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Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of SaaS vs. On-Premise

As Cloud technologies continue to evolve, more and more software buyers are seriously reviewing and evaluating software as a service (SaaS) solutions against on-premise offerings. While there are many factors that influence which deployment model... More »

How to Penetrate a Mature Software Market? BonitaSoft CEO Says Open Source is Key

Business process management (BPM) isn't exactly new; as a management and improvement approach, it's been around. As a market for software developers, BPM doesn't, at first glance, appear to be rife... More »

Microsoft Dynamics in the Cloud: Are You Ready?

This year’s Microsoft Convergence Show had a record-breaking 10,000 attendees. During the show, Microsoft showed off its hybrid cloud strategy for their Dynamics products . Dynamics CRM can now deploy identical software both onsite and... More »

14 Ways You're Likely to Blow It When It Comes Time to Sell Your Software Company

Falcon Capital Partners , based in Radnor, Pa., has helped more than 200 technology CEOs find a path to liquidity (and, sometimes, retirement) via mergers and acquisitions. Managing director Mark Gaeto has more than 25... More »

Most Software Startups Blow It In Beta; Mobile Developer Apsalar Shows Another Way

A few months back, San Francisco-based developer Apsalar raised $5 million in venture capital, bringing its total funding to $5.8 million from three investors. While it's true that Apsalar is in a hot space --... More »

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How Mindbody grew fast in an overlooked niche: 14 tips

by Grant Buckler , Senior Writer, SoftwareCEO Mindbody Software started in what looks like a pretty small niche: appointment scheduling for yoga and Pilates studios. Not as small a niche as you think.... More »

Microsoft Dynamics in the Cloud: Are You Ready?

This year’s Microsoft Convergence Show had a record-breaking 10,000 attendees. During the show, Microsoft showed off its hybrid cloud strategy for their Dynamics products . Dynamics CRM can now deploy identical software both onsite and... More »

Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of SaaS vs. On-Premise

As Cloud technologies continue to evolve, more and more software buyers are seriously reviewing and evaluating software as a service (SaaS) solutions against on-premise offerings. While there are many factors that influence which deployment model... More »

Marketing, sales, and finance tips: no-cost help for the bootstrapped ISV

by Gordon Graham , Editor, SoftwareCEO No successful software CEO spends money unless he really has to. That's why we keep scouring the web for free resources for software execs. But time is money too,... More »

13 Tips: How SaaS firm eProject prospers in the land of the giants

by Adam Stone , Senior Writer, SoftwareCEO Most software CEOs would be terrified of venturing onto turf controlled by the likes of Microsoft and CA . But not Seattle-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendor, eProject . The... More »

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