Eight Steps to Cloud Success
Kamesh Pemmaraju of Sand Hill explains crucial steps for successfully transitioning to the cloud in this post to SandHill.com blog, Leaders in the Cloud.
SaaS Design Principle #2: Use Modular Design to Enable Upsell and Upgradability
Paul Giurata of Catalyst Resources explains how modular design plays a critical role in B2B SaaS and can enable orders of magnitude increases in profitability in this post to the SandHill.com blog, Voice of the Customer.
Guy Smith of Silicon Strategies Marketing describes an experiment his company conducted in marketing through Google and Facebook to see if social media really makes a difference; read about the result in this post to the Sandhill.com blog, Best Practices: Software Marketing.
Download a PDF report discussing select M&A transactions of public software and SaaS companies during May 2011. The report includes target TTM revenue, EVI revenue, and implied enterprise value.
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