Business Strategy for Software Executives
March 5, 2007
The Next Wave of Enterprise 2.0
Web 2.0 pioneer Ross Mayfield describes his vision for what will ñ and what wonít ñ define the next few years in social software for business.
By M.R. Rangaswami, Sand Hill Group
Enterprise 2.0 technology is revolutionizing the knowledge workplace. And despite debates over the name and definition, experts agree that the core concepts and business-driving power of Enterprise 2.0 will only continue to grow.
As founder and CEO of the pioneering wiki company, Socialtext, Ross Mayfield has helped make Enterprise 2.0 a reality. Since its founding in 2002, Socialtext has acquired 2,000 clients and is now working to shape the next generation of community-driven, simple-yet-powerful Enterprise 2.0 tools.
SandHill.com spoke with Ross about the evolution of “Enterprise 2.0” and why the next phase of development will be very different from that of the enterprise software industry.
The BI Squeeze
Oracle’s acquisition of Hyperion was inevitable according to Tony Baer of onStrategies. His look at the deal illuminates IBM’s position and fuels speculation that a business intelligence buying frenzy is on its way. Read more in this week’s post to the SandHill.com Blog on Merger Mania.
8 Best Practices for Alliance Marketing
In the tech industry, aligning with the right partners in the right way can mean the difference between success and failure. A new survey of software, hardware and services vendors reveals eight best practices for unlocking the potential of alliance marketing. Glenn Gow of Crimson Consulting explains how software companies can use the findings to improve or validate their existing practices in this week’s post to the SandHill.com Blog on Software Marketing.
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News Update: The Power of 3
Oracle makes its third-largest acquisition ever and helps software stocks recover from the Tuesday sell-off; plus Adobe moves into SaaS, open source investment tops $2 billion and Ray Ozzie speaks up. Read these stories and more software news of the week in the latest SandHill.com Software News Summary.
DON’T MISS: Improve Productivity in Services
Services operations are variable, and measuring their performance is complex. But a company can raise their productivity by managing demand, assigning tasks by the cost of resources, and increasing labor's efficiency. Read how in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
Poll: Which BI Vendor is Next?
Oracle’s $3.3 billion Hyperion buy means business intelligence vendors will be the most popular M&A targets in 2007. Which vendor will be acquired next?
Last week, readers gave their opinions on whether $1.5 billion verdict against Microsoft will be a deterrent to other vendors who licensed the Alcatel-Lucent MP3 technology. What do you think?
More at SandHill.com:
Google moves YouTube ahead.
PostPath receives $12 million.
All the latest analysis of the Oracle-Hyperion merger.
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