Meet the Maker of Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs
Suzanne McChechnie Klahr left law school to found Build, a group that works with teens to foster business savvy and entrepreneurship. Read Suzanne's story and find out what you can learn about innovation from today's youngest business leaders in this month's installation of Software Personalities.
Get Inside the Minds of Today's Thought Leaders
The SandHill.com blog takes a fresh approach: Choose a timely and strategic topic impacting the software industry, invite the industry's sharpest thinkers to give their two cents and post the results on SandHill.com. Last week's blog on consolidation brought a variety of viewpoints. Read it here and be sure you saw all five posts.
This week, the SandHill.com bloggers turn their attention to Software as a Service: Can this pricing model go mainstream? Today, twenty percent of software leaders surveyed for CEO Outlook 2005 say their company is already leveraging the SaaS model. Read our experts' predictions for the future of software pricing. To become part of the blogging team, email email@example.com.
Software 2005 Just 4 Weeks Away!
Momentum is building behind the industry's largest vendor-neutral gathering: Software 2005, April 26 and 27 in Santa Clara, Calif. With 7 great keynotes, 4 compelling panels, 60+ actionable breakout sessions, and 2,000+ CEOs, VPs and VCs to meet, you won't find a better opportunity to network with peers and learn what's on the mind of industry leaders. This year's theme, "The Building Blocks for Success," takes an in-depth look at the various challenges facing software companies today: from fundraising to operational best practices to strategic planning to exit strategies. Registration is filling up fast. It costs only $1,195 for yourself, plus two of your colleagues to attend - but you must register by April 15. Click here to find out more and click here to register now.
Who "Gets" Customers Best?
As Bob Schmonsees discusses in this week's editorial, sales and marketing have historically had different perspectives on how best to win business. What's your opinion: who understands customers' needs better, sales or marketing? Take this week's Pulse Poll.
More at SandHill.com:
Read the enterprise software industry news of the week >>
Monitor the latest software venture capital deals >>
Scan the list of last week's software M&As >>
See who's made it to the top in our list of recent software executive appointments >>
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