What was going on at the World Bank?Check out this piece in the Guardian.
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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.
Did SAP & Oracle cut loose staff?There have been a number of web sites reporting planned or executed layoffs at various software firms.
Psst - Hey, what kind of margin is that software getting?The long-running dispute between SAP and Oracle over the TomorrowNow case is moving to a settlement stage but not without some fireworks along the way.
What you can learn from a court filing and some news storiesThis weekend, I read about (by my count) the fourth class action suit being filed against Satyam, its management and PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC). This particular filing Satyam court filinghas a very up-to-date and complete chronology of events in it and provides a great backgrounder for anyone just catching up on the Satyam situation.
Indian Media Sees Overly Kind Treatment of Ex-ChairmanThe Hindu today reported that former Satyam Chairman Ramalinga Raju has been treated with "white gloves". Specifically, the former executive has been given a very different treatment than that encountered by another famous Indian executive involved in a less spectacular situation.
Could PWC, SEC and others help me out here?When I read the resignation letter of Satyam’s CEO, it triggered a number of questions for me.
The Enron of India (Probably!)The news today re: Satyam is really bad.
Overheard at the electronic water cooler....Check out the Alliance@IBM website for some interesting reading.
A Relevant and Robust Offering for today's IT organizationsI had a chance to speak with Marc Olesen – VP SaaS for HP Software and Solutions recently. We discussed HP’s offerings in the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) and IT Management spaces.
Big and Small, Local or International - Operational Excellence a Global MandateThe big news this weekend was that U.S.