SaaS

Cloud-Based Services Continue to Drive Global Sourcing Growth

Clare Christopher, Editor - SandHill.com

Demand for cloud-based technology continues to drive growth in the global sourcing market, with as-a-service contract value climbing 47 percent in the third quarter.

Artificial Intelligence

So You’re Thinking of Spending Money on a Chatbot

Smishad Thomas - eInfochips

Here are a few points to ponder before you give the green light to the bot development process.

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Leadership

M.R. Asks 3 Questions: Cindy Padnos, Founder, Illuminate Ventures

M.R. Rangaswami, Co-Founder - Sand Hill Group

How this VC got the moniker “Queen B2B,” if she thinks we’re in a bubble, and why diversity in tech is not just a pipeline problem.

Leadership

California Law to Mandate Women on Boards Calls Out Startling Data

Clare Christopher, Editor - SandHill.com

The new law is probably unconstitutional, and Gov. Jerry Brown knows it. Still he wanted to call attention to gender inequality in business and beyond.

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Sales & Marketing

M.R. Asks 3 Questions: Tim Brown, Co-Founder, Allbirds

M.R. Rangaswami, Co-Founder - Sand Hill Group

The Allbirds co-founder on how sustainable materials like Merino wool and eucalyptus are changing the shoe game.