Tag: Software-as-a-Service

At HIMSS 13, I attended a session, A Dialogue on HIPAA/HITECH Compliance: Considerations Now That the HITECH Rules Are Here that revealed insights into real-world applications of the new privacy and security rules, including the practical implications of the final breach notification rule for HIPAA hosting providers, other business associates (BAs) and covered entities (CEs) alike. The session was presented by Leon Rodridguez, the Director of Office for Civil Rights from the Depart. of Health and Human Services (HHS), the …

A new Gartner report that focused on the adoption patterns of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) globally, found its use increasing dramatically both in new as well as established markets in the ten countries around the world that were polled. Much of this adoption is new, Gartner citing that 71% of the organizations polled said that they had been using it less than three years. While this is being found in emerging markets, it is not exclusively so. On-premises applications that were being …

Cloud Computing and Compliance

Posted on July 19, 2012 by

It’s time to clear up any confusion still out there about service providers and cloud computing – we’ve seen misinformed individuals step forward with several different ideas about the industry. Many think cloud computing is any company that provides an application or service online, which it is. But from a managed hosting provider’s perspective, we provide something a little different. One use of cloud computing is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), which is another term for any application available via the Internet. This …

At the IDC Directions 2010 conference a few weeks ago there was a presentation entitled “The Maturing Cloud: What it will take to Win” Frank Gens explained that the most significant growth opportunities in the IT market will be in cloud computing and Software as a Service ( SaaS ) solutions. He contends that this mode of computing has nearly “crossed the chasm” from early adopters into mainstream adoption. He contends that users and vendors should now focus on how …

In the 3/26/10 article on the “Practical Advice on Saas Marketing” blog there is a great reference and comparison to how cars were built at the Ford Motor River Rouge complex and the evolution of application software development. Strange as that may seem, the article goes on to suggest that software development is on a similar path, although it lacks the docks, furnaces and railroad tracks.  The article suggests that the developers were once responsible for the entire solution, from …

In the 3/24/10 edition of the “Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report” an article was written about Healthmaster Holdings LLC. Healthmaster Holding LLC is a company that provides electronic medical record software and Medicaid billing for schools. A quote from the article says, “The move to SaaS provides key advantages to school districts such as eliminating up-front licensing fees, server hardware purchases, and the bureaucratic obstacles involved in deploying new software through in-house IT teams”. I just watched the Farmington …

In the January 10, 2010 INFORMATION WEEK article written by Michael Biddick titled “Why you need a SaaS strategy” he writes, “Three-fourths of companies using SaaS consider application services extremely or critically important to their organizations, according to our InformationWeek Analytics survey of 281 business technologists, including 131 who now use SaaS. About one-third describe their SaaS apps as mission critical.” So my question is… if SaaS applications are now being classified as “mission critical”, why are so many of …

Stu Silberman, head of Marketing and Sales for Dataspace, discusses the benefits of hosting for business intelligence applications. Ready for two of my favorite business mantras? 1.   “Don’t buy anything you can lease.  Don’t lease anything you can borrow.  Don’t borrow anything you can liberate…” These words from a business school professor many years ago are timeless – cash is valuable so why tie it up unnecessarily? 2.   “Never up, never in.”  This one is from my Dad, who taught …

Recently, I was reading a great article by Joel York over at his SaaS Blog, Chaotic Flow. In his article, “SaaS Marketing Tips – The Truth Shall Set You Free“, he explains the critical difference in the sales process between selling traditional software and Software-as-a-Service: transparency or lack there of, on behalf of the software company. Traditional software companies teach their sales employees “to avoid disclosing any more information than the minimum necessary to close the deal.” Because of the …

One of the big takeaways from the cloud computing hype over the last year is that everyone wants to do more with less. Keeping your IT infrastructure in-house no longer makes sense from a cost perspective. The cloud computing media coverage certainly has emphasized this. One of the main advantages of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) companies, like Online Tech, is that they are enabling a wide variety of companies to run their businesses without the capital expenditures that go along with traditional …

Get started now. Exceptional service awaits.

Live Chat