Guy Smith of Silicon Strategies Marketing points out that CEOs sometimes go down the wrong path in diversification – forgetting the impact on marketing and branding – in this post to the SandHill.com blog, Best Practices: Operations.
“CK Prahalad: Reaching Over Boundaries and Expanding Possibilities” - An SMS Conference
Through a series of impactful and breakthrough ideas, Prof. CK Prahalad’s research changed the business world and helped improve lives, especially those in desperate poverty. In his honor, the Strategic Management Society is pleased to announce a special conference that brings together thought leaders, scholars, entrepreneurs, executives and consultants who have all been influenced by CK’s ideas. The conference aims not only to reflect on his many contributions to scholarship and practice, but also discover ways in which his legacy can live on.
Join us June 10-12 in an intimate setting in San Diego, Calif. You’ll hear, participate and interact with luminaries that have shaped, and are continuing to shape, the field of strategy including: M.R. Rangaswami (Founder, Corporate Eco Forum and Sand Hill Group), Yogesh Deveshwar (Chairman, ITC Limited, India); Jonathan Lash (President, World Resources Institute); Jan Oosterveld (ex-Philips); Ashok Rao (Chairman, TiE); Kanwal Rekhi (Founder, TiE); Yves Doz (INSEAD); Gary Hamel (London Business School); Stuart L. Hart (Cornell); Ted London (Michigan); Jose Santos (INSEAD), among others. This conference is shaping up to be a signature event.
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Database-as-a-Service: The Next Frontier in the Cloud
Kamesh Pemmaraju of Sand Hill Group discusses the challenges and benefits of DBaaS in this post to the SandHill.com blog, Leaders in the Cloud.
SaaS Webinar Series: Making the Most (Money) with Your SaaS Offering
This information-packed SaaS webinar series is designed to help you succeed in the fast-paced and ever-changing SaaS marketplace. You'll hear from SaaS industry experts, including Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies and Jim Geisman, Founder of Software Pricing Partners, as well as SaaS thought leaders from Flexera Software. Each 30-minute webinar in the series will address key issues and provide strategies for optimizing the monetary potential of your SaaS offerings.
Click here to register for Webinars #2 and #3 in the series.
Business Success Invariant
Vasyl Mylko of SoftServe discusses six perspectives of commercial enterprise IT organizations’ spending rationale in this post to the SandHill.com blog, Voice of the Customer.
Provocation-Based Selling: Loosening the Status Quo for Sales Success
Tom Pisello of Alienean discusses how to develop a provocation-based selling program, making buyers aware of the cost of doing nothing, in this post to the SandHill.com blog, Best Practices: Software Sales.
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Top Stories from the Past Week
- Software engineering ranked hottest job in U.S. (CBS News)
- New InformationWeek Analytics Research Finds 60% of Companies Using Applications in the Cloud (TMCNet)
- Gartner: BI, analytics software spending jumps 13.4%
- Amazon gets 'black eye' from cloud outage (ComputerWorld)
- Dot-com revival spawns startups to serve startups (San Francisco Chronicle)
The Latest Software Business News on SandHill.com
All Headlines: Global Mobile Software Market to Reach $79.7 Billion by 2017.
VC Activity: Virtual storage startup Nutanix emerges from stealth, grabs $13.2M.
M&A Deals: Might Microsoft be interested (again) in buying Yahoo?
Executive Moves: CA Technologies named Greg Valdez Chief Information Officer.
Quote of the Week
“The interesting part about 'cloud speak' is that many people want to isolate their discussion of cloud to only certain classes of companies. And my view is that's too narrow. Service bureaus emerged in the 1960s. I mean, ADP is one of the industry's biggest and most successful cloud companies. ...Everyone is talking about the cloud being new. Whenever I say ADP, it's like you throw a wet blanket on all of the tech industry double-speak. Oh, now you're taking all the fun out of it. The VCs hate the discussion of ADP and other online service providers, because the spin that they're doing on their cloud companies then sort of diminishes.”
- Steve Mills, head of IBM's Systems and Software Group
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