Business Strategy for Software Executives
January 29, 2007
Leaders of the Next Information Revolution
Software vendors must welcome the “Enterprise Architects,” a group which has emerged as the critical link between business and IT architecture.
By Allen Brown, The Open Group
Famed economist Peter Drucker wrote in 1999 that the focus of the IT revolution has not been on information, but rather on technology - technologies that assisted with data collection, storage, transmission, analysis and presentation, but not the information itself. Drucker correctly predicted that the next information revolution would ask about the meaning of information and its purpose.
Software VC 2006: Larger & Later
The latest figures from the National Venture Capital Association show $5 billion was funneled into software startups in 2006, keeping software the largest single category of venture investment. But Matt Miller of WaldenVC points out the trend towards larger seed rounds and a shrinking number of VC firms overall. Read Matt’s analysis of 2006 investing, see the top 20 software VC deals of the year, and uncover more software VC trends in the latest post to his SandHill.com Blog, The Picky VC.
Funding the Next Big Thing
Business software is moving from simplifying and specializing towards a new wave of innovation. Jonathan Klein of Topline Strategy Group looks closer at what portion of software investment is devoted to new technology innovation and finds evidence of an emerging trend in this week’s post to the SandHill.com Blog on innovation.
New Blog: Letter from China
Veteran software executive, David Scott Lewis, joins SandHill.com’s list of featured bloggers. As senior VP of Startech Global Corporation, David offers a candid view of business and life in the world’s largest market. The inaugural post reviews the latest China-bashing book and points readers to more reputable sources of information.
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News Update: It Takes a Planet
The EU flexes its muscles, India quantifies its potential, and the U.S. scrambles to remain competitive; plus, Sun makes friends, EMC pledges integration and everyone reports earning. Read these stories and more software news of the week in the latest SandHill.com Software News Summary.
SOA Tops List for CIOs in 2007
A new McKinsey survey of CIOs finds many are eager to deploy services-oriented architecture (SOA) in outward-facing systems this year. Read more about this and other CIO plans for the year in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
Poll: A SOX Rollback?
A new report calls for a rollback in Sarbanes-Oxley regulations in order to keep the U.S. competitive.
Last week, readers gave their opinions on the future of SCO. What do you think?
More at SandHill.com:
Silicon Valley booming again after 5-year slump.
Clarabridge receives $7.2 million.
Hyperion buys Decisioneering.
Adobe names Mark Garrett executive VP and CFO.
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