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Transitioning Successfully to SaaS: Strategy, Tips and Best Practices

Many different organizations are adopting SaaS as a scalable option to manage all things from technology to customers. SaaS doesn't have to be an all or nothing strategy, balancing both on premise and cloud products allow for a more comprehensive strategy for your organization's unique needs.

Join this session to learn about the future of SaaS, how your organization can adopt it to best suit your needs, and real world examples of successful transition stories.
Recorded Jul 23 2014 53 mins
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Kevin Dobbs, CEO, Montclare & Jason Cumberland, VP, SaaS Solutions, Dimension Data
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