Review and Adjust Your Software License Models for Increased Product Line Profitability
Cris Wendt of Flexera Software discusses reasons to periodically review your company’s license portfolio, in this post to the SandHill.com blog, Software Monetization Best Practices.
Is IT a House of Cards
Jake Sorofman of rPath discusses the recent weeks of high-profile IT failures bringing business to its knees and our current “tolerance for flaky IT practices” in this post to the Sandhill.com blog, New Era, New Thinking.
The IT Hiring Picture
There has been a spate of news stories in the IT press covering the state of IT hiring. Dennis Moore of Enterprise Irregulars shares his analysis of the U.S. hiring picture over the past three months for database, applications, languages and platforms jobs in this post to Sandhill.com blog, Software Recruiting.
Guy Smith of Silicon Strategies Marketing uses the seismic shift occurring in the publishing industry as a “backhanded” marketing lesson for software companies in this post to the Sandhill.com blog, Best Practices: Software Marketing.
Are There Any Proven Mobility Strategies?
Roman Fihel of SoftServe discusses the need for adopting a comprehensive mobilization guide to address mobility issues in this post to SandHill.com blog, Mobile Moves.
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The Latest Software Business News on SandHill.com
News Summary: Gold Rush – Along comes IBM; Project Lightning flashes; angels go sky-high; TriGate beckons; and more software news of the week.
VC Activity: Palantir Technologies Raises $50M.
M&A Deals: Nuance buying Equitrac for $157M.
Executive Moves: New executives step up at AppAssure and other software companies.
Quote of the Week
“In the last year, the amount of angel activity has shot absolutely through the roof, and the money is so fast and so easy. ... The round sizes are ending up so much smaller than when more experienced venture firms were investing. My bet would be that a few years from now, there will probably be a bloodbath of money lost by angels and inexperienced VCs.”
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