Underneath the software-as-a-service hype, large organizations have a real concern. Yup, security jitters again. Just as security slowed down the Web services train, it appears to be putting the old kibosh on SaaS deals.
Why the concern about security? It isn't about basic safeguards like firewalls, desktop antivirus, or intrusion detection systems. It's about end-to-end security from user authentication to data privacy to physical security in data centers to off-site transport and storage of backup tapes.
Before outsourcing my HR applications, you can certain that chief security officers will put service providers through the security "white glove&… Read more