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Software Is The New Oil

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

It makes sense to me that software is the oil of the information revolution. Companies that control the software infrastructure of the information revolution will sit back and collect the economic surplus of the information revolution and that will be a path to vast wealth and economic power. We are long software.

Software eats software development

Chris Dixon

Software is eating the world, and doing so using smaller and smaller teams. Small teams can have a big impact because software development (and deployment) has improved dramatically over the past decade. By allowing more people to program, these tools act as a force multiplier for the software industry. Services. Open Source.

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Software Patents

Gust

always advise software startups to file patents to protect their “secret sauce” from competitors, and to increase their valuation.

The Dentist Office Software Story

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I’ve been telling this fictional story about Dentist Office Software for years to describe why we are so focused on our “networks” investment strategy. Since I’ve never told the Dentist Office Software story here at AVC, I will do that and then I will add Albert’s alternate (and better) ending. anymore.

Fundamental Software Problems That Haven’t Been Solved Yet

Feld Thoughts

Since I don’t really celebrate Christmas, I end up playing around with software a lot over the holidays. This year my friends at FullContact and Mattermark got the brunt of me using their software, finding bugs, making suggestions, and playing around with competitive stuff. The word software didn’t even exist.

Software Eats Software Development

Peter Levine

They had a vision for a new way to develop software and created a new kind of company to pursue it. At a16z, we share this vision and I am honored to be joining the board and partnering with the company as they continue to build one of the great software success stories of our time. We just invested $100M in GitHub. How did they do it?

Zoho: what if the entire software industry ran like this?

deal architect

Just about a decade ago, I ran a guest column from Sridhar Vembu which was striking in that he promised to invert the traditional software model which typically invests 10 to 15% of revenues in product, and 50 to 60%. Enterprise Software (other vendors

The Academy For Software Engineering

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

A number of years ago, I wrote a blog post talking about the need to teach middle school and high school students how to write software.  So began my quest to see more computer science and software engineering in the NYC public school system.  But we do not want to be front and center in this story.

Getting A Software Patent Is Valuable But Frustrating

Startup Professionals Musings

Some argue to simply eliminate software patents, while others put their hopes in U.S. Patent offices can’t keep up with software technology.

Software vs Hardware

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

One of the things I am noticing is the trend to try to solve problems with software instead of dedicated hardware. That makes sense for a whole bunch of reasons, but the biggest ones are that the marginal cost of additional user is almost zero with software and that you can iterate your product much more quickly with software.

A Software Entrepreneur On The Madness Of Software Patents and Trolls

Feld Thoughts

I regularly get emails and have discussions with entrepreneurs who are on the receiving end of a software patent lawsuit. If you don’t believe me, read the latest rant from a young entrepreneur on the receiving end of a software patent lawsuit from a troll. Software patents are weapons of mass extortion. It is madness.

The Right Way To Do A Software ROI Analysis

Feld Thoughts

The “enterprise sales software ROI analysis” as a selling tool comes up over and over and over again. Following is his story.

Shortening The Small Business Software Selection Process

YoungUpstarts

Many of these tasks – accounting, billing/invoicing, marketing – can be streamlined and, in many cases, automated with the right software.

The Massive Downside of Agile Software Development

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here's why agile software development won't solve all your problems Every good comes with a bad.

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Building A Software Business? 3 Things Software Entrepreneur’s Should Know

YFS Magazine

Plan software software business software development software engineer software entrepreneurs starting a business startup lessonsFollowing these fundamentals may not guarantee success, but they will lower your chance of failure by decreasing the room for error.

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Software Patents

Startup Professionals Musings

I always advise software startups to file patents to protect their “secret sauce” from competitors, and to increase their valuation.

The End Of “Build It Yourself” Software

YoungUpstarts

Today in the tech industry, we’re entering an era of Levittown software, and the change is important for all businesses. Sound familiar?

Time To Really Deal With The Broken Software Patent System

Feld Thoughts

I’ve been railing against software patents  for a number of years. I believe software patents are an invalid construct – software shouldn’t be able to patented. Martin Fowler, a software developer, had a well thought out article titled SoftwarePatent. Patents abolish software patents software patents

A history of enterprise software

deal architect

That may sound like an oxymoron because innovation is supposed to be about breakthrough and brighter futures, but I am a big believer you learn from the past, Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP Many of my writing and speaking bios use the moniker “innovation historian.”

