Business Strategy for Software Executives
July 7, 2005
Software that Makes CIOs Happy
Top IT executives from Unilever, BP, Lockheed Martin and Kaiser Permanente provide insight on what software vendors can do to improve their product offerings.
By Maryann Jones Thompson, Sand Hill Group
Most I.T. buyers would say that software vendor behavior has improved over the past 5 years. Since the recession when businesses dramatically slashed I.T. budgets, software companies have had no choice but to improve customer relations and product quality in order to remain competitive.
But CIOs speaking at Software 2005 say there is still much room for improvement in software buyer-vendor relations.
Poll: Significance of Wipro Exec's Move?
In last week's poll, readers provided their insight on how the software business will perform in the third quarter. Click here to give your opinion and see the results.
Analyzing the Analysts
Don't miss Vinnie Mirchandani's post to the SandHill.com Blog on the Voice of the Customer which examines the role of industry analysts in the software industry today.
And Paul Lavallee advises readers to be aware of Bing-Fa in his addition to the SandHill.com Blog on Software in China.
If you have a post for the SandHill.com blog, email us.
Enterprise 2005 Just 1 Month Away!
Request your invitation to be a part of Enterprise 2005, the software industry's most elite event. Two hundred software CEOs and professionals will gather in Pebble Beach, Calif. on August 7-9 to discuss "New Opportunities." Keynote presenters will include SAP's Bill McDermott, Adobe's Bruce Chizen, Symphony Technology Group's Romesh Wadhwani, Salesforce.com's Jim Steele, and Disney's Tony Scott. To request an invitation and find out more about the conference, click here.
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