Steve Jobs: Make Room
Vinnie Mirchandani of Deal Architect looks at the debut of the Bloom Box and its implications for the future of software and technology innovation. Read more about why Apple may soon become an “also-ran” in this post to the SandHill.com Blog, Software 2020.
Churn Prevention – Effective SaaS Tech Support
Lee Weiner of LogMeIn explains the heightened importance of solving customer problems quickly in the SaaS world. Read more about how churn prevention strategies can help improve customer relationships in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on service and support best practices.
The Week in the Cloud:
March 5, 2010
Kamesh Pemmaraju recaps the latest news, deals and thought leadership in the cloud computing space. Read this week’s post on RSA conference highlights, the new Cloud Security Alliance and Steve Ballmer’s proclamation about a cloud-based future for MS Office.
Get Your Pass to Attend the Cloud Business Summit
SandHill.com publisher M.R. Rangaswami is hosting the Cloud Business Summit on March 15, 2010 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The first five readers to click here will receive a "Friends of SandHill.com" pass to the event.
DON'T MISS: Marc Benioff on Software 2020
SandHill.com's new thought leadership series debuted last week with the salesforce.com CEO's perspective on a cloud-driven future for enterprise software.
DON'T MISS: Enduring Ideas: The Three Horizons of Growth
Based on research into how companies sustain growth, the “three horizons” approach illustrates how to manage for current performance while maximizing future opportunities for growth. Experience this interactive presentation from The McKinsey Quarterly.
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Top Stories from the Past Week
- Forrester Research explains why businesses still hate enterprise software. (InfoWorld)
- VCs push StartUp Visa act to help foreign entrepreneurs remain in U.S., create jobs. (BusinessWeek)
- The Next Big Thing: The Wall Street Journal’s Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies. (WSJ)
- Jonathan Schwartz reveals Sun fended off Apple, Microsoft IP lawsuit threats. (CNet.com)
- Ten Years After the Dot-Com Peak, NASDAQ Hasn’t Recovered. (CNet.com)
The Latest Software Business News on SandHill.com
All Headlines: Google announces business app store for Google Apps.
VC Activity: PanTerra lands $4 million for cloud SaaS products.
M&A Deals: Google buys DocVerse, maker of MS Office plugin.
Executive Moves: AppDynamics names Frank Swain senior VP of worldwide sales.
Quote of the Week
"We believe that the concerns related to cost of ownership are primarily due to the installations of on-premises packaged applications, where internal support requirements and vendor maintenance contracts are a significant burden to IT shops, often causing other projects to take the back seat."
- Forrester Research principal analyst Paul Hamerman in a new report on customer feelings on enterprise software.
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