Business Strategy for Software Executives
July 9, 2007
Can Moore’s Law Apply to Corporate IT?
Software vendors must step up and help enterprise CIOs achieve a radically new kind of technology ROI. Here’s how.
By Steve O’Connor, ITM Software
In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore saw the future. His prediction, now popularly known as Moore's Law, states that the number of transistors on a chip doubles about every two years. This observation, made a reality by Intel, the world's largest silicon supplier, has fueled the worldwide technology revolution.
Today, this principal has become an iconic symbol for radical continuous improvement without the continuous price upswings. How would software vendors adjust their center of gravity if Moore’s Law-style radical improvement is embraced by corporate IT?
The Impact of User-Centric Innovation
Now that everyone can contribute to the innovation cycle, the economics of innovation are undergoing a paradigm shift. S. Sadagopan of Satyam looks at the democratization of innovation and what it means for companies today in this week’s post to his SandHill.com Blog, The Deep End.
Aim for Affinity – Not Love
Marketers dream that customers will love their products. Nilofer Merchant of Rubicon Consulting says that developing an affinity with customers is a more successful strategy. Find out how to build affinity into products in this week’s post to the SandHill.com Blog on software marketing best practices.
Publish Your Perspective!
The SandHill.com Blog wants your opinions. Send your thoughts on the enterprise software industry to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll publish them in our blog.
DON’T MISS: How Companies Spend their Money
Companies strive for effective resource allocation, but despite the involvement of senior executives and the best of intentions the end results are often decidedly mixed.
Sweet for NetSuite
SaaS vendor files for long-anticipated $75 million IPO; plus, vendors greet GPL 3, SAP admits to illegal downloads and Gates’ riches are surpassed. Read these stories and more software news of the week in the latest SandHill.com Software News Summary.
Poll: Software IPOs Making a Comeback?
NetSuite has filed. MySQL will do so soon. Other fast-growth software vendors wait in the wings. Is a flurry of software IPOs just around the corner? Tell us what you think.
Last week, readers gave their opinions on how the need for mobile apps will impact the enterprise software establishment.
More at SandHill.com:
Open source’s benefits to business spelled out.
Intacct receives $5 million.
Autonomy pays $375 million for Zantaz.
Steve Sordello named CFO of LinkedIn.
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