SAP: Still a Cloud Contender
Some critics are dismissing SAP’s efforts to enter the cloud race but Kamesh Pemmaraju says the company’s latest moves are positioning it well for big advances in 2011. Read what and whyin this post to his SandHill.com Blog “Leaders in the Cloud.”
An Easy, Game-Changing Sales Trick
Jill Konrath shares a strategy for edging out the competition when competing on a RFP. Read in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on software sales.
Guy Smith of Silicon Strategies Marketing examines whether there really is an advantage to being the innovator – or whether it pays to simply follow closely – in this blog to the SandHill.com Blog on software innovation strategies.
IT Growth and Global Change: A Conversation with Ray Kurzweil
The inventor, businessman, and author explains how the exponential growth of technologies will transform industries and pose new opportunities—and hurdles—for business and society. Read the interview in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
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Top Stories from the Past Week
- Google Accuses Bing of Copying Search Results (NY Times)
- Global CIO: HP Calls Out Apple In CEO's Quest To Be Coolest Of All (InformationWeek)
- After attack, SourceForge speeds move to new security model (Computerworld)
- VMware Go Pro Cloud Service for Small Businesses (eWeek)
- Connecticut Introduces Bill to Prevent Law Firms From Offshoring Work to India (Economic Times)
The Latest Software Business News on SandHill.com
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VC Activity: Cloud storage company Cirtas raises $22 million.
M&A Deals: Cisco to buy Pari Networks.
Executive Moves: Black Eyed Peas member Will.I.Am named Director of Creative Innovation at Intel.
Quote of the Week
“The investment will help us greatly expand the work we're doing to build business skills and provide market opportunities for the most innovative new companies in the country.”
- James Corgel, general manager for Developer and Academic Relations at IBM on the company's pledge to spend $150 million funding U.S. startups
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