Latest SaaS publications

Teasing apart the public vs. private cloud polemic

The last few years of debate about the public versus the private cloud have been lively, but arguably not framed by the context of how – and which – industries are driving adoption… The ambient  noise around public vs. private clouds can be confusing to IT managers. After all, the industry has been using terms… Read More

The ‘Power Attack’: how to take down a data centre with practically no hacking

Researchers from the College of William and Mary in Virginia put forth an interesting new attack vector specific to data centres – the ‘power attack’. In their paper [PDF] Doctors Zhang Xu and Haining Wang present – along with colleagues Zichen Xu and Xiaorui Wang from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Ohio at… Read More

DDoS attacks enabled via vulnerable Google Maps plugin

An industry warning has been issued to businesses and Software-as-a-Service providers advising that attackers are currently exploiting a vulnerable Google Maps plugin installed on Joomla servers to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. “Vulnerabilities in web applications hosted by Software-as-a-Service providers continue to provide ammunition for criminal entrepreneurs. Now they are preying on a vulnerable… Read More

Oracle revenue boosted by strong cloud growth

Oracle has reported strong growth with $9.6bn in revenue over the second quarter of the 2014/15 fiscal year, and a 45 percent increase for its cloud services, equating to $516mn. The Redwood City-based tech firm, which offers software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) as part… Read More

SAP acquires Concur Technologies for $8.3 billion, worrying investors

The German enterprise software company SAP is set to increase its market share of the cloud with the $8.3bn acquisition of expenses management platform Concur Technologies – but the stock market feels that the Washington based software company may have been overvalued. After the announcement NYSE share prices in SAP fell by over 4 per cent…. Read More