Software for Affinity Networks

Feld Thoughts

I’m been looking around for software to help me manage an increasing number of affinity networks. The post Software for Affinity Networks appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Technology affinity networks networks softwareThese are networks that I’ve created around different topics, such as the books I’ve written – like Startup Communities and Venture Deals – as well as topics I’m exploring with small to medium sized groups of people.

Software Maintenance "Empty Calories"

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At a conference in 2006, I presented a Top 10 list of technology expenses which to me represented "empty calories". Top of that list was Software Maintenance with the likes of Oracle, IBM and SAP Unbelievably, in the dozen years. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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. Rally started out life as F4 Technologies. I remember my friend Ryan Martens sitting down with me and Chris Wand around 2001 and walking us through his idea for changing the how he approached managing the software development process.

5 Exciting Technologies That Need Your Execution Help

Startup Professionals Musings

DNA image via Wikipedia As a business advisor and technologist, I often think about the large array of opportunities for entrepreneurs as technology seems to be evolving faster and faster. Amazing progress is being made in underlying hardware and software, and costs have plummeted.

The Change Checklist – How To Boost Employee Productivity Through Software


Software programs and online tools can help employees to exceed your expectations where productivity is concerned and allow your team to be efficient in their work. Keep reading to learn how technology can help you to promote productivity in your business.

Essential Business Software Every New Business Needs


Increasingly, it’s good software that does the trick. While in some arenas the human touch is irreplaceable, it’s no secret that technology has revolutionized communication, data sharing and storage, and sheer connectivity. Accounting and Finance Software.

The Technology Cold War

Start Up Blog

What you probably didn’t hear, is that we’ve now officially entered The Technology Cold War. But Çhina, doesn’t only make hardware, it also has its own local versions of all the software and apps we use daily. The post The Technology Cold War appeared first on Steve Sammartino.

Founder Interview: RedMane Technology’s Tony Lakier

The Startup Magazine

Tony is the Founder and CEO of RedMane Technology. He has some insights on technology and how to use it to impact the world. Technology is just one of our tools. Our work spans everything from technology strategy and needs analysis to systems development and ongoing maintenance.

Why software is eating the (technology) world

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I must admit ever since my research for The New Polymath where I presented a whole variety of multi-dimensional case studies, I groan when I see a pure-play software, hardware or telecom company or executive talk about dominating the world. Industry Commentary

What is HMI Software?

The Startup Magazine

Human machine interface (HMI) software gives computer operators a way to manage and interact with a system. Typically HMI software is designed to support one of the levels though some applications support both. Benefits of HMI Software. Here are the benefits of this software.

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. We have a long list of fundamental software problems that haven’t been solved. The word software didn’t even exist.

8 Keys To Market Delivery Of Innovative Technologies

Startup Professionals Musings

Big technology breakthroughs don’t always correlate directly to the mind of customers, so your challenge is the translation. Make that a way to bridge a big technology change to customers and employees. A new technology usually needs a business model that is also a paradigm shift.

The spotty technology globalization record

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My reaction was technology vendors, not just SAP, are actually inconsistent when it comes to global matters compared to companies like Unilever or. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP I read a few tweets today about how SAP does “global well” and how SuccessFactors reflects it.

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6 Emerging Trends In Education Technology


The wealth of new technologies available to universities is transforming the learning landscape. Even the design of universities is changing with technology inspired learning spaces and automated attendance monitoring being used. The use of gaming technology for deep learning.

Can You Track An Employee’s Cell Phone Without Installing Software?


If you provide company-owned phones, laptops, or vehicles, then you may legally install some forms of GPS tracking software. But what if you want to track an employee without installing software? Others business security phone tracking software

Great Entrepreneurs Sell Solutions, Not Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though I love technology, I always cringe when an entrepreneur starts his investor pitch to me by touting his new technology. They have forgotten that new technologies are perceived by most customers as causing more pain than the problems they eliminate.

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. Technology companies now build Levittown-style products that are appropriate for a wide range of industries. This Levittown model is the future of payments software.

Austin Technology Council’s Amber Gunst is Focused on Growing and Scaling Austin Software Companies


Helping 10 Austin software companies to become billion-dollar companies and another 100 to $100 million in revenue in the next decade is the big hairy audacious goal of the Austin Technology Council.

Startups Need To Build Solutions, Not Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Technical entrepreneurs love their technology, and often are driven to launch a startup on the assumption that everyone will buy any solution which highlights this technology. Customers buy solutions, not technology. New technology does not necessarily make better solutions.

Account-Based Marketing Software & Tools


Choosing the right account-based marketing software can be a messy process. Some ABM software is an add-on to an existing tool. Some companies sell relevant software but not explicitly for ABM. Software can help with each: Identify the right accounts and targets within them.

An epic time for enterprise technology

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Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry CommentaryLike most, I have watched many a “One more thing” announcement by Steve Jobs. While it made many run out and line up for blocks when Apple introduced that shiny new thing, it inspired the author in me to write.

Comparing Board Management Software: Top 5 Considerations

Board Effect

A board portal is a governance software solution that provides boards with a secure platform for conducting all aspects of board business. While that sounds great, there are several things to consider in a board management software comparison.

