Business Strategy for Software Executives
March 10, 2009
SaaS: Market or Market Advantage?
Christopher Cabrera of Xactly looks closer at the debate over whether SaaS is really a “market” in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on SaaS.
Time to Move from Perpetual Licenses
Jim Geisman of Software Pricing Partners explains why it is time to move away from hardware-based and perpetual licensing in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on software pricing.
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DON'T MISS: How to Transform a Generation
While many first-world young adults have been fortunate to be raised as the "SaaS Generation,"Ray Umashankar is using technology to change the destiny of the less-fortunate in India. As recipient of recent grants from the SHG Foundation the Dell Foundation, Umashankar shares the mission of his ASSET India Foundation and what software executives can learn from his success. Read more in this Social Entrepreneurs profile.
News Update: Precarious Predictions
PC shipments will nose dive in 2009; plus, a new federal CIO, a new report on offshoring and a new job for IBM's open source guru. Read these stories and more software news of the week in the latest SandHill.com Software News Summary.
DON'T MISS: Market Rebels and Radical Innovation
In this adaptation from Hayagreeva Rao's book, he explains the role of activists in making or breaking new markets, products, and services. Find out more in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
Poll: Another Billion-Dollar Vendor?
Will any of today's software startups ever reach $1 billion in revenue?
Last week, readers predicted whether today's "Generation SaaS" will be the IT decision makers when we come out of the recession.
More at SandHill.com:
Cloud computing gets some lofty new support.
Online invoice firm FastDue receives $5 million.
HR outsourcing services provider Gevity to be acquired by TriNet Group.
GroundWork Open Source names Peter Jackson president and CEO.
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