Microsoft, Not Salesforce, Now Leads SaaS Market

Microsoft who was the late entrant to the cloud market will finally be known as the overall leader in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) market setting aside Salesforce, albeit by a small margin. Microsoft had a 15 per cent share of worldwide enterprise SaaS revenues and Salesforce 14 per cent in Q2, according to Synergy Research Group. Strangely, Salesforce doesn’t even rank in all the different aspects of SaaS. It holds the dominant position in customer relationship management (CRM), true. Read Also:Ex-Microsoft MD Karan Bajwa To Join IBM Like a lot of...

Worldwide Information Security Spending To Reach USD 81.6 Bn

Worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach USD 81.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 7.9 per cent over 2015, according to the latest forecast from Gartner. Consulting and IT outsourcing are currently the largest categories of spending on information security. Until the end of 2020, the highest growth is expected to come from security testing, IT outsourcing and data loss prevention (DLP). Preventive security will continue to show strong growth, as many security practitioners continue to have a buying preference for preventive measures. However, solutions such...
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