How to Protect IP When Outsourcing Software Development

Up and Running

We live in an era when technology permeates every aspect of our lives. For a lot of non-technical founders—that is, entrepreneurs with a business idea but without technical expertise— sourcing software development talent is critical.

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Technology Is Still Essential To Non-Tech Startups

The Startup Magazine

Competition is high in a technology-based society today. We hear about the many startups that are technology-based, but what about the startups that are not tech-based? Technology for Non-Tech Startups. The software is the technology behind the convenience.

Accelerating Technology Change and Continuous Learning

Feld Thoughts

At dinner last week, my long time friend Dave Jilk (we just celebrated our 30th friendship anniversary) tossed a hypothesis at me that as people age, they resist adopting new technologies. People working in information technology tend to take a producer perspective. The following is an observation more purely from the perspective of the consumer of information technology. Discrete technology advances are giving way to continuous technology advances.

How Successful Companies Utilize Technology


It’s no secret that technology plays a pivotal role in how businesses conduct daily operations and market themselves. Cloud Computing & Synced Device Technology. A large movement towards cloud computing and synced-device technology is well underway. by Jessica Oaks.

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. Yes, the software patent process is a mess. I say this with conviction even after I survived the process, and have a software patent pending.

Magnitude Software Acquires Simba Technologies


Austin-based Magnitude Software announced Tuesday plans to buy Simba Technologies, a data and analytics firm. “This acquisition furthers our strategic vision to enable enterprise-wide visibility and insights for corporate performance management,” Chris Ney, Chairman & CEO of Magnitude Software, said in a news release. “As As data heterogeneity […] The post Magnitude Software Acquires Simba Technologies appeared first on SiliconHills.

Understanding How New Enterprise Software Is Licensed And Deployed


The decision process to purchase new enterprise application software can be daunting. A critical part of the evaluation process is to clearly understand the flexibilities a software provider offers to license and deploy the solution for your use.

Great Businesses Focus On Solutions, Not Technologies

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though I love technology, I always cringe when an entrepreneur starts an angel investor pitch to me by touting his new technology. They have forgotten that new technologies are perceived by most customers as causing more pain than the problems they eliminate.

Virtually Limitless – The Untapped Potential Of Collaborative Software


American business has been at forefront of establishing creative new technologies and innovations that streamline productivity and make work more effective and efficient. Typically, this software allows a business to house all of the necessary functions of a business under one program.

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. We wouldn’t permit in any other area of technology the sorts of claims that appear in thousands of different software patents.

How To Choose The Best Project Management Software


Running a business is never easy and since software became part of the business ecosystem, things have only gotten more complicated. Your company will have a very particular set of needs and requirements that will shape your search for the best project management software from start to end.

How To Find, Vet And Hire A Software Consultant

YFS Magazine

If you are running a business, chances are you will need the services of a software consultant at some point. Grow Operations software consultant software engineer technology

Run Better Board Meetings With Portal Software

The Startup Magazine

An increasingly popular solution is board portal software. Their board portal is the software of choice for Crown corporations and credit unions. With board portal software, that orchestration is easier than ever before.

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. While a bunch of software engineers I know thought software patents were bogus, I had trouble getting anyone else to speak out against software patents. Martin Fowler, a software developer, had a well thought out article titled SoftwarePatent.

The Coming Shift in Enterprise Software

Both Sides of the Table

Put simply Chuck is amongst the smartest and most knowledgeable leaders in the CRM industry and in the components I consider the future of enterprise software — voice driving input/output, chat-based computing and mobile-first design. Chuck as a software visionary understood this.

Misconceptions About Video Collaboration Software And Uses


From the blurry sound environments and sketchy visuals to connecting issues, the technology has evolved a great deal to provide businesses with the kind of connectivity they need to win their markets everywhere. Cloud-based software solutions eliminate the need for any expensive hardware.

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. After spending nearly 20 years selling startup software and services to big companies, I can safely say I’ve seen thousands of “Return on Investment” (ROI) slides.

Banking Sector: Choosing Software Solutions To Improve Business Processes


Technology Push. Technological advances offer a great number of channels for customer interaction. They are looking for digital software solutions that are aesthetically pleasing, highly personalized and context aware.

Startups Must Tout Market Needs Before Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though I love technology, I always cringe when an entrepreneur starts his pitch by touting his new technology. He has forgotten that new technologies are perceived by most customers as causing more pain than the problems they hope to eliminate.

Hangar Technology Lands $6.5 Million for Drone Software Development


When a drone can deliver a burrito to a hungry college student, it’s no longer just a novel technology but a major innovation for businesses. This summer, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration […] The post Hangar Technology Lands $6.5 Million for Drone Software Development appeared first on SiliconHills.

The Brave New World of Software and Services

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Globalization and Technology Offshoring (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant) Outsourcing Negotiations/Best Practices On the anniversary of GE’s launch of the Industrial Internet, CEO Jeff Immelt presented an update last week in Chicago. You can watch his full talk here.