Business Strategy for Software Executives
June 25, 2007
EMC’s CTO: IT’s Next Inflection Points
Jeff Nick shares his company’s big-picture vision of the forces which shape enterprise computing today and explores next-generation opportunities for vendors.
By Maryann Jones Thompson, Sand Hill Group
Already one of the largest tech companies in the world, EMC has worked hard to engineer billions of dollars-worth of acquisitions over the past few years which have propelled it into an even more powerful and influential position. Its software presence is now significant – as is its participation in all of the various dimensions of IT – from storage to hardware to applications to security.
Jeffrey Nick, senior VP and chief technology officer for EMC, took the stage at Software 2007 last month to deliver a keynote address which took advantage of EMC’s big-picture view to deliver a glimpse of IT’s next set of advancements and opportunity areas.
Open Your Mind
The next generation of enterprise computing is taking shape – not in the world of SaaS or even open source. Communities, mobility and the other new technologies of the young will redefine corporate IT very soon, according to Erik Keller of Wapiti LLC. Examine his must-read analysis in this week’s post to his SandHill.com Blog, The Software Critic.
The Six-Sigma Journey to Oblivion
The longer and more detailed the product specification, the more likely a truly innovative product is to fail. David Taber of David Taber + Associates describes strategies for quality marketing which lead to successful new products in this week's post to the SandHill.com Blog on innovation.
Publish Your Perspective!
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DON’T MISS: Delivering Software as a Service
The McKinsey Quarterly takes a look at the SaaS model and explains traditional vendors should take heed. Read why in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
News Update: Flexing their Power
Megavendor rivalry and turf protection are shaping the future of the industry; plus, OECD is down on offshoring and Oracle is up in databases. Read these stories and more software news of the week in the latest SandHill.com Software News Summary.
Poll: Tech Stocks on the Upswing?
Tech stocks now account for 15 percent of the S&P 500’s value, down from 35 percent in 2000. Will tech stocks regain their power to drive the markets?
Last week, readers gave their opinions on which company will take the title of fastest-growing software company of 2007.
More at SandHill.com:
Sarbanes-Oxley isn’t really driving stocks away.
PGP Corporation receives $27 million in Series C funding.
Ziff Davis sells eWeek, CIO Insight, Baseline and rest of Enterprise Group to Insight Venture Partners for $150 million.
Pete Fiore named president and CEO of Crossbeam Systems.
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