Latest SaaS publications

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

Oracle expands cloud-based SaaS offerings to transport and Global Trade Management

California-based software giant Oracle announced yesterday that from this month it will offer its Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) and Global Trade Management (GTM) solutions in the form of SaaS Cloud-based services as well as more traditional on-premise licensed solutions. Oracle claims that Cloud-based OTM/GTM will “help customers of any size quickly and easily support business growth and market… Read More

BI group partners with AWS in Ireland, answering to European NSA concerns

Cloud-based business intelligence leader, Birst, has announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services in Ireland, boosting its European public cloud offering. Reports suggest that the move stems from Birst’s efforts to appease European concern about hosting data on US soil, prompted by Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA. EU expansion is a growing trend among SaaS… Read More