SaaS M&A Brings Opportunities - and Challenges
Lincoln Murphy of Sixteen Ventures looks at the spate of recent SaaS acquisitions and identifies the potential pitfalls for both on-demand and legacy acquirers in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on SaaS.
The Data Deluge - Software’s Achilles Heel
Charlie Silver of Algebraix Data underscores the problems enterprises have managing data and the potential for innovative solutions from software vendors in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on emerging market opportunities.
Cloud Performance: A Bigger Obstacle than Security?
Kamesh Pemmaraju highlights the new challenge enterprises face in maintaining consistent performance from cloud applications and looks at the vendors working to solve the problem in this post from his weekly blog, Leaders in the Cloud.
The Basics of Business-to-Business Sales Success
B2B customers say they care most about price, but what they really want is a great sales experience. For sales reps, that means getting the basics right. Read how in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
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Top Stories from the Past Week
- SAP co-CEOs chart a bold new course (Businessweek)
- Making sense of Microsoft’s reorg (News.com)
- IBM buys AT&T’s Sterling Commerce for $1.3 billion (NY Times)
- Accel Partners lands RealNetworks’ founder Rob Glaser as a partner (VentureBeat)
- Q&A with Bill Joy on Sun's downfall, Microsoft's prospects, green tech (News.com)
The Latest Software Business News on SandHill.com
All Headlines: NASSCOM moves away from “outsourcing,” “offshoring”
VC Activity: Data management vendor Expressor Software receives $4.5 million.
M&A Deals: McAfee to buy Trust Digital.
Executive Moves: Open source platform Gluster names Ben Golub CEO.
Quote of the Week
“Companies that are too internally focused are sick... There's nothing healthy about being obsessed with your own internal nonsense. If there was a project that built bureaucracy into the company or required people to think about our internal stuff, we've killed those projects.”
- Co-CEO Bill McDermott on strategic changes at SAP
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