Business Strategy for Software Executives
January 3, 2006
Looking Ahead to 2006
SandHill.com presents a wrap-up of the most insightful, forward-looking opinion pieces of the past year.
It is an exciting time to be part of the software business. The technological and business model changes our industry is experiencing (see "Seismic Shifts for the Software Market") present tremendous opportunities - and challenges - for both incumbent and startup software vendors.
Few will dispute the major trends going on in the software industry. But many experts debate the degree to which each trend will impact the business - and exactly when the impact will be felt. As we look towards the new year, SandHill.com reviews the opinion pieces which speculate about the industry's future.
Happy New Year!
10 New Opportunities for Software Vendors
Software 2006 Discount Extended to January 6!
Here's a holiday gift: bring yourself and two colleagues to Software 2006 for $1,195 - a $1,595 value - if you register before Friday, Jan. 6.
You'll be one of the 2,500 software CEOs, VPs, CIOs, investors, media, analysts and other professionals to gather at the Santa Clara Convention Center on April 4-5, 2006 for Software 2006, the single most important event for software business leaders.
The conference theme - Unifying the Ecosystem - will fuel productive debate about software industry challenges and solutions. Find out more at www.Software2006.com.
It's that time of year again: every analyst, consultant and industry-watcher must share his or her predictions about what 2006 will bring for the software business. Industry analysts like Gartner and IDC have provided their macro forecasts for the technology market. Here are the opinions of the enterprise software experts.
Don't miss the SandHill.com review of the stories that best typified the software business last year.
The analysts have had their say. What do you think? What will be the story which best represents the software business in 2006?
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Lots more "year-ahead" and "year-in-review" stories from around the Web.
Read the most important enterprise software industry news of the week >>
Edge Dynamics receives $12 million.
Monitor the latest software venture capital deals >>
Unica buys MarketSoft.
Size up last week's software M&A deals >>
New senior VPs at SOA software.
See who's made it to the top in our list of recent software executive appointments >>
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