Software Pulse
September 9, 2010

S. SadagopanThe New World of Cloud-Powered Outsourcing

Services firms can leverage the disruptive nature of cloud computing to deliver new value to their enterprise clients.

By S. Sadagopan, Mahindra Satyam

In the fast changing world of technology and outsourcing, many forces are at play. And for the outsourcing industry, any development - be it hardware, software, service delivery or something new - will change the business significantly.

Cloud computing is rapidly changing the climate of enterprise IT - and the outsourcing business along with it. The disruptive nature of the cloud model will mean outsourcers will have to adapt for success in the next era.


New Webinar: Cloud To-Dos for ISVs’s MR Rangaswami and Kamesh Pemmaraju are joined by OpenQ’s CTO, Otavio Freire, and Ness Software Product Lab’s VP of Strategic Consulting, Neil Fox in a new webinar for software executives on September 16, 2010, at 11:00 AM EST. The discussion will cover the type of applications companies are moving to the cloud, the top barriers to cloud adoption and the top five implications and cloud to-dos for ISVs. Click here to register and find out more.

A Conversation with the Founder: Ajay Shah, Smart Modular Technologies Inc.

Javier Rojas

Javier Rojas of Kennet Partners conducts a series of discussions with founders whose capital-efficient businesses are recognized “return leaders” in this post to his Blog, Return Leaders.

VP of Trust and Other New SaaS Titles

Peter Cohen

As corporate titles became more important than the actual position, Peter Cohen decides to rebrand several positions to truly reflect the nature of the jobs in this post to the Blog on SaaS Reality.

Cloud Technology Best Practices From the Field - Part I

Kamesh Pemmaraju

Kamesh Pemmaraju begins a new series on the many technical challenges in cloud technology and the best practices to maneuver around them in this post to his Blog, Leaders in the Cloud.

Innovation and Commercialization - McKinsey Survey Results

After coping with the global economic crisis, companies are beginning to aim for growth again. But their approach to managing innovation and the challenges they face haven’t changed. The survey results suggest a few ways to improve. Learn more in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.

New Webinar: A Renaissance in Software Quality

Today's application architectures require that quality assurance and testing organizations transform themselves into strategic lifecycle partners, working with all parties both inside and outside the organization to champion software quality. Join publisher M.R. Rangaswami as he moderates a thought-provoking discussion,
“Is Quality An Afterthought? Moving from Gatekeepers to Strategic Business Partner,” with Kate Gentry of AutoDesk and James Shaw of Cognizant. The webinar will take place on Sept. 29 at 11am Pacific.

Click here to learn more and register now.

Poll: Clouds Over Outsourcing?

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Top Stories from the Past Week

  1. Oracle Calls HP’s Lawsuit Against Hurd “Vindictive” (ComputerWorld)
  2. Newsmakers: HP's Donatelli Wins 3Par, Status as CEO (Reuters)
  3. VMWare Buys Integrien, TriCipher (Barron’s)
  4. Ohio Bans Offshoring as It Gives Tax Relief to Outsourcing Firm (ComputerWorld)
  5. CA Technologies Agrees to Purchase Security Outfit Arcot for $200 Million (Information Management)

The Latest Software Business News on

All Headlines: Ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd makes waves in his move to Oracle as Co-President.

VC Activity: Indian IT companies venture into vendor financing.

M&A Deals: IBM continues its buying spree with another $20 billion by 2015.

Executive Moves: Sunnyvale based Blue Coat System named Michael J. Borman President and Chief Executive and Brian M. NeSmith Chief Product Officer.

Quote of the Week

“Oracle has long viewed HP as an important partner... By filing this vindictive lawsuit against Oracle and Mark Hurd, the HP board is acting with utter disregard for that partnership, our joint customers, and their own shareholders and employees. The HP Board is making it virtually impossible for Oracle and HP to continue to cooperate and work together in the IT marketplace.”

- Oracle CEO Larry Ellison on HP’s lawsuit against former HP CEO Mark Hurd.

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