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Workday Wrap-Up: Favorite SaaS Companies and
Europe's Growing Cloud
March 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.

                        - Mary

Cloud, SaaS, and Enterprise Software

A group of enterprise software industry influencers—the "Enterprise Irregulars"—post a list of their favorite
SaaS companies on ZDNet. (Workday is honored to be included on the list.)
The SaaS list: A Look at Current On-Demand Favorites

eWeek.com's Chris Preimesberger reports from the IDC Directions conference on a keynote by Chief Analyst
Frank Gens, who compares cloud computing to the client-server revolution 25 years ago and says "taking the
correct path is as crucial now as it was then."
Why it's Time to Embrace the Cloud Now: IDC

MicroScope.co.UK's Paul Kunert shares the forecast that SaaS revenue will grow 48% in Europe in 2011, while
on-premise software will grow just 2%, according to IDC.
IDC Forecasts Cloud Growth to Equal On-Premise in 2011

The Washington Post's Marjorie Censer writes that as cloud computing picks up steam within the federal
government, senior industry officials are signing on to a panel that will make recommendations to the federal
CIO.
Industry Leaders Forming Cloud Computing Commission

InformationWeek's Charles Babcock reports from the Cloud Connect 2011 conference, where Amazon's
Werner Vogels opined that the cloud is all about a strong ecosystem.
Amazon CTO: Cloud Computing's Value in its Ecosystem

CRN puts together a slide show from Cloud Connect 2011 about cloud misconceptions.
Cloud Connect: Five Massive Cloud Computing Misconceptions

Human Resources
Workforce Management's Ed Frauenheim reports that "employers are beginning to turn their gaze from the
rearview mirror as they develop and analyze workforce metrics."
Numbers Game: Companies Utilize Data to Predict Workforce Needs

Consultant Naomi Bloom blogs about how the HR software industry is changing. She notes that in the area of
software development, where the industry is shifting "from procedural to models-driven, Workday is a good
example within our industry of the improved time, quality, and cost-to-market this approach delivers once the
foundation tools are built/tuned…"
HRM Software/Services Q1 Vendor Briefings — Strategy Matters

Mobility

CIO's Tom Kaneshige provides tips on how CIOs can "get on board and manage the iPad before it manages
you."
How to Prepare Your Enterprise for iPad 2: Expert Tips

San 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 App

Workday

For a second year, Workday makes Wall Street Journal's list of top 50 venture capital-backed companies.
The Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies



Workday Wrap-Up, which appears bi-monthly, is a collection of links to the latest news stories and blogs about
what's happening in our industry. Please send submission suggestions to mary.hayes@workday.com. The
opinions and views represented in linked content do not necessarily represent the opinions and views of
Workday.

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  • 1. Workday Wrap-Up: Favorite SaaS Companies and Europe's Growing Cloud March 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. - Mary Cloud, SaaS, and Enterprise Software A group of enterprise software industry influencers—the "Enterprise Irregulars"—post a list of their favorite SaaS companies on ZDNet. (Workday is honored to be included on the list.) The SaaS list: A Look at Current On-Demand Favorites eWeek.com's Chris Preimesberger reports from the IDC Directions conference on a keynote by Chief Analyst Frank Gens, who compares cloud computing to the client-server revolution 25 years ago and says "taking the correct path is as crucial now as it was then." Why it's Time to Embrace the Cloud Now: IDC MicroScope.co.UK's Paul Kunert shares the forecast that SaaS revenue will grow 48% in Europe in 2011, while on-premise software will grow just 2%, according to IDC. IDC Forecasts Cloud Growth to Equal On-Premise in 2011 The Washington Post's Marjorie Censer writes that as cloud computing picks up steam within the federal government, senior industry officials are signing on to a panel that will make recommendations to the federal CIO. Industry Leaders Forming Cloud Computing Commission InformationWeek's Charles Babcock reports from the Cloud Connect 2011 conference, where Amazon's Werner Vogels opined that the cloud is all about a strong ecosystem. Amazon CTO: Cloud Computing's Value in its Ecosystem CRN puts together a slide show from Cloud Connect 2011 about cloud misconceptions. Cloud Connect: Five Massive Cloud Computing Misconceptions Human Resources
  • 2. Workforce Management's Ed Frauenheim reports that "employers are beginning to turn their gaze from the rearview mirror as they develop and analyze workforce metrics." Numbers Game: Companies Utilize Data to Predict Workforce Needs Consultant Naomi Bloom blogs about how the HR software industry is changing. She notes that in the area of software development, where the industry is shifting "from procedural to models-driven, Workday is a good example within our industry of the improved time, quality, and cost-to-market this approach delivers once the foundation tools are built/tuned…" HRM Software/Services Q1 Vendor Briefings — Strategy Matters Mobility CIO's Tom Kaneshige provides tips on how CIOs can "get on board and manage the iPad before it manages you." How to Prepare Your Enterprise for iPad 2: Expert Tips San 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 App Workday For a second year, Workday makes Wall Street Journal's list of top 50 venture capital-backed companies. The Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies Workday Wrap-Up, which appears bi-monthly, is a collection of links to the latest news stories and blogs about what's happening in our industry. Please send submission suggestions to mary.hayes@workday.com. The opinions and views represented in linked content do not necessarily represent the opinions and views of Workday.