Infor: an inflection point in the software market

deal architect

Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (other vendors) Outsourcing (other vendors Malcolm talked about what he.

How much does it cost to start a software company?

The Next Web

How much money do you think it takes to start a software company? 10,000? 100,000? One Obviously, costs can vary heavily.

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Enterprise Software Churn: Microsoft momentum

deal architect

This continues a series about customer moves to reshape their enterprise software landscapes. When I was researching SAP Nation, I was impressed with how many customers are swapping out software, moving to third party maintenance, “ring fencing” the core solution. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Enterprise Software Spring Training

deal architect

Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Enterprise Software (other vendors Throughout March, in NDA settings and at more formal events, I am getting a chance to talk to executives at E2Open, Infor, Microsoft. NetSuite, Oracle, Plex, Rimini Street, UNIT4 and Workday. As with all the spring games being played all.

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Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development

SoCal CTO

They didn't feel they had visibility into timelines and costs for development of their software. They couldn't plan their business.

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Software Is Eating Marketing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

One VC argues that software is disrupting several industries in the 21st century, including marketing. software industry we could carve out.

How to Deliver More Software Projects On Time

Both Sides of the Table

There’s an old joke in software development, “How much time does it take to design software?” Set hard deadlines.

Free Software, Paid Support

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

have always found the free software approach to be instructive. But there is a very vibrant community of software developers that build things and then make them available to anyone who want to use them for free. But the ongoing time and effort of supporting and maintaining the software is not something that can be done for free.

Not Using Social Media Software? It May Be Costing You

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The surprising connection between software and ROI, revealed

Death of a (software) salesman?

deal architect

BusinessWeek had two recent stories – one was how quickly the bubble around rare earths has burst. Molycorp has filed for bankruptcy just a short couple of years after the world was fretting that China had a stranglehold on that. Cloud Computing, SaaS Industry Commentary

Magnitude Software Acquires Simba Technologies

SiliconHills

Austin-based Magnitude Software announced Tuesday plans to buy Simba Technologies, a data and analytics firm. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Austin

Why Resource Planning Software Is Necessary For Small Business Success

YoungUpstarts

Among them is the presence of a resource planning software for use in the management of various resources. Benefits of Purchasing the Software.

How Software Developers Really Spend Their Time

readwrite.com

It turns out, at least according to a survey conducted by software delivery service Electric Cloud , that developers spend almost 20% of their time.

10 Rocketing Software Sales Trends for 2016

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Get the latest tools to help your top-line take off

Software for Easy Project Management with Wrike

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

In addition, since everything is cloud-based, there is also no need for recurrent hardware and software updates. Project management is tough.

Potential Progress On Dealing With Software Patents

Feld Thoughts

Nick does a great job of describing the software patent problem, suggesting several solutions, and explaining how the Patent Quality Improvement Act helps the increasingly dismal situation around software patents. ” Regarding functional claiming, Mark says: “This is a problem that is unique to software.

Is Free Intranet Software Really Free?

YoungUpstarts

Image credit: Software from Shutterstock. Take intranet software. Most free intranet software vendors adopt a one-size-fits-all approach.

9 ways project management software can simplify complex projects

The Next Web

When you’re building your business, you want to make sure everyone is on the same page. Their favorite processes and tools are below. 1.

All Talks From Business of Software Conferences in One Place

Business of Software Blog

All the talks from previous Business of Software Conferences from one place. Great SaaS & Software Talks. Great talks on building SaaS and software businesses. Sarah Allen: What’s Your Software Saying to Customers Behind Your Back? Steli Efti: The Art of Selling Software. Keeping sane as a software CEO.

Microservices Essentials for Executives: The Key to High Velocity Software Development

For Entrepreneurs

Software is eating the world” – Marc Andreesen Companies thriving in the new world order have technology as a core competency. And despite the constant iteration and updates to their cloud application, their software is rock-solid reliable. They build complex cloud applications. How do they.

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What It's Like to Work at Peter Thiel's Secretive Software Startup Palantir

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Employees describe work life at the $20 billion software company