A Conversation with the Founder: Ajay Shah, Smart Modular Technologies Inc.
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 SandHill.com Blog, Return Leaders.
VP of Trust and Other New SaaS Titles
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 SandHill.com Blog on SaaS Reality.
Cloud Technology Best Practices From the Field - Part I
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 SandHill.com 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
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Top Stories from the Past Week
- Oracle Calls HP’s Lawsuit Against Hurd “Vindictive” (ComputerWorld)
- Newsmakers: HP's Donatelli Wins 3Par, Status as CEO (Reuters)
- VMWare Buys Integrien, TriCipher (Barron’s)
- Ohio Bans Offshoring as It Gives Tax Relief to Outsourcing Firm (ComputerWorld)
- CA Technologies Agrees to Purchase Security Outfit Arcot for $200 Million (Information Management)
The Latest Software Business News on SandHill.com
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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