Is Hybrid “The New Black” in the Era of Cloud Computing?
Darren Cunningham of Informatica Cloud discusses why he believes we've hit a tipping point in the relationship between business and IT regarding cloud adoption in this post to the SandHill.com blog, The Cloud in Action.
How to Build a Disaster Recovery Solution for SaaS
Larry Steele of Savvis explains why many SaaS vendors don't have a true disaster recovery plan in this post to the SandHill.com blog, SaaS Secrets for Success.
“CK Prahalad: Reaching Over Boundaries and Expanding Possibilities” - An SMS Conference
Through a series of impactful and breakthrough ideas, Prof. CK Prahalad’s research changed the business world and helped improve lives, especially those in desperate poverty. In his honor, the Strategic Management Society is pleased to announce a special conference that brings together thought leaders, scholars, entrepreneurs, executives and consultants who have all been influenced by CK’s ideas. The conference aims not only to reflect on his many contributions to scholarship and practice, but also discover ways in which his legacy can live on.
Join us June 10-12 in an intimate setting in San Diego, Calif. You’ll hear, participate and interact with luminaries that have shaped, and are continuing to shape, the field of strategy including: M.R. Rangaswami (Founder, Corporate Eco Forum and Sand Hill Group), Yogesh Deveshwar (Chairman, ITC Limited, India); Jonathan Lash (President, World Resources Institute); Jan Oosterveld (ex-Philips); Ashok Rao (Chairman, TiE); Kanwal Rekhi (Founder, TiE); Yves Doz (INSEAD); Gary Hamel (London Business School); Stuart L. Hart (Cornell); Ted London (Michigan); Jose Santos (INSEAD), among others. This conference is shaping up to be a signature event.
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Track Short-Term “Demo” Software Licenses to Improve Business Results
Cris Wendt of Flexera Software explains the benefits of tracking non-revenue short-term licenses in this post to the new SandHill.com blog, Software Monetization Best Practices.
Customer Satisfaction and the Flip Side -- Churn
M. R. Rangaswami of Sand Hill Group leads a roundtable discussion on tracking customer satisfaction and churn, especially in SaaS, in this post to the SandHill.com blog, Best Practices: Operations.
Poll: Improving End User Adoption of Software
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The Latest Software Business News on SandHill.com
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Executive Moves: New executives step up at PivotLink and other software companies.
Quote of the Week
“Venture capital has become a tale of two cities: It is the best of times, it is the worst of times, it is the age of wisdom, it is the age of foolishness... Nevertheless, a rising tide is lifting all boats to varying degrees, and more capital seems to be coming back into the system, both at the bottom in the seed world and at the top from the institutional world. And from the corporate world, globally, there is a reawakened interest in emerging innovations”
- Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
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