Business Strategy for Software Executives
June 26, 2006
Offshoring Webinar This Week!
Software CEOs and VPs are invited to join the Sand Hill Group and Persistent Systems for a webinar, ìTrends, Strategies and Best Practices in Outsourced Product Development.î The online event will be held at 11:00 a.m. Pacific on June 29. Sand Hill Groupís M.R. Rangaswami will provide actionable data on product development trends and Sheng Liang of Seven Networks will share the most important takeaways from his offshoring experience. Click here to find out more and register for this informative event.
Erik Kellerís SandHill.com oped, ìThe Death of Packaged Apps?î spurred much debate about the trend of enterprises moving to build their own software rather than buy it. In this weekís post to his SandHill.com Blog, Erik updates his build-vs.-buy case with the latest data and thinking.
With the popularity of the on-demand and software-as-a-service (SaaS) models, it is no wonder that many companies are trying to re-position themselves into the space. Christopher Cabrera of Xactly offers his perspective on the characteristics that separate the players from the pretenders in this week’s post to the SandHill.com Blog post on On-Demand/SaaS Reality.
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Is Your Company the “Next Big Thing”?
Enterprise 2006 is just around the corner! The ninth annual invitation-only gathering of software CEOs and investors will take place in Pebble Beach, Calif. on October 8-10, 2006. One of the event’s most popular sessions allows a select-group of fast-growth software CEOs to present why their company will be the next Microsoft, SAP or Oracle. Click here to nominate your company for this prestigious opportunity and visit the Enterprise 2006 site to find out more about the conference. Act now - the deadline for nominations is July 15!
A big quarter may be a good sign for the whole industry; plus upheaval at Novell, Ellison’s missing donation and Microsoft’s “forgotten monopoly.” Read these stories and more news of the week in the SandHill.com weekly news summary.
Oracle’s quarterly results show significant application revenue growth. Do you think their $19 billion in acquisitions is starting to pay off?
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Last week, SandHill.com readers gave their opinions on the impact of Bill Gates’ departure on Microsoft’s future.
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Salesforce.com readies partner tool.
Read the most important enterprise software industry news of the week >>
Dataupia receives $15 million.
Monitor the latest software venture capital deals >>
EMC buys two.
Size up last week's software M&A deals >>
Datalogic names Scott Raskin as CEO.
See who's made it to the top in our list of recent software executive appointments >>
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