Oracle’s Mergers and Acquisitions: Who Will Be Next?
Stephen Jannise of Software Advice looks into Oracle’s history of acquisitions and wonders which company will be enveloped next in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on Megavendor Watch.
The Art of Pricing Software - Revisited
Antony Awaida’s pricing matrix makes pricing software less like the arbitrary prices of a hotel’s poolside cabana and more like a formula in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on Software Pricing.
Do You Need a Cloud Strategy? – Part 1
Kamesh Pemmaraju shares his knowledge of cloud strategies after interviewing forty CIOs and tech executives in this post to his SandHill.com Blog, Leaders in the Cloud.
How U.S. Multinationals Drive Economic Growth
As one of the primary sources of economic growth, U.S. multinational corporations could provide insights into how to sustain the U.S. economy over the long term. Read why in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
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Top Stories from the Past Week
- Ellison lashes out at HP board over Hurd exit (CNET)
- Salesforce Patent Settlement a win for Microsoft Azure (PC World)
- Suit Could Cost Oracle $1 billion (SF Gate)
- H-1B Visa Fees Could Rise by $2,000 for Each Application (eWeek)
- U.S. Senate Targets Indian Outsourcers (BusinessWeek)
The Latest Software Business News on SandHill.com
All Headlines: SAP competes with Oracle in open-source software.
VC Activity: MedNetworks receives $5 million in Series A funding.
M&A Deals: LinkedIn acquired SaaS company mSpoke.
Executive Moves: As One Technologies named David P. Wicker Chief Executive Officer.
Quote of the Week
“In losing Mark Hurd, the HP board failed to act in the best interest of HP's employees, shareholders, customers and partners... The HP board admits that it fully investigated the sexual harassment claims against Mark and found them to be utterly false.”
- Oracle CEO Larry Ellison in an email to the New York Times on the HP board decision for Hurd’s resignation.
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