SaaS is the future of sales at Infoblox – Sandy Janes, Senior Director of Global Partner Programs and Operations, Infoblox

SaaS is the future of sales at Infoblox and we are thrilled to debut our Cloud Specialization program and further enable our channel partners to market, sell and support our secure SaaS solutions at scale. Rewarding our channel partners throughout the customer lifecycle is a top priority at Infoblox and a key differentiator within our expanded SaaS program.

Till the year 2023, SaaS is stated to be the $60.36 billion worth market rate

SaaS isn’t new, but it’s expanding each passing day with its contemporary trends. Its ever-increasing demand among several industries worldwide has made it to the top. Till the year 2023, it is stated to be the $60.36 billion worth market rate. Its optimized and compliant solutions have made SaaS the most demanding. The most excellent example of it is Netflix, Amazon Prime, Spotify, etc. It provides such software to their customer that makes them use it with higher flexibility. A subscription-based model where the customer picks their subscription plan to watch the licensed videos.

Implementing AI-based technology is the most prominent and emerging SaaS trend

Implementing AI-based technology is the most prominent and emerging SaaS trend. This trend has proved to be the best for enhancing productivity and lets you optimize your business processes. Incorporating AI tools in the software makes customer interactions easy throughout the process and automates the other moving tasks with full efficiency. With the trends comes a few risks associated with the AI tech, but Saas company has surpassed all of them as time has passed. Today, AI is considered the most contemporary and used technology, trending on the top in the SaaS market. Companies such as Amazon web services, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, 987etc., are leading the race to offer Artificial Intelligence-based tech in their products. They have played a massive role in molding the AI into the future of SaaS trends.

What is a vertical SaaS?

A set of software solutions is termed vertical SaaS. Vertical SaaS is usually designed to solve a single problem at once and is used in narrow industries such as healthcare, banking, retail, hospitality, etc. Vertical SaaS is a complex system that deals with business-specific requirements and gives them the leverage to customize extensively. This is the ideal SaaS trend when a company wants to customize their purchased software till the end of the process and is looking for targeted lead conversions.

What is Micro SaaS?

Micro SaaS covers all the small organizations with a focused approach and is location independent, which means that enterprises using Micro SaaS can work anywhere. It is focused on specific needs of an organization such as the eCommerce industry in a reduced cost and dedicated user base. With such micro SaaS features, you can consistently connect with your customers directly till they are satisfied with the outcomes.

Identity Security Company SailPoint Technologies acquired SaaS Operations Startup Intello

Cloud enterprise identity security company SailPoint Technologies Inc. has acquired software-as-a-service operations startup Intello Inc. for an undisclosed price. Founded in 2017, Intello offers a SaaS operations platform designed to enable companies to discover and manage their SaaS spend, usage and compliance data. Intello’s platform monitors all internal software subscriptions to manage the lifecycle of SaaS apps and ensure application security. Buying early-stage vendor Intello will help SailPoint customers discover, manage and secure SaaS applications that are currently outside the IT organization’s purview, the company says. Terms of the proposed Intello acquisition were not disclosed. SailPoint’s stock remains unchanged at $62.08 per share in after-hours trading Thursday.

Atlassian launched its most advanced cloud offering to date – Atlassian Cloud Enterprise for Jira Software, Confluence, and Jira Service Management

Atlassian Corporation Plc, a leading provider of team collaboration and productivity software and the maker of Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket and Trello products, has launched its most advanced cloud offering to date – Atlassian Cloud Enterprise for Jira Software, Confluence, and Jira Service Management. Specifically designed to meet the needs of Atlassian’s largest customers now and in the future, Cloud Enterprise was created to provide improved scalability, security, and governance controls to help standardise Jira Software, Confluence, and Jira Service Management deployments on a purpose-built cloud platform.

Grant PUD’s SaaS-first approach ensures that those big-step change deployments are replaced with a steady stream of patches – Derin Bluhm, CTO at Grant PUD

Grant PUD’s SaaS-first approach ensures that those big-step change deployments are replaced with a steady stream of patches and feature enhancements that enable the utility to evolve both the company and value we give our customers in a manageable way.

