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Publisher / Editor @ CloudAve and Enterprise Irregulars. Industry Observer, Blogger, Startup Advisor, Program Chair @ SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs). In his "prior life" spent 15 years immersed in the business of Enterprise Software, at management positions with SAP, IBM, Deloitte, KPMG and the like.

6 responses to “Cloudy News from Startup-Land”

  1. http://www.infusionblog.com/company-info/a-sad-saas-week-netbooks-entellium/

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  2. Joseph Manna

    Zoli,

    Thanks for pointing the issue with the Spam Comment protection on the blog, I went ahead and turned that off in an effort to promote more open discussion on our blog.

    I’ve also updated our entry with the statement that Ridgely Evers provided.

    Thanks for dropping by and sharing thoughts and Cloud/SaaS news. :-)

    Thanks,
    Joseph Manna
    Community Manager, Infusionsoft

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  4. Allan

    SaaS will only decline less than other software models. When the overall pie shrinks, everyone shrinks. The question is how much SaaS will shrink – and I agree that it will shrink less than other types of software business models.

  5. Dean Carlson -- CEO of Viewpath

    How ironic! Too bad you’re not passionate about getting your facts straight.

    For the record, Viewpath wasn’t in development for 7 years. So if your not too lazy to contact me… I’ll gladly give the actual story line of surviving and succeeding in the start-up world.

    I’ll then be really interested to see if you have the business courage to post a correction.

  6. Zoli Erdos

    Dean,

    Thanks for commenting here. I think you misread this post, I did not claim that Viewpath was in development for 7 years.

    What I said was:
    – first few years in development
    – year or so trying to sell, not much traction
    – back to rearchitect
    – beta, finally now released

    So all together it took 7 years to bring a good product to market, but it obviously was not 7 years of development. I wrote this based on notes I took during our 1 1/2 hour phone conversation prior to Office 2.0.

    As for the final product, I said:
    “The first look at the product is promising, in fact we will cover it later in our PM 2.0 series.”

    I am very much looking forward to it.