Brian Sommer

Brian is currently CEO of TechVentive, a strategy consultancy serving technology providers and other firms. He is also a research analyst with Vital Analysis.

Latest Posts

HP's SaaS PPM solution

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.

January 5, 2009 by


Software & Services - 2009 dictates value delivery a must

Sunday morning - 7 am – suburban ChicagoDriving down a major retail stretch of roadWhizzing past one closed retailer after another – many of these now closed for goodPass a worker removing signage from a failed retailerGoodbye 2008 Goodbye to an economy based not on what we needed or what we could affordGoodbye to a business economy that wasn’t connected to the basics of a solid business model for a number of years.

January 4, 2009 by


Satyam - The sharks are circling

New Year’s Resolution – Help Satyam get a new owner and managementOn the 19th, I did a lengthy piece discussing the proposed and then rejected acquisitions Satyam’s management recently endorsed. Satyam is a major provider of outsourced services.

December 30, 2008 by


Spammers – Best wishes for 2009!

SatireWhile many bloggers and mainstream tech pundits are pulling together their legitimate “Best of 2008” column or “Trends for 2009” predictions, I thought I’d take a different approach this holiday season. I’d like to send best holiday wishes to those tireless workers (and their army of 24/7 zombie computers) who craft the spam that fills up our in-boxes.

December 21, 2008 by