Learn 6 Ways to Cover Your SaaS
Software-as-a-Service, known as SaaS, allows users to license software from a provider in the cloud rather than purchase the software outright. While licensing software dramatically simplifies the distribution, implementation and overall management processes, it doesn’t fully free you from addressing data availability, security and compliance concerns. Data is one of the most valuable assets for many technology companies, so protecting it from both internal and external threats remains a top concern. In fact, security is now the No. 1 reason preventing firms from moving to SaaS according to Forrester analyst Liz Herbert in a recent report on Software-as-a-Service adoption.
Total cost of ownership (TCO) used to be the most frequently cited roadblock among potential SaaS customers. But as more strategic and mission-critical applications begin transitioning to the cloud, security and compliance has become increasingly important.
Part of what makes SaaS so appealing, the instant accessibility to cloud-based applications from anywhere, also presents a potential security threat. Many IT administrators are wringing their hands over how easy it is for departments and end users to procure their own SaaS applications and put corporate data in them, otherwise known as “shadow IT.” Forbidding it has proved fruitless, so how can IT empower the business to be agile and highly productive while still maintaining data security?
It is possible to get the best of both worlds. You absolutely can have the productivity and collaboration benefits of SaaS applications such as Google Workspace, Salesforce.com, and Office 365 while mitigating risks of data breaches, non-compliance and data loss.
In the webinar, you’ll learn how to:
- Manage ever-changing data and minimize data loss
- Allow for the new world of collaboration while enforcing security and compliance
- Maintain visibility across all applications – including those not sourced by IT
- Empower end users to offload demands on IT
- Choose wisely and manage SaaS vendors to deliver on your business objectives
- Integrate applications to gain efficiencies in both cost and time
The cloud world doesn’t need to be a scary place. Let us show you what we’ve learned along the way so that you too can freely and safely enjoy the cloud.