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Using Software As A Service To Build A Smarter Enterprise

Using Software as a Service to build a smarter enterprise

IBM has announced the results of a recent survey that showed that nearly half of the businesses using Software as a Service (SaaS) are achieving competitive advantage, rather than simply reducing costs.

Leading enterprises — those gaining competitive advantage through broad SaaS adoption — are collaborating more effectively through social business tools, improving the customer experience, and accelerating time to market through their SaaS initiatives.

The survey was conducted with more than 800 IT and business decision makers worldwide by the IBM Center for Applied Insights.

Global spending on Software as a Service is expected to reach $45.6B by 2017, according to industry estimates.

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Merlin Software: Taking Cloud Computing To The Next Level

Merlin Software: Taking cloud computing to the next level

There is no doubt that Merlin Software is a game changer in the timeshare industry. 

Since 2005 it has been the only enterprise software system serving the global timeshare industry that is 100 per cent cloud-basedIt is unsurprising that chief architect, Mike Pnematicatos, is considered a visionary in the industry. 

“When we first brought Merlin to market nearly ten years ago, the industry was stuck in a technological rut with only traditional on-site server-based software solutions available. 

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Merlin’s Mike Ashton to join ‘True Value of Data’ panel

Mike Ashton is set to join the ‘True Value of Data’ panel at the upcoming GNEX 2014 Industry Leaders conference.

The high-profile industry event, known as the Global Meeting of Minds, happens from February 9 – 12 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Sarasota. The panel will take place on February 12.

In a world that is currently focused on the concept of ‘Big Data’, Mike and his fellow panelists will share with delegates their thoughts on the importance of data today.

They will discuss what data is, how can it can be captured, analysed and converted into actionable results by every department in today’s timeshare business. The panelists will also look at how data is used by different industries, and, if vacation ownership can learn from them. 

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