Guy Smith of Silicon Strategies Marketing explores the hard numbers behind Apple’s success and why innovation won’t be enough to dominate tech market in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on software innovation.
Social Media's Impact on Email
Tom Gibson of Slipstream Advantage Group looks at why Google and Facebook are giving email a new lease on life in the enterprise in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on Enterprise 2.0.
The Rise of the Networked Enterprise
McKinsey's new survey research finds that companies using the Web intensively gain greater market share and higher margins. Read how in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
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The Cloud Industry Summit at Cloud Connect brings together investors, entrepreneurs, and the cloud computing industry for two days of discussion, dialog and networking March 7-10, 2011 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Sand Hill Group's M.R. Rangaswami chairs this exclusive track which includes views from leading thinkers, global executives, and financial experts on to survive and thrive in an era of on-demand IT. Click here to review the agenda and register for this industry-shaping event.
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Top Stories from the Past Week
- Oracle Woos SAP User Base with Financial Analytics App (CRM Buyer)
- Microsoft turns up the heat on Salesforce.com, Oracle (Computerworld)
- Venture funding hits two-year high in 2010 (CNET)
- India Has Its First $1 Billion Dot-Com: Is 2011 the Year of the Indian Internet? (DailyFinance)
- IBM Gets 5,896 U.S. Patents in 2010: Highest for 18th Year in a Row (Economic Times)
The Latest Software Business News on SandHill.com
All Headlines: 5 big themes for Business Intelligence in 2011.
VC Activity: IT management vendor Sonian receives $9 million.
M&A Deals: RightNow acquires native language search firm Q-Go.
Executive Moves: E2open named Michael Schmitt Senior VP of Marketing.
Quote of the Week
“... As customers reach maturity with their existing ERP applications, particularly when upgrades may be risky and expensive, all bets will be off. Oracle wants to be in every one of those consideration.”
- Nucleus Research Vice President Rebecca Wettemann on Oracle’s new finance app aimed at SAP’s user base
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