Indian Entrepreneurs are the Global Economy’s Emerging SaaS Powerhouse

As the contours of the post-COVID global economy sharpen, few would dispute the accelerating importance of software generally and of software as a service (SaaS) specifically. The average U.S. enterprise now uses more than 1,000 SaaS products, demonstrating with their buying power the effectiveness of this model. What fewer recognize is that Indian entrepreneurs are the global economy’s emerging SaaS powerhouse, building on longstanding leadership in IT services. India’s talent pool, local resources and market dynamics, and pay-it-forward attitudes are driving this trend toward longer-term dominance.

India has gone from a modest SaaS ecosystem to more than 1,000 SaaS startups

Over just the past five years, India has gone from a modest SaaS ecosystem to more than 1,000 SaaS startups, of which more than 150 have exceeded $1 million in revenues. The software reviews website G2 found that reviews and traffic for Indian SaaS companies jumped 350% in 2019 over the prior year, the fastest of any major region in the world. Funding for SaaS startups in India also more than doubled to exceed $1 billion last year for the first time. Although the $30 billion invested in the U.S. dwarfs this amount, the budding Indian SaaS ecosystem’s evident cost efficiencies and other advantages ensure that India matters.

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Indian SaaS Entrepreneurs See Expanding Benefits in their Home Market

On top of these advantages in the quality and cost of talent, Indian SaaS entrepreneurs see expanding benefits in their home market. While few Indian companies were active SaaS buyers previously, now India has become a huge greenfield consumption playground for software in general and SaaS in particular. The India SaaS market is estimated to be growing at a 36% CAGR (2018–2022) per the local industry association Nasscom, and this is boosting Indian SaaS providers as they can more efficiently learn and scale.

Investments in Our Long-Term Strategic Roadmap will accelerate Evolution of Qumu’s SaaS-based Business Model – Qumu President & CEO TJ Kennedy

In the fourth quarter, we gained momentum in the initial implementation phase of our long-term strategic roadmap and the financial results reflect traction in our efforts to grow high-margin recurring revenues. Our outlook for 2021 demonstrates our confidence that investments in our long-term strategic roadmap will accelerate the evolution of Qumu’s SaaS-based business model and allow Qumu to capture the opportunities presented by the ongoing transformation in the way organizations drive communication.

Global Cloud Point of Sale (POS) all set to touch a valuation of USD 4,226.3 Million by 2024

The cloud POS market 2020 had clinched a valuation of USD 1,046.0 million in 2017 and is all set to touch a valuation of USD 4,226.3 Million by 2024, confirms Market Research Future (MRFR). The market expansion rate can be 21.4% between 2017 and 2024 (assessment period), estimates MRFR. We will provide covid-19 impact analysis with the report, offering an in-depth appraisal of the market following the coronavirus disease outbreak. The cloud POS market has been considered for component, organization size as well as end user. The components included in the research are solutions and services. The types of services described in the report include consulting services, support and training services and implementing and integration services.

SAP to invest INR 500 crore (€55 million) in India to localize and offer customers a multi-cloud choice

SAP announced it would invest INR 500 crore (€55 million) in India to localize and offer customers a multi-cloud choice. Underscoring its commitment to India, SAP will make available its multiple cloud solutions in India data centers. With one of the largest and most diverse business-to-business cloud portfolios, SAP India is a leading cloud company that is aggressively working toward addressing local customer demands. SAP further fortified its commitment to enterprises with the benefits of integrated cloud technologies to deliver the greatest flexibility and be data compliant under the upcoming Personal Data Protection Bill.

SAP intends to advance vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat by leveraging an agile & scalable cloud technology that is co-developed in India – Kulmeet Bawa, SAP India President & MD

Today, customers are seeking scalability, faster deployment, data compliancy and cost-effective solutions to enable innovation and achieve prompt business outcomes. SAP intends to advance the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat [self-reliant India] by leveraging an agile and scalable cloud technology that is co-developed in India and now made available in local data centers to help Indian enterprises recalibrate their businesses to run better.

Our investment in India is toward accelerating Nation’s Digital agenda & our customers’ Transformation in Cloud – Scott Russell, President, SAP Asia Pacific Japan

SAP’s commitment to support India’s growth vision remains a top priority, and we are determined to achieve this with deeper collaboration with our customers, ecosystem and the government. Our investment in India is toward accelerating the nation’s digital agenda and our customers’ transformation in the cloud.

Salesforce Cloud Partner Prime Technology Group Reportedly acquired Agile Software Developer Synerzip

Salesforce cloud partner Prime Technology Group, backed by private equity firm Frontenac, has acquired agile software developer Synerzip. Prime, founded in 2001, is headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Prime’s core product offerings include application development, data management, cloud services, and content management. It has additional operations in Detroit, Michigan and Hyderabad, India.

