A key factor for the success of many companies is creating a business model with the opportunity for significant growth. This is particularly true for SaaS businesses; the market as a whole has seen exponential growth in the last few years and is expected to reach a value of approximately $220.21 billion as soon as 2022.
By Terry Storrar, MD, Leaseweb UK.
The bottom line to most articles about Desktop-as-a-Service is that DaaS will lower your security risks. Explaining the how and why isn’t often delved into in any great depth, but understanding the reasons behind this benefit will allow you to see why DaaS could work for you and your business. Particularly at the moment, when most teams are working remotely.
By David Blesovsky, CEO at Cloudhelix.
Changing your business software can be a significant challenge, with the worry of probable pitfalls along the way. Sally Howell, Enterprise Account Manager at Columbus UK, discusses how ERP software has changed dramatically since the late 1990s from simple ERP systems to end-to-end business management solutions and explains that now could be the optimal time to change.
The culture of app development is changing rapidly. In today’s technology world, defined by the speed of change and fierce competition, time-to-market has become a key competitive advantage. Whereas app development with its various phases, from research to design to testing, used to constitute a lengthy project, today, businesses expect apps to be market-ready within weeks. This puts added pressure on developers and businesses as they need to build consumer-grade apps fast without incurring further costs and delays.
By Abshishek Tandon, Global Manager, Data Science Solutions at Progress.
Developing a good pricing strategy is an art and doing it well can have positive results on a business’s revenue. Even just small tweaks made to the pricing for current products will have more of an impact on revenue than any big-spend marketing push.
By Dan Wilkinson, Paddle.
NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang announces the NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPU, the most powerful software-defined, hardware-accelerated data center on a chip. The datacenter is the new unit of computing and the BlueField-2 DPU is now available to offload and accelerate the networking, storage, and security tasks within overtaxed data centers. He also announces that the company’s first data center infrastructure software – DOCA 1.0 – for programming BlueField DPUs is now available.
Richard May, Managing Director of VirtualDCS, offers some great insights as to the challenges and opportunities for the Channel as it seeks to help its customers address their business continuity/disaster recovery needs. In a market where many continue to hold on to the ‘comfort’ of legacy applications, Richard believes that the VirtualDCS CloudCover solutions portfolio, built around the company’s longstanding partnership with Veeam, offers a great opportunity for Channel companies to make a real difference when it comes to providing optimised BC/DR.
Jason Beal, Senior Vice President, Global Channel and Partner Ecosystems, AvePoint, talks through the results of the company’s first MSP Global Preference Survey, with security, governance and cloud migration ranking as top priorities. MSPs are also wanting to both consolidate the number of vendors with which they deal while also bringing on board new solutions. Jason also offers some valuable advice to MSPs in terms of some key business development objectives.
Mohan Naidu, FPT UK Managing Director, outlines Vietnam’s digital maturity, hence the skills companies such as FPT can offer organisations across the globe facing significant IT human resource challenges as they seek to deliver on their own digital transformation objectives. As Mohan explains, FPT’s unique outsourcing model has already attracted major global customers ahead of its planned European expansion.