Business Strategy for Software Executives
September 4, 2007
Avoiding Failure in Technology Partnerships
The advent of the “solutions-centric ecosystem” means software vendors must focus on four core competencies in order to build successful partnerships.
By R. “Ray” Wang and Merv Adrian, Forrester Research
As business technology providers move to expand their solutions-centric ecosystems, strategists must intensely focus on partnerships across the value chain. The sad truth is that few technology partnerships are as successful as their participants wish. Most failures result from poor alignment between parties on key objectives and metrics.
The Future of BPM & SOA
BPM and SOA appear to be progressing synergistically. But Tony Baer of onStrategies reveals there is a cultural war beneath the smooth surface. Read how BPM will fit into SOA (or vice versa) in this week’s post to the SandHill.com Blog on SOA.
Enabling the Product Startup Team
Small tech vendors and startups can leverage the potential benefits of offshoring. Ankush Joshi explains how in this post to the SandHill.com blog on Enabling Innovation.
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DON’T MISS: Strategy's Strategist: McKinsey Interviews Richard Rumelt
A giant in the field of strategy ruminates on strategic planning, diversification and focus, and the role of the CEO. Read the latest from this strategic thought leader in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
News Update: VC Rising
Second quarter rains corporate VC deals; plus, NetSuite plays with Apple, tech stocks hold firm, Shai’s e-car gets big money and “Guerilla SOA” hits the enterprise. Read these stories and more software news of the week in the latest SandHill.com Software News Summary.
Poll: Corporate VC?
How will the rise of corporate VC investment impact the software industry?
Last week, readers estimated how critical is M&A to software vendor success today vs. the past few years.
More at SandHill.com:
Enterprises saving millions of dollars with open source.
Resilience receives $5 million.
Microsoft acquired Parlano.
Daniel Ryan is named president and COO of Secure Computing.
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