Getting Thinkers, Blamers, and Junkies to Align
Christine Crandell of Accept Software says marketing can improve its alignment with sales by recognizing the typical sales personalities and better meeting their needs. Read more about why context and timing are also key to marketing-sales alignment in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on software marketing.
Future Proof Your Licensing
Cris Wendt of Flexera Software says although licensing systems can be a limitation to your business, they can also be a strategic advantage if designed to embrace change. Read why in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on software pricing.
How to Predict the Next Economic Catastrophe
Jon Fisher shares his methodology for predicting economic cycles in this post to his SandHill.com Blog, Strategic Entrepreneurism.
McKinsey’s “Risk Roundup 2010”
Top risk forecasters highlight their picks for this year’s economic and political hot spots in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
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Top Stories from the Past Week
- FCC's broadband plan: $15.5B for deployment (Computerworld)
- Salesforce.com outage has customers tweeting (Computerworld)
- IDC sees cloud market maturing quickly (Datamation)
- EMC’s crazy plan to create a worldwide data cloud (GigaOM)
- Wipro to Boost U.S. Hiring (InformationWeek)
The Latest Software Business News on SandHill.com
All Headlines: Study says businesses start to embrace Windows 7.
VC Activity: Online commerce platform maker Magento receives $22.5 million.
M&A Deals: CA buys service-level-management vendor Nimsoft for $350,000.
Executive Moves: Jeffrey E. Engelmann named CEO of SMB cloud vendor EazyBusiness.
Quote of the Week
“The FCC has produced a balanced, comprehensive and forward-looking plan that should serve the country well... The U.S. has long needed such a plan to keep pace with other countries, and this plan, if implemented, will accomplish that objective.”
- Gigi Sohn, president of Public Knowledge, a digital rights group, on the FCC’s broadband proposal
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