Organizations that purchase SaaS products want these solutions to provide audit tracking, single sign-on, and provisioning capabilities. More than half of these organizations would also be more inclined to purchase a particular SaaS solution if it allowed them to use their existing identity management system.
That’s what Novell discovered when they recently conducted a survey of 1,000 large to very large enterprises in the US & Canada as well as 83 qualified SaaS providers. They also discovered, however, that SaaS providers are divided on how best to meet the needs of these clients.
Last September, Chris Hoff wrote of his concerns about SaaSprawl, setting off a lengthy and lively discussion.
It's like the internet boom days. The ".com" has now been replaced by "cloud". It's difficult enough for IT professionals and CIOs to understand what a product or service does with everyone marketing their products and services as cloud enabled, cloud ready or *as-a-service. But what is worse is that even mainstream news stories are short on specifics adding to the cloudiness in the marketplace.