Business Strategy for Software Executives
May 20, 2008
The $18 billion-merger looks like a good one. Read Tony Baer’s recap of HP’s history of trying to buy a services firm and why this deal looks strong for both players in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on M&A.
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An interview with Oscar-winning director Brad Bird finds that stimulating the creativity of animators has a lot in common with developing new product ideas or technology breakthroughs. Get a new perspective on the innovation process in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
Open source Vyatta threatens Cisco, architecture astronauts generate hype and HP gambles. Read these stories and more software news of the week in the latest SandHill.com Software News Summary.
Compared to the mainframe-to-PC transition, how long will it take to for enterprises to make the transition to service-based computing?
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Last week, readers speculated on which vendor will win the SaaS platform wars.
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SAP sticks to 2008 outlook despite US uncertainties.
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On-demand vendor, RazorSight raised $9 million in new funding.
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Oracle bought AdminServer for an undisclosed sum.
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Anne Bonaparte named CEO of security vendor, Solidcore.
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