Microsoft's Cloud Strategy Revisited
The recent exec shakeup in Redmond has the industry abuzz. Kamesh Pemmaraju shares his two cents on Microsoft's future in the cloud, including an interview with Microsoft's GM of Azure in this post to his SandHill.com Blog “Leaders in the Cloud.”
“My Employees Want an Enterprise App Store”
Eric Peters of Mendix says enterprises must improve accessibility and management of apps if they want to really “consumerize” enterprise technology in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on Enterprise Social Networking.
Beyond Paid Media: Marketing's New Vocabulary
Changes to the way consumers perceive and absorb marketing messages will force marketers to change not only their thinking but also the way they allocate spending and organize operations. Read why in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
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Top Stories from the Past Week
- SAP Predicts Profit to Surge as Much as 16% on Demand (Bloomberg Businessweek)
- What CFOs Want from IT (InfoWorld)
- Google Apps Future Uncertain with Schmidt Vacating CEO Role (eWeek)
- SAP Reorganizes and Shuffles Its Senior Execs (TechCentral)
- IT Salaries Remain Flat for Second Straight Year (eWeek)
The Latest Software Business News on SandHill.com
All Headlines: HP to launch enterprise cloud service.
VC Activity: Yep. Facebook got $1.5 billion.
M&A Deals: Adobe buys Demdex.
Executive Moves: salesforce.com named Matt Miszewski Senior Vice President of Global Public Sector.
Quote of the Week
“The outlook is a sign of SAP’s management becoming more confident, both about existing business and new products in the pipeline... It’s an assertive target.”
- Gartner's Thomas Otter on SAP's prediction of a 2011 profit surge
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