29 August 2011 17:28:45
Cloud computing services have taken many industries by storm, transforming the IT operations of countless organizations and in many cases providing the cost-efficiency many businesses need in the current economy. Certain components, such as Software-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service, have been more popular than others.
According to CIO, SaaS enterprise resource planning is currently trending in the cloud industry. As migration and integration are two of the most complex and sensitive processes in a change to the cloud, SaaS ERP expedites and secures the transition procedures, the source asserts.
ERP is especially helpful for larger companies with higher data outputs, especially those with multiple offices in different regions, as these systems integrate business-wide information, both internal and external, to improve access capabilities, organization and databasing, the source notes.
Cloud-based ERP systems are capable of giving company-wide employees constant and easy ingress to inventory and financial data.
SaaS has been one of the stronger components in the cloud industry, while experts predict the service to continue to grow in the coming years. Gartner, for example, projected enterprise SaaS revenues to increase by 16.2 percent, while it experienced a 15.7 percent increase the from 2009 to 2010.
-McAfee Cloud Security