How to Design an Enterprise Software Agreement
Jeremy Aber of explains how software companies can leverage the cloud to speed their time to market in this post to the SandHill.com Blog "SaaS Secrets for Success."
The Race to Win Mobile Transaction Fees
Guy Smith of Silicon Strategies Marketing handicaps the vendors in the mobile market's competition to engineer Near Field Communication systems and cash in on service fees. Read how Google's strategy has Android in the lead in this post to the SandHill.com Blog, Mobile Moves.
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The Cloud Simplifies SaaS Delivery
Larry Steele of Savvis talks to Mark Yablonski, chief technology officer at Valogix about how the cloud has improved the company's SaaS delivery model in this post to his SandHill.com Blog, "SaaS Secrets for Success."
Raising Performance by Reducing IT Complexity
An interview with TalkTalk's CIO David Cooper explores revamping siloed IT systems that were raising costs, hurting customer service, and dampening growth opportunities. Read more in this analysis from The McKinsey Quarterly.
Poll: Cloud Revenue Forecast?
A total of 43% of Leaders in the Cloud 2011 respondents say their software company will earn most of their revenue from cloud products and services within 5 years. What portion of revenue will your company earn from the cloud?
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Top Stories from the Past Week
- Talent-poaching Revs Up Among Tech Firms (SF Chronicle)
- IBM Fires Back at Oracle in Middleware
- Microsoft Azure Named Fastest Cloud Service (InformationWeek)
- Salesforce.com and SAP: Corralling the Social Cloud for Business Purposes (Seeking Alpha)
- NetSuite Embarks on Richer Reseller Program (ZDNet)
Join Global Innovation Leaders at Confluence 2011
Taking place March 11 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Confluence 2011 is an exclusive globalization summit for executives to understand latest trends in global innovation, engineering optimization and opportunities in emerging markets. Sand Hill Group's M.R. Rangaswami will be moderating a panel at this 2nd annual event which brings together senior decision makers from the Software, Semiconductors, Telecom/Networking, Healthcare (Medical Equipments) verticals. Find out more and register at www.confluence2011.com
The Latest Software Business News on SandHill.com
All Headlines: VMware launches vCenter operation.
VC Activity: Origo Networks receives $2.7 million.
M&A Deals: Outsourcing companies on an acquisition roll.
Executive Moves: Joe Sorrentino named Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at ShareVault.
Quote of the Week
“Companies are now becoming very concerned about retention... You are seeing them do equity grants not during standard cycles. They are really taking a look at the top 10 percent of performers and asking themselves, 'Are they locked in?'”
- Jeff Sanders of search firm Heidrick & Struggles on the struggle to retain tech talent
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