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March 23, 2011

Larry SteeleConquering SaaS around the World

As SaaS adoption expands internationally, software vendors must keep in mind several factors to ensure successful global deployments.

By Larry Steele, Savvis

As the global economy attempts to emerge from years of contraction, software companies are seeking new paths to customer acquisition in overseas markets. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendors seeking to realize new growth quickly and successfully face a host of decisions when they plan for global SaaS deployments.

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VMware Takes On Hybrid Clouds and PaaS

Kamesh Pemmaraju

Kamesh Pemmaraju speaks with VMware VP Shekar Ayyar on the companies hybrid cloud vision and PaaS strategy in this post to his SandHill.com Blog, Leaders in the Cloud.


Discouraging “Unsupervised Thinking”

Guy Smith

Guy Smith of Silicon Strategies Marketing explains why it’s necessary to understand the enterprise buyer’s thought process in order to help guide purchase decisions in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on software marketing best practices.


NFC - A Mobile Tech to Watch

Roman Fihel

Roman Fihel of SoftServe looks closer at the business cases and mobile value of Near Field Communication (NFC) in this post to the SandHill.com Blog, Mobile Moves.


Building the Supply Chain of the Future

Getting there means ditching today's monolithic model in favor of splintered supply chains that dismantle complexity, and using manufacturing networks to hedge uncertainty. Read more in this analysis from The McKinsey Quarterly.


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