How to Speed Your Time-to-Market
Larry Steele of Savvis explains how software companies can leverage the cloud to speed their time to market in this post to the SandHill.com Blog "SaaS Secrets for Success."
“But How Does Virtualization Make You Feel?”
Guy Smith of Silicon Strategies Marketing says too many software vendors don’t take the time to explore the motivations underlying the purchase of their products. Read why in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on software marketing best practices.
Take Part in an Executive Networking Dinner
Join Sand Hill Group's M.R. Rangaswami, ServiceSource executives and customers on Tuesday evening, March 8, at Parcel 104 in Santa Clara, Calif. for an intimate networking dinner and lively discussion about service industry trends and innovative ways to optimize recurring service revenue streams. Seating is limited to 20 executives, so please take this opportunity to RSVP today!
Why US Productivity Can Grow Without Killing Jobs
Private-sector innovation and the spread of best practices can raise growth rates and spur employment. Read how in this analysis from The McKinsey Quarterly.
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Top Stories from the Past Week
- Global CIO: As HP Stomps, Software Industry Shakes (InformationWeek)
- Cloud Computing Bubble Looks Like Dot.Com Bubble, Warns UBS (SF Chronicle)
- IBM Sweetens the Pot for Partners (Computerworld)
- Nasscom Offers Snapshot of the State of IT Services (Silicon.com)
- Cuban and Gilder Hurl Insults at Venture Capitalists (Forbes.com)
Join Global Innovation Leaders at Confluence 2011
Taking place March 11 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Confluence 2011 is an exclusive globalization summit for executives to understand latest trends in global innovation, engineering optimization and opportunities in emerging markets. Sand Hill Group's M.R. Rangaswami will be moderating a panel at this 2nd annual event which brings together senior decision makers from the Software, Semiconductors, Telecom/Networking, Healthcare (Medical Equipments) verticals. Find out more and register at www.confluence2011.com
The Latest Software Business News on SandHill.com
All Headlines: Ford taps cloud-based prediction market
VC Activity: Virtual Instruments receives $22 million.
M&A Deals: Autodesk pays $39 million for Ridge Numerics.
Executive Moves: Rob Booth named VP of Worldwide Sales at Riverbed Technologies.
Quote of the Week
“Investors may be more highly concentrated among these top [cloud computing] performers than even during the dot com bubble, adding a further element of risk particularly if the cloud names cannot sustain their growth momentum.”
- UBS on the formation of a cloud computing bubble
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