By Dion Hinchcliffe on October 15, 2014
The vision Salesforce has for market-facing engagement is the right one: Tear down data, app, and user experience silos between marketing, sales, operations, and support. But does their cloud measure up to this vision yet?
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By Paul Greenberg on October 15, 2014
Customer engagement is becoming a hot subject and the associated technology offerings are out there. Listen to Paul Greenberg’s random thoughts on customer engagement, a post-CRM world and some status updates.
By Brian Sommer on October 15, 2014
Powerful Human Resources analytic tools were in abundance at the recent HR Technology show in Vegas. But can/will HR departments buy these solutions? Probably not — unless the HR group itself changes.
By Dion Hinchcliffe on October 14, 2014
The enormous crowd here is streaming into the main keynote with Marc Benioff here at Moscone Center on Tuesday. it’s nearly 1pm PT and the main hall is filing up quickly. I’ll live blog the event here as much as possible given that the Ethernet for industry analysts isn’t working, but the private Wifi is, […]
By Sadagopan on October 14, 2014
It is now common knowledge that digital is changing the fortunes of many business – impacting both positively and negatively, depending on their level of preparedness to embrace digitalization…
By Evangelos Simoudis on October 13, 2014
A large corporation recently requested my advice on how to set up and structure their venture fund, which they wanted to base in Silicon Valley. This corporation had initially set up a venture fund in the late ‘90s to invest in Internet startups. By 2002 they closed down the fund after determining that its portfolio […]
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By Jason M. Lemkin on October 13, 2014
There’s a lot of Internet advice that makes a lot of sense, but not necessarily in SaaS. Somewhat bad advice that entrepreneurs share again and again, without having really tested the ideas behind that advice. One bit of advice you hear again and again, that I 93% disagree with, is “Fire The Customers That Don’t […]
By Denis Pombriant on October 10, 2014
Just as we were trying to digest the HP announcement that it would cleave amoeba-like into two distinct entities, Symantec has announced the same intent. This also follows eBay’s announcement that it would spin off PayPal, so says the New York Times. And what do eBay and HP have in common? Meg Whitman. What’s going […]
By Bob Warfield on October 10, 2014
Jason Lemkin says forget building wireframe UI’s and start out interviewing 20 customers, because you just won’t understand your customers until you do. Here’s the gist of why you need 20 interviews before you do anything else: And you have to do 20. I know it’s hard to get to 20. But it’s the right […]
By Jason M. Lemkin on October 10, 2014
Recently I spent some time with two seemingly similar SaaS start-ups. Both are at about $100k in MRR (congratulations!). Both have happy, enthusiastic customers. Both have really great products and are organically growing. Both have great founder CEOs. But even though both are now at $1m ARR … one is just so much better positioned […]