From Cloud Skeptical to Cloud Curious to Cloud First
Darren Cunningham of Informatica presents his interview of Andrew Bartels, Director of IT at a U.S. financial services firm, to learn about his advice for IT leaders seeking to gain a “cloud first” perspective in this post to the SandHill.com blog, The Cloud in Action.
Preventing Sales Hiring Remorse
Paul O’Dea of Select Strategies provides advice to early-stage companies on how to maximize the odds of success in building a disciplined sales hiring process in this post to the Sandhill.com blog, Best Practices: Software Sales.
IT Sales & Marketing Grows More Complex: Only 5% of CIOs Can Authorize IT Investments Alone
Tom Pisello discusses the findings of a Gartner study reflecting a crisis in CIO confidence and also shares his best-practice recommendations for solution providers in helping CIOs through this power shift in this post to the Sandhill.com blog, Best Practices: Software Marketing.
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The Latest Software Business News on SandHill.com
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VC Activity: Black Locus Gets $2.5Mil For Cloud Based Ecomm Analytics.
M&A Deals: BMC Software Acquires Aeroprise To Enhance Its Mobile Know-How.
Executive Moves: New executives announced at Cloud.com, JDA Software, Jive Software and other software companies.
Quote of the Week
“Chicago is definitely growing as a tech community - the degrees of separation are coming down. ... Now startups are putting down roots because it's become a lot easier to make those connections. ... In the last year, we've built a good network around Chicago.”
- Jonathan Pasky, President of Chicago startup consultancy, midVentures
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