Business Strategy for Software Executives
December 10 , 2007
India Arriving: The IT Story
A scholar shares his first-hand perspective on how India’s high-tech industry came to life - and what will shape its future.
By Rafiq Dossani, Stanford University
Editor’s Note: India’s software, software services and software-enabled services industry had revenue of $48 billion in 2006 and aims to grow that figure 30 percent annually through 2015. Rafiq Dossani, a professor at Stanford University, chronicles the rise of the South Asia powerhouse in his new book, “INDIA ARRIVING: How This Economic Powerhouse is Redefining Global Business.”
This essay, adapted from the author’s book, focuses on the rise of India’s communications and technology sectors by taking a look at the skyline of a small town, the history of economic reform and the drivers which will determine the industry’s future.
Linux Desktop Redux
New data shows Linux adoption on the desktop is increasing – but remains primarily at small businesses. Guy Smith of Silicon Strategies Marketing says that’s a good thing. Read how the snowball effect may mean Microsoft’s day with destiny is approaching in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on open source.
Questioning the SaaS Decision
As the use of on-demand software in the enterprise continues to grow, CIOs need to be sure they’re asking the right questions before adopting the model. Judith Hurwitz of Hurwitz & Associates offers a quick list of considerations in this week’s post to the SandHill.com Blog on SaaS.
Publish Your Perspective!
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DON’T MISS: The Evolving Role of the CMO
Many chief marketers still have narrowly defined roles that emphasize advertising, brand management, and market research. They will have to spread their wings. Read why in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
News Update: India’s Quintuple Double
More big numbers on India’s economy; plus, questions for the future of open source, questions about Novell’s accounting and questions about who will build “tech’s Prius.”
Poll: Can India Hit $15B?
Will India’s software companies be able to meet the industry’s goal of $15 billion in revenue by 2015?
Last week, readers speculated as to how long it takes to make a SaaS company profitable.
More at SandHill.com:
Tech startups eye IPOs again after a long lull.
Real-time analytics vendor, Cernium, receives $10 million.
IBM acquires Arsenal Digital Solutions.
JasperSoft, an open-source business intelligence software solutions provider, named Brian Gentile as President and CEO.
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