Not Quite a 12-Step Plan But CloseI was speaking with a top executive of a major software firm this week regarding morale and the economy. She indicated that her firm’s strategy for layoffs follows a predictable pattern:- Step 1 – Do a round of layoffs that cut out a lot of dead wood and kill several programs/initiatives that probably should have been cut some time ago.
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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 Firms That Use These Workers Could Be Hurt, Too!When Microsoft announced its layoffs this week, they also indicated that a number of non-U.
60 Years for Texas Ponzi SchemerTexas is not a place where you want to be tried for crimes. Take it from someone who lived most his life there, criminality is very much frowned upon there.
Why he couldn’t have acted aloneAccording to the Financial Times, former Satyam chairman Raju may have been quite busy in the deception he orchestrated. In this article, we learn that:The former chairman of Satyam Computer Services inflated the size of the outsourcing company’s workforce by nearly one-quarter and siphoned off the wages of the fake employees, Indian authorities have claimed.
Best Practice in IT Management - Has PPM's time come?PPM (Project Portfolio Management) software products have been around several years now.
CEO InterviewA couple of weeks ago, I chatted with Oren Michels of Mashery and that conversation is still rattling around my mind. Why?
A PSA and CRM Link-upLast week, NetSuite made a number of announcements regarding their OpenAir PSA (Professional Services Automation) solution and the integration this product line has with Salesforce.com’s CRM product line.
What was going on at the World Bank?Check out this piece in the Guardian.
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.