Microsoft GM: “Don’t Bet Against the Cloud”
Kamesh Pemmaraju speaks with Matt Thompson, General Manager of Developer & Platform Evangelism at Microsoft about the evolution and adoption of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings in this post to his SandHill.com Blog, Leaders in the Cloud.
As SaaS Evolves, So Will SaaS Pricing
Lincoln Murphy of Sixteen Ventures discusses how the SaaS market is evolving and maturing as companies increase investments in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on SaaS.
The Importance of Reputation
Companies sell more than just their product; they’re selling their reputation. Guy Smith of Silicon Strategies Marketing outlines some basic reputational elements that are essential to businesses in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on Software Marketing.
The Five Types of Successful Acquisitions
Companies advance myriad strategies for creating value with acquisitions-but only a handful are likely to do so. Read why in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
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Top Stories from the Past Week
- Oracle Sued by Justice Department for Fraud
- E.U. Opens Two Anti-trust Probes on IBM
- Salesforce.com's Eclectic Leader Breaks the CEO Mold
- SAP reports healthier Q2 2010
- Two Held in $2.6 Million Theft from Software Firm
The Latest Software Business News on SandHill.com
All Headlines: SAP competes with Oracle in open-source software.
VC Activity: Admeld Garners secures $15 million in Series C funding.
M&A Deals: Day Software bought by Adobe for $240 million.
Executive Moves: Aggregate Knowledge named Steve Linde Vice President of Engineering.
Quote of the Week
“We take seriously allegations that a government contractor has dealt dishonestly with the United States. When contractors misrepresent their business practices to the government, taxpayers suffer.”
- Assistant Attorney General Tony West on Oracle’s software fraud.
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