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By Mark Suster on April 16, 2013
This is my third post in a series on Enterprise Software. In part one I covered the need for early-stage enterprise software companies to build up professional services staff to ensure successful implementation projects. This goes against the conventional wisdom of VCs. In part two I talked about how to ensure that your professional services [...]
By Chirag Mehta on January 31, 2013
Many enterprise software vendors sympathize. “We know it’s a bad experience” or “We will fix the usability.” One of the reasons the software is not usable is because the makers never had any empathy for the end users who would use it. In many cases the makers didn’t even know who their end users were; [...]
By Michael Krigsman on January 28, 2013
Enterprise software, long a complex domain only of interest to specialists, has become the darling of venture capital investors and start-ups. This post presents context and concludes with advice for CIOs on navigating the changing enterprise software landscape. Enterprise software eats the world (photo credit: Michael Krigsman) To get a sense of growing interest in [...]
Posted in Enterprise, Entrepreneurship, Featured Posts, Trends & Concepts | Tagged aaron levie, cloud computing, Enterprise, enterprise software, Enterprise Startups, software as a service, startups, Vinnie Mirchandani, wall street journal | 1 Response
By Rakesh Malhotra on January 2, 2013
Most of the discussion around PaaS these days tends to focus on the rapid application deployment capabilities. That’s the easiest thing to demo in a 3-minute video so it tends to get the headlines. I believe that in 2013 we will move on from this eye candy and dig into some of the higher value [...]
Posted in Enterprise, Featured Posts, Platforms | Tagged application inventory, cloud computing, Cloudfoundry, enterprise software, gartner, holy grail, paas, platform services, private PaaS | 7 Responses
By Michael Krigsman on December 26, 2012
Although cloud computing holds the promise of innovation and business transformation, buyers remain focused on cost and are confused over license models.
By Chirag Mehta on December 1, 2012
I don’t believe in gamifying enterprise applications. As I have argued before, the primary drivers behind revenue and valuation of consumer software companies are number of users, traffic (unique views), and engagement (average time spent + conversion)…
By Michael Krigsman on November 16, 2012
Cloud, social, and mobile computing have transformed the technology landscape. Here are tips to help you remain relevant in these changing times.
By Krishnan Subramanian on November 12, 2012
Last week I attended the analyst event organized along with Workday Rising 2012 conference. Workday Rising is Workday’s (previous CloudAve coverage)(Disclosure: Workday is the sponsor of CloudAve and this is my own personal opinion but they paid for my travel and stay) user conference and it was their attempt to interact closely with their customers [...]
Posted in Application Software, Featured Posts | Tagged #wday, Analytics, big data, bigdata, ensw, Enterprise, enterprise software, insights, Technology, technology summit, workday, workday analytics, workday recruit, Workday Rising, workday rising 2012
By Chirag Mehta on November 1, 2012
While in Brazil, describing his country, one of my friends said, “We have all the natural resources that we need to be a self-sufficient country and we have had no natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes. The only disaster that we had: we …
By Michael Krigsman on October 29, 2012
CIO’s face significant challenges regardless of their skill, experience, and ability. Learn how to align with the business to drive innovation and transformation.
By Martijn Linssen on October 16, 2012
Olivier Blanchard made me do it. @martijnlinssen As far as I can tell, incompetence isn’t a driver of failure. It’s a driver of advancement. — Olivier Blanchard (@thebrandbuilder) October 16, 2012 And it is. Definition of advancement? Coming up soon. But this is the driver for most, if not all, of your life: work, [...]
By Michael Krigsman on July 24, 2012
Although many claim to be influencers and thought leaders, relatively few have earned that particular honor. Here’s Dennis Moore’s list of enterprise software experts on whom you can rely and trust.
By Michael Krigsman on July 12, 2012
There are consultants out there who will take advantage of the client. Here are some tips to protect yourself.
By Michael Krigsman on July 6, 2012
Here are seven ideas to help you choose a professional services company for your cloud implementation.
Posted in Application Software, Business, Enterprise, Featured Posts | Tagged CIO, cloud computing, Cloud ERP, e-commerce, enterprise software, Michael Krigsman, netsuite, Service provider | 2 Responses
By Krishnan Subramanian on March 29, 2012
Box (previous CloudAve coverage), the enterprise software company formerly known as Box.net, yesterday announced Box OneCloud, their enterprise grade cloud platform to unify business information. With this announcement, they solved a major pain point experienced by the business users. They have also added some social features which will hep them fend off the competition from [...]