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Manage Shadow IT, Ensure Safe Adoption of SaaS Applications

Small- and mid-sized organizations are increasingly moving their business applications and IT infrastructure to the cloud. According to IDC, adoption rose from 20 to 70 percent for small companies (up to 100 employees), and 90 percent for midsize organizations (up to 999 employees).

It’s no secret that businesses adopt cloud and SaaS applications to enhance agility and productivity to stay ahead of competition. But the same can be said for individuals within the business, who can deploy and on-board SaaS applications (e.g., Jira, Dropbox, Slack) with just a few clicks. Business unit heads or even project managers just submit their credit card information and voila, the team has access to an instance of a new collaboration tool. [Read more…]

The two sides to SaaS security you need to know about

The two sides to SaaS security you need to know about
Cloud computing, mobile, and digital technologies are transforming the way we work. Increasing worker productivity is top of mind for CEOs and many forward-thinking CIOs and IT leaders are looking to new technology to drive competitive advantage.

 

A recent Gartner CEO and Senior Business Executive Survey found that technology related change is a higher priority than ever before:

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Cloud-Based Security (SaaS) Is The Next Generation of Defense [McAfee]

 It’s such a familiar story these days. Businesses facing budget tradeoffs find themselves looking for ways to defer costs, cut costs and squeeze value wherever they can. And when they do, they often risk creating greater headaches down the road.

While it may sound cliché, it’s also the reality we live in. And nowhere is that reality confronting decision makers and raising more red flags than on the security front. Whether you’re an IT manager or security specialist, you’re likely evaluating what security solutions to buy, how to implement them and how to manage them, all while the black cloud of malware, spyware, spam and other intrusions and vulnerabilities hangs over your head.

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