More Tributes for C.K. Prahalad
TCS vice chairman and former CEO S. Ramadorai said compared time with C.K. Prahalad to “taking a holy dip in the Ganges of intellectual thought.” M.S. Krishnan credits C.K. with helping him "connect technology and social architecture as the two pillars of business innovation. Read more remembrances and praise for the business guru who pioneered many new paths of success for the software industry in this post to a special SandHill.com blog devoted to remembering C.K.
Strategy Matters: Tackling Cloud Performance
Eric Wolford of Riverbed Technology talks to Carl Tsukuhara of Marketing Arts about overcoming the cloud’s “dirty little secret” in this excerpt from a new podcast on the SandHill.com “Strategy Matters” blog.
Tech 2010: A Year of Opportunity
Ken Salgado of Moss Adams takes a 10,000-foot view of the software industry and sees a year of positive developments in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on Predictions for 2010.
Why Business Needs Should Shape IT Architecture
To get the most out of these programs, organizations must ensure that they are led by people with the right skills, connections, and attitudes. Read why in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
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Top Stories from the Past Week
- Salesforce.com’s partnership with VMware: Offense, defense or something in between? (ZDNet)
- Enterprise software: awaiting an outbreak of merger mania (Barrons)
- VMware profits up 12% on jump in revenues (WSJ)
- Strong PC sales boost Microsoft’s bottom line (News.com)
- McAfee’s shutdown apology may be too little, too late (Yahoo! News)
The Latest Software Business News on SandHill.com
All Headlines: Oracle president says 22% annual fees are great for CIOs.
VC Activity: Marketo receives $10 million.
M&A Deals: Salesforce.com pays $142 million for Jigsaw.
Executive Moves: Former Sun CFO Michael C. Lehman named CFO of Palo Alto Networks.
Quote of the Week
“Software vendors are flush with cash given the cash-flow rich nature of the software model and more than a handful of vendors have even recently raised additional capital.”
- FBR Capital analyst David Hilal on the coming boom in software M&A
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