How to Kill a SaaS Contract
Peter A. Cohen of SaaS Marketing Strategy Advisors shares four quick tips for how to ruin a perfectly good SaaS contract in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on On-demand/SaaS Reality.
Apple’s Descent into Proprietary Madness?
Guy Smith of Silicon Strategies Marketing says Steve Jobs’ battle against Flash ultimately erects a wall between users and the content they want. Read why Apple’s inflexibility could be a giant step towards its long-term undoing in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on mobile technology.
Former Compaq CEO to Lead Acadia
Kamesh Pemmaraju examines the latest developments in the cloud marketplace, including Michael Capellas’ takeover of private cloud vendor, Acadia, SuccessFactors’ purchase of CubeTree, IBM’s deal to buy Cast Iron, and analysis of the recent VMForce announcement from salesforce.com and VMware. Read the recap in this post from his weekly blog, Leaders in the Cloud.
Backing Up the Employment Forecast
Jon Fisher presents the research behind his recent economic forecasts on unemployment in this post to his SandHill.com Blog, Strategic Entrepreneurism.
Lead Your Company to Growth in 2010
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Five Forces Reshaping the Global Economy
The core drivers of globalization are alive and well, but executives are still grappling with how to seize the opportunities of an interlinked world economy. Read the results of a new McKinsey Global Survey in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
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Top Stories from the Past Week
- Wal-Mart picks SuccessFactors for Largest Enterprise Deal Ever (InformationWeek)
- Mozilla CEO John Lilly to step down and head to Greylock (News.com)
- 15 cloud companies to watch (Computerworld)
- IT sector shows big job gains in April, report finds (eWeek)
- HP to contest India’s $323 million claim (BusinessWeek)
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All Headlines: SAP’s vertical future.
VC Activity: Cloud Ruby-on-Rails developer Heroku receives $10 million.
M&A Deals: VMware buys GemStone to build cloud apps.
Executive Moves: Aggregate Knowledge names David Jakubowski CEO.
Quote of the Week
“Software has changed forever... Nothing like [this deal has ever been] done before--ever!--and the closest we can find is a client-server deployment PeopleSoft did for the U.S. Army for 600,000 people but you could never do 2.1 million with client-server.”
- Lars Dalgaard, SuccessFactors CEO on his company’s deal with Wal-Mart
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