Crank Your Performance “Up to Eleven”
Bruce LaFetra explains how clarifying your company’s mission can improve performance, camaraderie and productivity. Read more in this post to the SandHill.com Blog, “New Era, New Thinking.”
Private Clouds Regain Supply Chain Control
Randy Clark of Platform Computing says any application can be a customer of the cloud in a heterogeneous private cloud management platform where application architects have the flexibility they need to innovate and compete. Read more in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on cloud computing.
Cloud Reality is Catching the Hype
Kamesh Pemmaraju said the atmosphere at last week’s Cloud Business Summit reminded him of 1997’s buzz around the Internet: the hype was quickly giving way to reality. Read his summary of key conference takeaways and an update on Microsoft’s latest moves in the government cloud in this post to his SandHill.com Blog, Leaders in the Cloud.
DON'T MISS: McKinsey’s “Risk Roundup 2010”
Among the risks in the Economist Intelligence Unit's latest global business risk assessment highlights are growing political instability from rising global unemployment, macroeconomic risks as stimulus measures fade, and financial-system risk spreading to sovereign debt in Greece and other Countries. Top risk forecasters highlight their picks for this year’s economic and political hot spots in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
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Top Stories from the Past Week
- Google pulls out of China as it is named the fastest-growing enterprise software market (BusinessWeek)
- Why Microsoft really, really hates the cloud (ZDNet)
- The next wave of SaaS (Forbes)
- The clouding of open source and virtualization (News.com)
- Psychoanalyzing Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, And Larry Ellison (InformationWeek)
The Latest Software Business News on SandHill.com
All Headlines: Adobe earnings prompt bullish outlook.
VC Activity: Labor-as-a-Service vendor Dolores Labs receives $5 million.
M&A Deals: Informatica pays $1.3 million for Siperian.
Executive Moves: Confio Software named Matt Larson CEO.
Quote of the Week
“Google is playing a very dangerous game. They could end up doing more damage than good.”
- Rob Enderle, president of Enderle Group on Google’s moves in China
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