Software Pulse
March 30, 2011

Josh NarvaHow to Hire the Best

Tech talent is as scarce as ever. Software companies must prioritize recruiting and update hiring techniques in order to make successful hires.

By Josh Narva, MarkLogic

How important is human capital in today's economy? Absolutely critical.

In fact, I believe the right people can do more to drive the success of a software company than any other factor. You can have a fantastically differentiated product and an undeniable target market but if you don't have the right people, your company can't execute on these opportunities.

Trouble is, the “right” tech workers are as hard to find as ever. Software executives must make recruitment a corporate priority and incorporate new recruiting techniques In order to make the best hires in the ever-competitive technology industry.


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5 Ways IT Can Establish Cloud Control

Darren Cunningham

Darren Cunningham of Informatica Cloud offers five tips for reining in enterprise cloud computing without being seen as a roadblock in this post to his new Blog, The Cloud in Action.

Business Collaboration in the Cloud

Kamesh Pemmaraju

Kamesh Pemmaraju looks at why companies are turning to SaaS solutions to drive productivity across global workforces in this post to his Blog, Leaders in the Cloud.

Who’s Hot in Europe

Ben Watkins of Intrinsic Executive Search presents the findings from a study of software industry professionals in Europe and reveals the hottest vendors of 2011 and the latest hiring trends in a new video in this post to the Blog on Predictions for 2011.

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McKinsey's Risk Roundup 2011

Top forecasters predict where this year's economic and political risks will be and why they matter. Read more in this analysis from The McKinsey Quarterly.

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Top Stories from the Past Week

  1. Software Sales Drive Oracle's Profit Up 78% (NY Times)
  2. Oracle’s Sun Purchase – Grading the Results so Far (ZDNet)
  3. Practical Analysis: Oracle Vs. HP -- Who's Got Your Back? (InformationWeek)
  4. The Next Tablet Battleground: The Enterprise (ZDNet)
  5. Java founder James Gosling joins Google (CNET)

Take the Future of Open Source Survey

The 5th Annual Future of Open Source survey is live online now. Click here to take the 2011 survey and provide your perspective on the trends shaping the open source space. Watch for a report of results in May on (read last year's analysis by North Bridge Venture Partners' Michael Skok here.)

The Latest Software Business News on

All Headlines: Forty percent of small businesses to move to the cloud.

VC Activity: Enterprise iPhone app developer Apperian receives $9.5 million.

M&A Deals: IBM buys Tririga.

Executive Moves: Eucalyptus Systems named Andy Knosp VP of Professional Services.

Quote of the Week

You can’t separate Oracle’s results from the overall environment... The demand for tech spending remains very strong.”

- Kevin Buttigieg, Collins Stewart analyst on Oracle's strong quarter

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