Business Strategy for Software Executives
January 14, 2008
Geekonomics: The Real Cost of Insecure Software
This excerpt from a new book explores the origins and implications of software’s quality control problem.
By David Rice, The Monterey Group
Today’s software industry is rewarded for carelessness. The pursuit of utility and lack of accountability has enabled unreliable software to become part of the infrastructure of our lives. This excerpt from my new book, Geekonomics: The Real Cost of Insecure Software, looks at society’s reliance on poor quality software and the implications of that dependence.
A SaaS Secret Weapon
As smaller software vendors race to compete with the big guys in the SaaS space, a managed service providers can be the great equalizer. Gary McAuliffe of Hosted Solutions details the benefits of a managed service solution in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on SaaS.
Up Next for Mobile: Revolution or Evolution?
Every year, the CES show forces the experts take a closer look at how mobile technologies might impact the enterprise. The verdict for 2008? Tony Baer of onStrategies marketing spoke to the CTO of Sony Ericcson and says the mobile outlook is one of evolution, not revolution. Read more in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on emerging technologies.
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DON’T MISS: McKinsey’s 8 Business Technology Trends to Watch
Eight emerging trends are transforming many markets and businesses. Executives should learn to shape the outcome rather than just react to it. Read how in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
News Update: The V Word
“Virtual” will be a mantra in 2008; plus, Gates’ CES curtain call, brain signals are in, Sony enters the battle and Microsoft reorgs. Read these stories and more software news of the week in the latest SandHill.com Software News Summary.
Poll: Prognosis for Quality Problems?
Will calls for reform have an impact on the reliability of software?
Last month, readers voted on what will become the software story of 2008.
More at SandHill.com:
After last week’s reorg, find out who’s in, out at Microsoft.
Ruby on Rails hosting company, Engine Yard received $3.5 million from Benchmark Capital.
TrustWave acquired enterprise application security vendor, Creduware Software.
Enrique Salem stepped up to COO of Symantec.
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