Business Strategy for Software Executives
September 15, 2008
Closing the Innovation Gap
Process and organization are two of the key elements required to reignite the spark of innovation in business and ensure our long-term success in the global economy.
By Judy Estrin, JLABS
Does innovation come about by luck or hard work? Is it a flash of inspiration or the result of careful management? Are innovators born or taught?
My new book, Closing the Innovation Gap, examines these and other issues that are critical for executives to consider in order to successfully lead their organizations to the frontiers of twenty-first century innovation. This excerpt takes a closer look at the innovation process and the most effective ways to organize innovation teams.
Use the Cloud to Go Green?
Cloud computing and virtualization can go a long way towards the goal of greening your IT operations. Sumit Datta of HCL explains why in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on “green”software.
5 Critical Skills for Sales Success
Increased competition means salespeople must be sharper than ever. Prime Resource Group’s Jeff Thull explores the five critical components that form the foundation of solid sales skills in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on software sales best practices.
Publish Your Perspective!
SandHill.com wants your opinions. Send your thoughts on the enterprise software industry to SandHill.com editor, Maryann Jones Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and have your opinions published on our site.
Time to Rethink Offshoring?
Changing economic conditions may have undermined some of the benefits of offshoring. For managers of global supply chains, this could be the time to reevaluate. Read why in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
News Update: On the Horizon
The cloud’s shape is changing; plus tech stocks still tumbling, economy hurting Web 2.0, the Gates and Seinfeld show, and more software news of the week. Read these stories and more software news of the week in the latest SandHill.com Software News Summary.
Poll: State of Software Innovation?
Considering the ever-changing nature of software business models and technologies, do you think the software industry is innovating at the right rate?
Last week, readers gave us their opinion on whether the next set of leading software vendors would come from the U.S. or overseas.
More at SandHill.com:
For VMware, an uncertain future.
SquareTrade received $4 million.
SAP Ventures bought a minority stake in NewGen Technologies, an India-based document management firm.
Alan Fraser named president and CEO of Workshare.
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