The End of an Era
S. Sadagopan of Mahindra Satyam pays tribute to C.K. Prahalad as an “aggressive die-hard activist” who has influenced “wide swaths of people in all walks of life.” Read more on the impact of C.K. Prahalad in this post to his SandHill.com Blog, The Deep End.
Beware the TCO Trap
Tim Minahan of Ariba counsels customers that they won’t achieve savings targets and transformational goals with technology alone. Read why a relentless focus on ROI and TCO is not the path to achieving business objectives in this post to the SandHill.com Blog, New Era, New Thinking.
Guy Smith of Silicon Strategies Marketing looks at the latest mobile platform market share figures and the results of strategic moves by Microsoft, Apple, RIM and Google in this post to the SandHill.com Blog Outlook for Emerging Tech.
Top 5 Cloud Strategies for CIOs
Kamesh Pemmaraju shares approaches for enterprise cloud computing adoption and Gartner’s perspective on the impact of open source on cloud computing in this post to his SandHill.com Blog, Leaders in the Cloud.
DON’T MISS: M&A Teams: When Small is Beautiful
Large M&A departments aren't essential for making successful acquisitions. Read why in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
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Top Stories from the Past Week
- Venture-cap investments rise in 1Q, as optimism up (AP)
- Ex-SAP CEO Apotheker joins U.S. software firm (Reuters)
- VMware hints at plans for joint effort with Salesforce.com (Computerworld)
- 10 challenges Microsoft must overcome in 2010 (eWeek)
- IBM profit beats forecasts, boosts 2010 guidance (CNBC)
The Latest Software Business News on SandHill.com
All Headlines: Apple earnings up; next-gen phone returned.
VC Activity: Talend receives $8 million.
M&A Deals: Oracle pays $685 million for Phase Forward.
Executive Moves: Karen Tegan Padir named VP of Products and Marketing at EnterpriseDB.
Quote of the Week
“I think that we are likely to see at least moderate pickup in investment activity as we go through the year 2010."
- Bill Wiberg, general partner at Advanced Technology Ventures, on Q1 VC investment totals.
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