By Michael Coté on July 31, 2015
Recently, for my column over at FierceDevOps, I opined about doing ROI for DevOps. This topic comes up a lot as I note in my Pivotal post on the topic. Here’s a summary/excerpt of the three ways of thinking through it: 1.) Bottoms-up ROI: We know everything and have put it in this spreadsheet …if […]Full Story »
By Dion Hinchcliffe on July 31, 2015
It’s now clear to me that we must take bold new steps if we are to truly improve the state of workforce collaboration in most organizations. As the majority of us are doing it today, digital collaboration is largely stuck in the doldrums. The known issues are numerous: The tools themselves are either too complex, […]Full Story »
By Steve Mann on July 31, 2015
“I don’t want to belong to any club that would accept me as one of its members.”
Yet here I am, a member of the Don’t Do a Good Enough Job Selling the Value of Marketing club.
By R "Ray" Wang on July 30, 2015
A New CEO And A New Outlook Over 7000 people waded through the humidity of New Orleans in August to hear what new CEO Stephen Kelly had in mind for Sage. Over the past three years, Sage has faced changes in product roadmaps, leadership changes, and partner programs. As the company refocuses back to […]Full Story »
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By Michael Krigsman on July 30, 2015
For the right team, raising venture capital money can seem fast, simple, and easy. Here’s why it’s not that simple.
By Dave Kellogg on July 30, 2015
Change is hard in business. A few things routinely get messed up: Pulling the trigger. Think: “wait, are we still discussing this change or did we just decide to do it.” I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard that quote in meetings. I think continuous partial attention is part of the problem. […]
By Phil Fersht on July 30, 2015
A raft of luminaries ranging from Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak to the figureheads of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Facebook and Google, Yann LeCun and Demis Hassabis, have signed a petition warning of a “military artificial intelligence arms race” and calling for a ban on “offensive autonomous weapons.” Meanwhile, among the developer community, the discussion […]
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By Dion Hinchcliffe on July 29, 2015
While the bring-your-own-X trend has swung back and forth in IT, applications have long been more challenging to lock down than devices. Collaboration is now one of the most significant areas where user-led IT is growing.
By Vinnie Mirchandani on July 29, 2015
I saw this 1986 photo of Steve Jobs by Doug Menuez. “He is outlining what remains to be converted from analog to digital. Indeed, everything in the world — photos, film, music — that was not already digital by now, would soon be, as the digital revolution expanded.” In 1986. he was way ahead of […]
By Phil Fersht on July 29, 2015
So what do you do after a rollercoaster career working in ERP software, HR services, sourcing advisory and finally the BPO lead for one of the largest healthcare insurers? Where do you next take a career, which was centered on traditional services and outsourcing, when all you want to do is challenge the old model and […]
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By Vinnie Mirchandani on July 28, 2015
I was reviewing Duncan Chapple’s latest influence quadrant and thinking how much the analyst relations world has changed since my days at Gartner in the 90s a) Vendor product portfolios have exploded Microsoft needs a “One Microsoft” initiative to bring together its wide array of consumer and enterprise tech. In the last decade SAP has […]
By Jason M. Lemkin on July 27, 2015
We’ve talked quite a bit on SaaStr about Customer Success, and there’s a very specific reason for it. It’s one of the most non-obvious drivers of revenue growth in Years 3, 4, 5 and beyond of your SaaS start-up. More on that here. Customer Success can feel like a cost center in Year 1 (and […]
By Michael Krigsman on July 27, 2015
A world’s expert explains the essential elements you need to develop a profitable and successful business. Required reading for every executive.
By James Governor on July 27, 2015
HP is very much a company in transition, again, as it prepares for a demerger that will leave two Fortune 500 companies – HP Inc (PCs and printers) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (everything else). This post is about the latter. One issue with any analysis is that the situation could so easily dramatically change […]
By Paul Greenberg on July 27, 2015
Blackbaud and Gigya are two very different companies united by their victory as Watchlist winners. There are reasons they’ve won – impact in their markets. Blackbaud, dominant in its space; Gigya, creating a new one. Check them out.