Business Strategy for Software Executives
April 21 , 2008
Incrementalism and “The New New Thing”
With all the venture capital moving around in the Silicon Valley, where is the real innovation?
By Jeff Nolan, NewsGator
The latest venture capital numbers are in and guess what? Software startups drew another $1.3 billion in investment during first quarter. I’m wondering, “Where is “’The New New Thing’?”
Today’s venture capitalists are funneling a lot of money into businesses which are only incremental improvements over what the current market offers. The situation may leave the technology industry in another downward spiral if none of these “incremental” ventures fail to hit it big and no other genuine innovation appears soon.
AppDev Innovation – The Virtualization Way
Virtualization touches all aspects of the technology business today. Ramesh Panuganty of Cognizant Technology Solutions explains how to leverage the possibilities of virtualization in the application development process without falling victim to its potential setbacks in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on Enabling Innovation.
Is SOA Getting Boring?
Last year, IBM said SOA was moving from the IT realm to that of business. Now the company says SOA is more about dealing with basic technical infrastructure issues. Tony Baer of OnStrategies talked to IBM’s Steve Mills about the shift in thinking and why SOA will increase competition in the software industry in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on SOA.
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DON’T MISS: Making the Board More Strategic
Corporate directors want to spend more time developing forward-looking strategies that help maximize shareholder value. Boards that are already highly influential in creating corporate value work differently. Read how in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly
News Update: Where the Dollars Flow
Strong Q1 profits appear despite a slowed economy; plus, SaaS evolves to PaaS and DaaS, giants partner to capture mid-market revenue, Oracle expands its SAP lawsuit and MySQL causes an uproar. Read these stories and more software news of the week in the latest SandHill.com Software News Summary.
Poll: Incremental Innovation?
Can the technology industry grow on incremental innovation or will it take a “new new thing” for real profits?
Last week, readers speculated on whether Sybase could remain independent and successful amid rapid vendor consolidation.
More at SandHill.com:
Web 2.0 companies will spend $4.6 billion by 2013, Forrester predicts.
Venture capital investing slows in first quarter.
Microsoft acquired Farecast for an undisclosed sum.
Mike Bradley named CEO of Apprion.
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