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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


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?

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Software Company

Up and Running

Since the term “cloud computing” was coined in 1996—at least as we have come to understand its meaning—the software as a service industry has exploded.

Rally Software Acquired By CA Technologies for $480 Million

Feld Thoughts

Congrats to my friends at Rally Software on the announcement that they’ve signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by CA Technologies for $480 million. Ryan had a vision for an integration web-based system to layer on top of all of this to help support and manage the software development process.

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.

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.

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.

Gamechanger ahead for Apple-centric Software Vendors

47 Hats

Software as a Service online apps when they finally got good enough for regular people to use blew the old desktop revenue model up. personally hope we’ll see a big uptick in Mac desktop software that doesn’t suck (databases anyone?) The post Gamechanger ahead for Apple-centric Software Vendors appeared first on

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

Shortening The Small Business Software Selection Process


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

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.

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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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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Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development


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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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.

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

The End Of “Build It Yourself” Software


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

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.

How startups can use open source software to compete against the big guys

The Next Web

Although established giants like Microsoft have proprietary software and systems, much of today’s internet is built on open source software.

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

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.

Software Development Estimates, Where Do I Start?

Diego Basch

For some reason many people discuss the problem of estimating software development timeframes without properly understanding the issue.

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.

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.

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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Is Free Intranet Software Really Free?


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

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.

Not Using Social Media Software? It May Be Costing You

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The surprising connection between software and ROI, revealed

Why Resource Planning Software Is Necessary For Small Business Success


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

10 Rocketing Software Sales Trends for 2016

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

How Software Developers Really Spend Their Time

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

Enterprise Software Churn: The NetSuite edition

deal architect

Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) SAP Nation Book This continues a series showcasing customers which are adopting two-tier, ring fence, third party maintenance strategies or outright replacing their core enterprise applications. NetSuite has shared with us.

Enterprise Software ChurnRimini Street keeps rolling

deal architect

The general presumption in the enterprise software marketplace is customers stay loyal for lifetimes – the more realistic thinking, of course, is they stay loyal for long periods, but not that long. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP When I was researching SAP Nation, I was.

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

This Fast Software Can Whip You Up an Antibody


Each color and bend represents information about the amino acids that comprise the antibody, explains Berrondo, whose company, Macromoltek, made this model […] The post This Fast Software Can Whip You Up an Antibody appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin