This From the Top interview was done at the 2010 U Connect conference, and features Bob Celeste of GS1 US. Bob talks about how the 2015 California mandate to serialize and credential all pharmaceuticals is being handled. To me, this seems like something that should have been done long ago, but since it hasn't, California has taken it upon itself to mandate that 50% of all meds sold in the sate must have serialized and traceable information on each 'dispensable unit'. That means each bottle or ampule. Bob has a handle on the effort, and his explanation is interesting to say the least.

chrisengI spoke with Chris Eng of Vericode at the recent SaaSCon event. Chris explains how Vericode's own SaaS based system is used to test applications, and how important it is to work with internal and external applications on a continuing basis, to assure the security of your environment. View the video interview.

bobsalaAt April's SaaSCon, I had the opportunity to talk with DMA's CEO, Bob Sala about how DMA created their applications as SaaS based systems right from the begining.

Jeffrey Kaplan of ThinkStrategies talked with Scott Koegler at SaaSCon about the migration of EDI services to SaaS environments. Kaplan discusses issues that organizations considering implementing a SaaS or Cloud based system should consider.

Scott Koegler, editor of talks with Liz Herbert, Senior Analyst for Forrester, about asking the right questions of a SaaS provider to make your migration to SaaS, the right one. In my conversation with Liz Herbert, of Forrester Research, Liz talks about the things that can be so right, and the things that can go wrong when making a commitment to implement a SaaS based solution. Whether you're considering a SaaS based solution for your EDI operations, or any other aspects of your business, these principals apply.