Business Strategy for Software Executives
October 23, 2006
5 Steps to a Business Turnaround
Here is how Informatica turned around its business to become a category leader delivering record results.
By Sohaib Abbasi, Informatica
After impressive growth in the early years, Informaticaís business reached a plateau in 2001. Growth remained elusive, despite attempts to pursue new markets.
Lobbying for Adult Supervision
With all the talk of corporate misbehavior these days, many are searching for a cause. Tony Baer of onStrategies takes a closer look at one reason ñ lack of good project management ñ in this weekís post to the SandHill.com Blog on Software Intrigue.
Learn from Erikís Mistakes
It is understandable for large, established vendors to question the capabilities of smaller ones. But Erik Keller of Wapiti urges caution. In this weekís post to his SandHill.com Blog, The Software Critic, Erik illustrates the ìLove ëem or Leave ëemî matrix of enterprise software vendors which shows the ìfunî aspect of some smaller vendors.
Publish Your Perspectives!
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Donít Miss: Improving Your Exits
Many companies put off the decision to exit a failing business for too long largely because of psychological reasons. Learn how to recognize these biases and how to create mechanisms that push tough decisions forward in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
Poll: Is a New Bubble Building?
As Googleís stock continues to rise, talk of a new investment bubble has begun. Is a new ìbubbleî beginning?
Last week, readers gave their opinions as to which company they would pick as The Next Big Thing?
More at SandHill.com:
Accenture named ìConsulting Market Leaderî by CRM magazine.
Q3 venture investment up 5 percent to $6.4 billion.
IBM buys IT mortgage firm.
Brad Brodigan named president and CEO of Biz360.
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