Business Strategy for Software Executives
October 13, 2008
When the Levee Breaks
SaaS customers and vendors need to work harder to ensure business continuity in order to avoid a business disaster.
By Joe Ruck, BoardVantage
“Now, cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good, When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move.”
Saas is a great way to deliver software efficiently and effectively, but all too often it can be used as a way to do a run around IT. In doing so, critical IT functions such as ensuring security and system reliability can be short-circuited. Companies must apply sufficient consideration to questions of business continuity rather than relying on the brand name of their SaaS vendor to ‘always be there’.
America’s Education Crisis
The U.S. has maintained its leadership position in the worldwide economy despite a lowering of educational standards. Jon Fisher argues that America must reinvest in education to maintain the lead in the next era of science- and technology-driven industries. Read Jon’s perspective in his SandHill.com Blog, “Strategic Entrepreneurism.”
SaaS in a Scary Economy
The agile development process coupled with a savvy SaaS approach can help software companies survive challenging times. Paul Giurata of Catalyst Resources explains why in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on SaaS.
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Creating Organizational Transformations
If organizational transformations are to succeed, change can’t be thought of as a single, standardized process. Read the results of this new McKinsey Global Survey in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
News Update: Tech's "Nuclear Winter"?
Experts weigh in on how software companies will survive the financial crisis; plus IBM bets big on the cloud, Pentagon issues open-source guidelines, SAP users balk, Facebook co-founder exits and Oracle and Symantec keep buying. Read these stories and more software news of the week in the latest SandHill.com Software News Summary.
Poll: SaaS in a Recession?
Will SaaS vendors ride out the financial crisis better than other software companies?
Last week, readers gave us their opinion on whether SMBs can thrive in a down economy.
More at SandHill.com:
Survey says bad economy is good for SOA.
Browser technology maker Adaptive Blue receives $4.5 million.
HCL beat out Infosys to acquire SAP-consultancy Axon.
Sudip Nandy named CEO of Aricent.
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