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The "Enterprise Irregulars" share their favorite SaaS companies, while consultant Naomi Bloom blogs about the changing HR software industry. IDC, meanwhile, sees strong growth in cloud-based software ...

The "Enterprise Irregulars" share their favorite SaaS companies, while consultant Naomi Bloom blogs about the changing HR software industry. IDC, meanwhile, sees strong growth in cloud-based software in Europe.

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    • Workday Wrap-Up: Favorite SaaS Companies andEuropes Growing CloudMarch 18, 2011 by Mary Hayes Weier The "Enterprise Irregulars" share their favorite SaaS companies, while consultant Naomi Bloom blogs about the changing HR software industry. IDC, meanwhile, sees strong growth in cloud-based software in Europe. - MaryCloud, SaaS, and Enterprise SoftwareA group of enterprise software industry influencers—the "Enterprise Irregulars"—post a list of their favoriteSaaS companies on ZDNet. (Workday is honored to be included on the list.)The SaaS list: A Look at Current On-Demand FavoriteseWeek.coms Chris Preimesberger reports from the IDC Directions conference on a keynote by Chief AnalystFrank Gens, who compares cloud computing to the client-server revolution 25 years ago and says "taking thecorrect path is as crucial now as it was then."Why its Time to Embrace the Cloud Now: IDCMicroScope.co.UKs Paul Kunert shares the forecast that SaaS revenue will grow 48% in Europe in 2011, whileon-premise software will grow just 2%, according to IDC.IDC Forecasts Cloud Growth to Equal On-Premise in 2011The Washington Posts Marjorie Censer writes that as cloud computing picks up steam within the federalgovernment, senior industry officials are signing on to a panel that will make recommendations to the federalCIO.Industry Leaders Forming Cloud Computing CommissionInformationWeeks Charles Babcock reports from the Cloud Connect 2011 conference, where AmazonsWerner Vogels opined that the cloud is all about a strong ecosystem.Amazon CTO: Cloud Computings Value in its EcosystemCRN puts together a slide show from Cloud Connect 2011 about cloud misconceptions.Cloud Connect: Five Massive Cloud Computing MisconceptionsHuman Resources
    • Workforce Managements Ed Frauenheim reports that "employers are beginning to turn their gaze from therearview mirror as they develop and analyze workforce metrics."Numbers Game: Companies Utilize Data to Predict Workforce NeedsConsultant Naomi Bloom blogs about how the HR software industry is changing. She notes that in the area ofsoftware development, where the industry is shifting "from procedural to models-driven, Workday is a goodexample within our industry of the improved time, quality, and cost-to-market this approach delivers once thefoundation tools are built/tuned…"HRM Software/Services Q1 Vendor Briefings — Strategy MattersMobilityCIOs Tom Kaneshige provides tips on how CIOs can "get on board and manage the iPad before it managesyou."How to Prepare Your Enterprise for iPad 2: Expert TipsSan Francisco is the first major city to support the potentially life-saving Fire Department iPhone application(which Workday will help port to additional mobile platforms).San Francisco Pledges Support for Life-Saving ‘Fire Department Mobile AppWorkdayFor a second year, Workday makes Wall Street Journals list of top 50 venture capital-backed companies.The Top 50 Venture-Backed CompaniesWorkday Wrap-Up, which appears bi-monthly, is a collection of links to the latest news stories and blogs aboutwhats happening in our industry. Please send submission suggestions to mary.hayes@workday.com. Theopinions and views represented in linked content do not necessarily represent the opinions and views ofWorkday.