Business Strategy for Software Executives
June 18, 2007
Steve Ballmer: Unlocking the Value of Business Systems
Microsoft’s CEO underscores the impact of the Internet on the industry and shares his perspective on the future of software.
By Maryann Jones Thompson, Sand Hill Group
“I have to say, this is the hardest speaking assignment I’ve ever been given.”
Overcoming Your Fears of Outsourcing
Despite the challenges, many vendors have realized significant benefits from outsourcing. Steve Mezak, author of Software Without Borders, shares eight ways to improve management of oursourcing engagements as a way to mitigate the risks in this week’s post to the SandHill.com Blog on outsourcing best practices.
Publish Your Perspective!
The SandHill.com Blog wants your opinions. Send your thoughts on the enterprise software industry to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll publish them in our blog.
Delivering Software as a Service
The McKinsey Quarterly takes a look at the SaaS model and explains traditional vendors should take heed. Read why in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
News Update: Leaps & Bounds
A new report ranks the fastest-growing software companies; plus, lots of movement in the open source community and lots of development in the offshoring space. Read these stories and more software news of the week in the latest SandHill.com Software News Summary.
Poll: Fastest Grower of 2007
Which software company will take the title of fastest growing software company of 2007?
Last week, readers gave their opinions on whether Indian services companies will be threats or partners over the long term.
More at SandHill.com:
Ballmer says Google’s complaint is "baseless."
Corrigo receives $10 million.
EMC buys Verid.
Don McCall named CEO of Intervolve.
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