Automation is Key to Staying in the Driver’s Seat of Your Data-driven Strategy


More and more organizations are increasing the use of data in their decision making. EMA describes this as having a data-driven strategy. Recent research has revealed that almost 63% of respondents included data-driven strategies in their organization at a significant level. EMA has been tracking the growth of big data with annual research since 2012. [...]



By | February 8th, 2016|IT Management, Systems Management, Uncategorized|0 Comments

IT Budgets Are Back!


EMA conducted four research studies during Q4 2010 with over 400 respondents in total.  While the topics of these studies varied from two cloud computing topics and two asset management topics, we always include a standard set of demographic questions and budget questions.  I asked our Survey Production & Research Analytics Manager, Sylvia Rimmington, to combine the [...]



By | March 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|2 Comments

The Greatest Risk to the Success of Cloud SaaS


Cloud SaaS can be a cost effective and  fast way to buy and start using software (see my top ten reasons to do SaaS).  However, while cloud SaaS can be great when done right, it can be painful to use when done wrong.  With the increasing interest, adequate bandwidth for delivery, and a marketplace ready to [...]



By | January 7th, 2011|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Outsource the Hassle, Stay In Control: 10 Advantages of Software as a Service


Software as a Service (SaaS) is a model of software delivery where customers access network-based software.  This is far from a new concept and has had many names in the past, such as service bureau (in the 1980’s), ASP (in the 1990’s), hosted software or on-demand software in the early 2000’s and most recently Cloud [...]



By | November 23rd, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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