10 Critical Requirements for Cloud Applications

How to recognize cloud providers and applications that deliver real value

Growing interest in cloud computing has prompted almost every enterprise software vendor to claim it's "in the cloud." However, in the industry's rush to fulfill demand, some vendors may skip requirements that are critical to delivering the true benefits of cloud applications.

In this complimentary whitepaper, two cloud application pioneers—Stan Swete, Chief Technology Officer at Workday, and Steven John, Strategic Chief Information Officer at Workday—discuss the 10 critical requirements of cloud applications:

  1. True Multi-tenancy
  2. Regularly Delivered, Vendor-Managed Updates
  3. Seamless Integration On Demand
  4. Business-Driven Configurability
  5. World-Class Data Center and Security
  6. A High-Performance, Sustainable Architecture
  7. Predictable Total Cost of Ownership Model
  8. Faster Deployment
  9. Control
  10. Liberation from Non-Strategic IT Issues

True cloud applications—also known as software-as-a-service (SaaS)—are less costly and complex, yet more intelligent and user friendly, than on-premise applications. CIOs and business technology managers will learn from this whitepaper why "cloud" applications must meet these requirements to deliver the full benefits of modern SaaS.


About Workday

Workday is the leader in enterprise-class, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for managing global businesses, combining a lower cost of ownership with an innovative approach to business applications. Founded by PeopleSoft veterans Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri, Workday delivers unified Human Capital Management, Payroll, and Financial Management solutions designed for today's organizations and the way people work. Delivered in the cloud leveraging a modern technology platform, Workday offers a fresh alternative to legacy ERP. More than 280 customers, spanning medium-sized organizations to Fortune 50 businesses, have selected Workday. Visit us at www.workday.com.


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