(Satire)This weekend I read where Microsoft is planning some retail stores along the lines of the successful stores that rival Apple has. If Microsoft hasn’t finalized the design of the stores, I’ve got some ideas.
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Many writers explore just one tech sector. Brian looks at the entire tech ecosystem to better understand the often conflicted relationships between software vendors, integrators, outsourcers and more.
Brian is currently CEO of TechVentive, a strategy consultancy serving technology providers and other firms. He is also a research analyst with Vital Analysis.
The issue isn't just SaaS vs. On-Premise - It's also about the speed that value is deliveredRecently, I had a good conversation with Jan Arendtsz of Celigo.
What should Tech Mahindra do next?Tech Mahindra (TM) paid around $351 million for a 30% stake in Satyam yesterday and has proposed buying an additional 20%.
One Size Fits All? I'm Not So Sure...Years ago, I did an evaluation of back office software packages that served small businesses but had robust international capabilities.
Axeda, Deloitte and the future of businessI had a great call the other day with Doug Standley of Deloitte and Brian Anderson of Axeda. The two firms have worked out an alliance but it’s the nature of the solution they are taking to market that’s so intriguing.
Great starter deck from major VC firmI've pitched for venture capital before and I appreciated a sample pitch deck a colleague sent me ahead of time. I've since helped others prep for their pitch sessions and most of the time, it helps.
(Hint: It's not banks!)Lunch time learningsLate last week I had lunch with the President and CFO of a mid-market firm.
40th Anniversary of the Peter PrincipleInc. magazine has reminded us this month that this is the 40th anniversary of the publication of the Peter Principle.
A Different Cut on the PPM Product SuiteI cover lots and lots of PPM (project portfolio management) software products. The other day I chatted with Yaron Sinai, CEO of Elementool, and I got a different view of the PPM space.
Tying PPM and APM TogetherCompuware recently briefed me on their new ChangePoint Application Portfolio Management (APM) product. Here’s my quick review.