Business Strategy for Software Executives
June 11, 2007
TCS’ CFO: Mastering Global Innovation
S. Mahalingam talks with BusinessWeek’s Steve Hamm about the importance of differentiation and the benefits of global delivery.
By Maryann Jones Thompson, Sand Hill Group
With more than $4 billion in revenue and 89,000 employees in 32 countries, Tata Consultancy Services is a global technology force to be reckoned with.
IBM-Watchfire to Forge New Ground
Software developers are rarely experts at IT security, and security professionals aren’t great at software architecture. Read why Tony Baer of onStrategies says that IBM’s acquisition of Watchfire could make strides toward bridging this gap in this week’s post to the SandHill.com Blog on SOA.
Overcoming the Challenges of Enterprise RSS
Security and scalability are only two of the hurdles that RSS technology must overcome in the enterprise. In the second part of “Is RSS Ready for the Enteprise?”, Yuval Tarsi of WorkLight examines the challenges and how to overcome each one.
Private Equity Marches On
Avaya and CDW are only the latest big tech companies to go private. Jeff Kaplan of THINKstrategies says many of today’s software PE deals are driven by the desire to move to SaaS. Read more in this week’s post to the SandHill.com Blog on Software Finance.
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DON’T MISS: On the Radar - Spiceworks
The ad-supported software business model has become a reality. Spiceworks has broken new ground with its IT management application for small businesses – and company is set to become the “poster child” of ad-supported software. SandHill.com interviewed CEO Scott Abel about what sets Spiceworks apart, why the ad-based model makes sense and what advice he has for other software entrepreneurs considering the leap to an ad-supported model.
News Update: A Tiger Tale
TCS launches a financial software division; plus, a narrow miss for H-1B visas, a hit for source forecasts and a barrage of M&A deals and more software news of the week. Read these stories and more software news of the week in the latest SandHill.com Software News Summary.
DON’T MISS: Applying “Lean” to App Development
Lean techniques, originally developed to reduce waste in manufacturing, are boosting performance in application development and maintenance. Read how in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
Poll: India – Threat or Partner?
Will the major Indian IT services vendors become competitors to today’s major software companies?
Last week, readers gave their opinions on how the transition to a mobile market will impact the enterprise software industry over the next two years.
More at SandHill.com:
The real cost of outsourcing.
OpTier receives $15 million.
Microsoft buys Stratature.
HP names Randall Runk as SVP of U.S. Sales for its Technology Solutions Group.
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