer flexible new options for CIOs, infrastructure and...

    • Downloads: 543
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2016 To 2017

    Canadian Tech Buyers Showed Signs Of Life In 2015, But That Will Fade In 2016

    CIOs in Canada must prepare to make important decisions to fast-track their adoption of cloud services and software-as-a-service (SaaS). While 2016 to 2017 promises to be a tumultuous period for many...

    • Downloads: 131
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync And Share Platforms, Cloud Solutions, Q1 2016

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In our 40-criteria evaluation of enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) cloud providers, we identified the nine most significant ones — Box, Dropbox, Google, Huddle, IBM, Intralinks, Microsoft, Thru,...

    • Downloads: 280
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Five Key Trends That Are Shaping How We Manage Enterprise Content

    Landscape: The Enterprise Content Management Playbook

    This report identifies the current inflection points in the enterprise content management (ECM) market. Five key trends are shaping how enterprise architecture (EA) professionals address their ECM...

    • Downloads: 1563
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SaaS Reshapes The Legacy PLM Market

    Offering Product Life-Cycle Management As A Service Expands Its Functionality And Reach

    Discrete manufacturers have long used product life-cycle management (PLM) software to track and manage the details of product design, but emerging technologies are changing this mature space....

    • Downloads: 85
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: ITSM SaaS Solutions

    I&O Pros Can Narrow A Crowded Field By Answering Five Key Questions

    Most infrastructure and operations (I&O) organizations have already adopted IT service management (ITSM) tools in some form, with many aggressively expanding their use cases. These solutions still...

    • Downloads: 212
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Modern Financial Governance For Modern Application Delivery

    Processes: The Application Development Strategy, Structure, And Sourcing Playbook

    Traditional, centralized financial governance for application development and delivery (AD&D) focuses on managing assets, not outcomes — and it's straining to keep up with the Agile practices,...

    • Downloads: 99
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: What App Store Models Mean For SaaS Sourcing And Governance

    How Software-As-A-Service Marketplaces Can Elevate Your SaaS Strategy And Reduce Shadow IT

    We repeatedly hear that software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors are too numerous (and too small) for formal sourcing processes to apply in all cases. At the same time, the business-led, ungoverned model...

    • Downloads: 100
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Business Applications Landscape 2016 To 2020: SaaS Disruption And Vendor Proliferation

    Landscape: The Business Applications Playbook

    Organizations rely heavily on commercial packaged application software to support business processes. This landscape ranges from customer-focused business technology (BT) applications to solutions...

    • Downloads: 506
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Global Tech Market Outlook For 2016 To 2017

    The Five Themes That Will Define Tech Spending In The Next Two Years

    With CIOs returning to work after their New Year's Eve celebrations, it is time to get back to the serious business of reviewing their 2016 tech spending plans and starting to think about what should...

    • Downloads: 731
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Cloud Strategies Of Leading Global Infrastructure Outsourcing Providers

    If You Can't Beat The Hyperscale Public Clouds, Manage Them

    Most large firms have already adopted cloud computing in some form, with many aggressively expanding their use. Cloud strategies of the global infrastructure outsourcing service providers have...

    • Downloads: 2887
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Align Your Business Applications To Cloud And BT Imperatives

    Executive Overview: The Business Applications Playbook

    Rapid business change, fueled by technology advances such as mobility and analytics, is transforming how application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals buy, deploy, and manage business...

    • Downloads: 914
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Options For Integrating SaaS Applications

    What You Need To Know About SaaS Apps' Integration Mechanisms

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications have grown fastest in narrowly scoped point solutions, creating risk that user experience, business processes, and data insight will fracture across SaaS...

    • Downloads: 246
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Address Today's SaaS Integration Challenges To Increase Business Value

    Fixing The Dark Side Of SaaS Adoption

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based business applications promise fast time-to-deploy and an Agile, iterative approach to improving business results. But try-and-buy, under-the-radar...

    • Downloads: 127
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Business Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2015

    Fifteen Solutions Demonstrate The Diversity Of Choices Available To Enterprises

    In Forrester's 16-criteria evaluation of cloud business intelligence (BI) platform vendors, we identified the 15 most significant vendors — 1010data, Adaptive Insights, Bime Analytics, Birst,...

    • Downloads: 413
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Cloud Access Security Intelligence (CASI) Solutions

    S&R Pros Can Use CASI To Discover Cloud Apps, Monitor Employee Behavior, And Prevent Data Leaks

    To support their firms' cloud strategy without compromising security or compliance, security and risk (S&R) pros need to develop a number of important capabilities. They need the capability to: 1)...

    • Downloads: 339
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Managing The Transition To SaaS Applications For Retail And CPG

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros in consumer packaged goods (CPG) and retail industries are racing to adapt their application portfolios to a more external customer focus. Our data...

    • Downloads: 96