Gurucul Announced Gurucul XDR, a Cloud-Native Analytics-Driven Platform

Gurucul, a leader in Unified Security and Risk Analytics technology for on-premises and the cloud, announced Gurucul XDR, a cloud-native analytics-driven platform that improves threat detection and incident response by applying ML analytics and advanced risk scoring algorithms to cross-layered telemetry from existing security and IT systems, applications, platforms, networks and services. Gurucul extended detection and response (XDR) significantly improves security operations effectiveness and productivity with extended data linking, out-of-the-box integrations, contextual ML analytics and risk-prioritized alerting that enables intelligent investigations and risk-based response automation.

Gurucul Cloud-Native XDR is Vendor-Agnostic & Natively Built on a Big Data Architecture – Saryu Nayyar, CEO Gurucul

Gurucul Cloud-native XDR is vendor-agnostic and natively built on a Big Data architecture that can process, contextually link, analyze, detect, and risk score extended data sets on a massive scale. It uses contextual Machine Learning models and an advanced risk scoring engine to provide real-time threat detection and actionable risk-prioritized alerts that accelerate investigations, threat hunting and automate risk responses.

Tapestry Migrating Cloud based SAP S/4 HANA ERP Solution it installed in Fall 2019 to Google Cloud

Tapestry migrating the cloud-based SAP S/4 HANA ERP solution it installed in fall 2019 to Google Cloud. Tapestry, the parent company of Coach New York, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman, is migrating the cloud-based SAP S/4 HANA ERP solution it installed in fall 2019 to Google Cloud. The luxury retailer hopes to modernize its IT infrastructure and increase overall operational efficiency. This step is part of a broader corporate acceleration initiative that includes sharpened consumer focus, a digital-first mindset, and transforming into a leaner, more responsive organization. The luxury retailer hopes to modernize its IT infrastructure and increase overall operational efficiency.

For Cloud Migrations, AWS Corrals a Multi-Year agreement with T-Systems

T-Systems has expanded its collaboration with Deutsche Telekom’s T-Systems to accelerate cloud migrations for T-Systems’ customers. At AWS re:Invent 2020, the companies announced a multi-year strategic collaboration agreement to enable faster cloud migrations of applications, compute and storing solutions, and security for T-Systems’ cloud solutions. T-Systems broadened its relationship with AWS to better manage the digital transformations of its customers at a faster and more efficent rate.

Infiot Announced Infiot Cloud Service Fabric

Infiot, a pioneer in delivering Intelligent Access for Remote-first users and devices, announced the Infiot Cloud Service Fabric, a service to provide remote users/sites and devices secure and optimized connectivity to any cloud. The Cloud Services Fabric seamlessly extends high-performance connectivity, zero trust security and edge compute from people, places and things across all industries to core data centers, SaaS and to any multicloud in a matter of a few hours, as compared to months of DIY builds.

Global Cloud Backup Market Grew at a CAGR of around 22% During 2014-2019

The “Cloud Backup Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2020-2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global cloud backup market grew at a CAGR of around 22% during 2014-2019. Looking forward, the global cloud backup market to continue its strong growth during the next five years. Cloud backup, also known as online backup, helps send a copy of a file to a secondary, off-site location for preservation in case of hardware/software failures or unforeseen disasters.

Appetize Technologies selected by Hale & Hearty Soups Gourmet Fast-Casual Restaurant Chain to upgrade Point of Sale Operations in New York City

Appetize Technologies, Inc. was selected by Hale & Hearty Soups gourmet fast-casual restaurant chain to upgrade point of sale operations at all 20 locations in New York City, Long Island, and Boston. Following a successful October pilot at the Herald Square location in Manhattan, Hale & Hearty systematically rolled out Appetize’s advanced cloud technology at over half its restaurants and will continue the full, chain-wide deployment that concludes end of January 2021.

With Eye on Banking, Finance, Telecom & Public Sector, Salesforce Rolls out its ‘Hyperforce’ Architecture in India

Cloud-based software provider Salesforce has rolled out its ‘Hyperforce’ architecture in India – a global first – which will allow organisations to run Salesforce solutions on public cloud in a secure manner. Adoption of this new architecture will also allow Salesforce to tap into sectors like banking and finance, telecom and public sector in India that have strict data compliance requirements.