Guy Smith of Silicon Strategies Marketing examines Leo Apotheker and his new role as CEO of HP in this post to the SandHill.com Blog, Megavendor Watch.
Lean Thinking, IT-Business Alignment, and Value Engineering in Software
Even with proper software, a company may not be prepared to think in a lean manner. Ci&T’s Leonardo Mattiazzi pairs agile software with lean thinking to produce value engineering in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on Research and Development.
Boosting the Productivity of Knowledge Workers
The key is identifying and addressing the barriers workers face in their daily interactions. Learn more in in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
Cloud Execs: Join Our Dinner Event in the Boston Area Nov. 9
Sand Hill Group is co-hosting an exclusive dinner event on Tuesday, November 9 at 6:00pm at Henrietta's Table inside the Charles Hotel Cambridge, Mass. The topic for the evening will be "Achieving Technology Leadership in the Cloud" and will discuss implications for ISVs and software-centric organizations. We will also share highlights from our "Leaders in the Cloud" research study. Cloud executives from the Boston area are invited to attend the event for an exclusive dinner and an evening of thought-provoking and insightful peer discussions.
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Top Stories from the Past Week
- Ozzie’s Departure Fuels Concern About Microsoft Bench (Bloomberg Businessweek)
- IBM: Mobile, Cloud Apps Will Rule Developers' Worlds by 2015 (eWeek)
- Indian Offshoring Giant Infosys Boosting U.S. Hiring (ComputerWorld)
- Forrester Downgrades U.S. IT Spending Forecast (ComputerWorld)
- Rumor Watch: Should Oracle Buy EMC? (Seeking Alpha)
The Latest Software Business News on SandHill.com
All Headlines: Gartner forecasts “timid” IT spending growth in next five years.
VC Activity: VC deals may be slowing its pace, but Angels are picking up slack.
M&A Deals: EMC in exclusive talks to buy Isilon.
Executive Moves: Palo Alto based Accellion named Kieran O’Shaughnessy Director of Sales.
Quote of the Week
“I was surprised he went to Microsoft…I was surprised he stayed as a long as he did. I’m not surprised that eventually there was organ rejection here.”
- Paul Saffo, managing director at Discern Inc., on Ray Ozzie’s departure from Microsoft
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