Security SaaS will outgrow SaaS security; Microsoft SharePoint meets Yammer; Cloud applications require automationPosted in Cloud app integration news by Mike Ponta on Oct 24 2010
A new report from Forrester Research says that the SaaS security market will see remarkable growth over the next five years. According to this eWeek article, cloud-based security tools—not to be confused with tools that secure cloud-based software and data— will become a new market unto itself. The article suggests, though, that many security vendors still do not understand the integration demands that must be met to tailor their product for distribution as as a service.
Microsoft recently announced the integration of SharePoint 2010 with social networking suite Yammer. Whether or not the integration will be successful, though, seems to rest on winning over disillusioned SharePoint users. This article questions whether SharePoint—even with Yammer—is a sufficiently capable social collaboration tool for the enterprise.
VMware: Cloud applications require automation (InformationWeek)
The author of this InformationWeek article spoke recently with Spring founder Rod Johnson about the direction of cloud applications. Johnson said that cloud apps will require more automation and that new lightweight development frameworks will help that goal be achieved.