Business Strategy for Software Executives
August 28 , 2006
Expanding a Global Organization
Growing internationally takes focus and passion. Software executives can learn much from the launch and meteoric rise of one non-profit.
By John Wood, Room to Read
For software vendors of all types, growth is a constant challenge. Large vendors rapidly acquire smaller and mid-size vendors to achieve scale or enter new markets. Startups race to convert ever-larger clients and forge partnerships with larger vendors.
The Downside to Empire Building
As industry consolidation continues unabated, innovation is stifled – at both large vendors and startups. S. Sadagopan of Satyam argues that the industry must refocus its efforts on adopting and integrating innovative technologies or lose its relevance to service providers. Read Sadagopan’s insight in this week’s post to his SandHill.com Blog, The Deep End.
Ingres Beats Oracle to Linux
As Oracle talked, Ingres worked. Billy Marshall of rPath explains why his company’s partnership, Project Icebreaker, out-innovates the megavendor’s planned partnership with Red Hat and shows off the beauty of software appliances. Read more in the SandHill.com Blog on open source.
BEA + Flashline = SOA Governance
Exactly what do registries and repositories do? BEA’s acquisition of repository provider Flashline causes Tony Baer of onStrategies to analyze the difference and figure out how the buy will play into BEA’s SOA governance plans. Read his point of view in this week’s post to the SandHill.com Blog on SOA.
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Don’t Miss: M&A Best Practices
M&A execs at the most successful U.S. companies understand not only how acquisitions create value but also how to enlist support from the organization. Read more in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
Poll: Top Tech Titan in 2011?
Last week, SandHill.com readers gave their opinions on when/if Salesforce.com can hit $1 billion in sales.
More at SandHill.com:
Study shows SaaS adoption accelerating.
MuleSource receives $4 million.
Oracle buys Sigma Dynamics.
Success Metrics names Rick Spickelmier as CTO.
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