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

The Disaster Recovery Items Few Consider

How Too Much of a Disaster Screws Up the Best Plans I spent a lot of time one night this week with the CFO of a coastal Texas organization that’s based between Houston and Galveston. That phone interview yielded some surprising observations about disaster recovery and how things might or might not work according to your firm’s disaster recovery plan.

September 21, 2008 by


What if.....

What if VCs, SAP, Your Marketing Team, etc. Designed the Stop SignI took a call last week from a friend of a friend who is trying to fight off a patent troll who happens to have a really obvious patent on a process that never should have been granted patent status.

September 5, 2008 by


How to Save a Lot of Coin, Easily, When Buying Software

Software Licensing Handbook – A Million Dollars Worth of Value                                                       Book Review Jeffrey Gordon has published the Software Licensing Handbook that is sure to save software buyers lots of money and cost vendors a lot more. It could also impact my colleague Vinnie’s Deal Architect practice, too, if a lot of folks read this.

August 29, 2008 by