Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to optimise business operations
Digital business adoption is growing rapidly, as are the revenues associated with it and CIOs stand at the forefront of these changes. Leading a well-thought-out digital transformation requires CIOs to fully appreciate the potential of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and to optimise its benefits for internal business operations, customer services and collaboration with partners.
While CIOs understand that cloud computing offers obvious and immediate benefits for most enterprises, they also need to know that—done right—SaaS implementations pay off in both good times and bad. What’s more, they are vital for ensuring a company’s data systems and digital infrastructure are built for innovation and competitiveness, both now and well into the future. Among the top challenges facing today’s CIOs:
Managing SaaS data concerns
While data storage costs keep drawing ever-closer to zero, advancing capabilities in data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence put pressure on organizations to make the most of every byte they have. At the same time, storing data still has costly implications, thanks to privacy-focused regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation.
Ensuring IT consistency
With almost every segment of a business able to quickly and easily deploy cloud services without involving the CIO, it’s important to maintain a single, company-wide view of SaaS application usage and ensure all
systems are properly integrated across the organization.
Optimising future deployments
Beyond cloud computing’s immediate benefits, other technologies built on top of the Cloud also promise to help organizations reap the maximum benefits out of their data. The Internet of Things, for example, is already enabling dramatic new efficiencies, cost savings and even new business opportunities for manufacturers, transport companies, and many other industries.
The many new applications, services, and lines of business enabled by digital data also open up many new avenues by which malicious actors can attack a company’s IT systems. SaaS can help ensure that businesses are always up-to-date with the latest information security measures. CIOs dealing with these and other challenges need to keep many considerations in mind when they’re looking at deploying and managing new cloud services.
Organisations looking for a cloud provider partner should be familiar with all the potential benefits such services can offer. Beyond the wide range of services that are available, with software choices for every imaginable business need, the right cloud services can free up CIOs to focus on more innovative ways to put their data and information systems to use.
The Cloud, the CIO, and NetSuite
NetSuite’s SaaS offerings can provide peace of mind for CIOs dealing with today’s ever-expanding IT challenges risks and threats. Wherever your business operates, NetSuite can support your needs with subsidiaries in more than 160 countries. We also deliver secure and compliant systems, consistent uptimes of more than 99.97 percent, and multiple data centers with mirroring and replication that ensure your systems stay up and running, even in the face of disasters and other potential interruptions.
In addition, NetSuite allows you to customise without limits and upgrade seamlessly, no matter what tailor-made changes your organization requires.