Securing software as a service

McKinsey

Here is how SaaS providers can meet the security needs of their enterprise customers. Risk Insights

Big software/lousy software

Seth Godin Blog

Software works as a business. Any time someone builds software that works better when others are using it too, the network effect has a chance to kick in. Online, the network effect allows some companies to clear the table, signing up hundreds of millions of users, creating software dynasties. And then, almost always, the software gets lousy. Apple’s software rarely gets significantly improved… Because we don’t have a choice (for now).

Software-as-a-Catalyst

Strategy+Business

According to this year's Global Innovation 1000 study -- an examination of the 1,000 public companies that spend the most on researching and developing products for their markets -- the world's major innovators are shifting more of their R&D to software and services.

Mapping the automotive software-and-electronics landscape through 2030

McKinsey

The market for automotive software and for electrical and electronic components is expected to grow strongly in the next decade. What must companies know to succeed? Automotive & Assembly Insights

On paying for software

Seth Godin Blog

The business of software is a bit of a miracle. Properly designed, software isn’t more expensive to create when more people use it. That’s one of the reasons that people hesitate to pay for software. There isn’t a feeling of scarcity, that the store will run out if it’s free… But of course, this overlooks the two-and-a-half essential missing factors: Businesses need money to make the software in the first place.

Taking Agile Way Beyond Software

BCG

Article Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Too often, agile remains confined to software development. But companies that successfully implement agile across their entire enterprise can create an exceptional customer experience and gain an edge over the competition. Article

Rethinking car software and electronics architecture

McKinsey

As the car continues its transition from a hardware-driven machine to a software-driven electronics device, the auto industry’s competitive rules are being rewritten. Our Insights

Five thoughts on software

Seth Godin Blog

Removing features to make software simpler doesn''t always make it better. The network effect , combined with the low marginal cost of software, means that there''s a race to have ''everyone'' use a given piece of software.

Bulger Partners – Strategy Consulting for the Software Economy

Management Consulted

Have we got a treat for you today, as we highlight up-and-coming software consulting firm Bulger Partners. Chris brought with him decades of experience advising software and tech clients in the IB world, and found that the skillset he was optimized to serve and consult for the new software economy. The software economy relies on the open exchange of ideas, and Bulger Partners has incorporated this mantra into the way its main office is structured. BULGER PARTNERS.

Reimagining software services for the cloud and the digital world

McKinsey

Customers expect software firms to do more to help deliver outcomes. Software vendors must therefore evolve their professional-services capabilities to meet the new needs. High Tech Insights

Business Software Simplicity is Essential

Management and IT Consulting

Based on research with top consulting firms, find out what’s most important to them as they look to automate and run their businesses more efficiently

The very same software

Seth Godin Blog

If you want to join a social network, well, the software that connects the titans of your industry is the very same software you can use. Something rare is happening, and it might not last long.

Cracking the Code in Private Equity Software Deals

BCG

PE firms must prepare to capitalize on the wave of software companies hitting the buyout market. Software industry expertise is essential for capturing outsized returns. Article Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

How Hardware Makers Can Win in the Software World

BCG

Suppliers of medical devices, building and factory controls, and farm equipment are among the many traditional hardware companies that are investing in new software and analytics-driven solutions. Article Thursday, May 26, 2016.

Will Your Software Help or Hinder Digital Transformation?

BCG

The Boston Consulting Group and CAST, a leader in software analysis and measurement, have established a partnership to help companies address functional, data, and technical complexity in their IT landscape and operations. Article Monday, May 02, 2016.

Bulger Partners – Strategic Advisers to the Software Economy

Management Consulted

Have we got a treat for you today, as we highlight up-and-coming software consulting firm Bulger Partners. Chris brought with him decades of experience advising software and tech clients in the IB world, and found that the skill set he was optimized to serve and consult for the new software economy. Bulger Partners works exclusively with businesses whose primary strategic assets are software and data. The firm touts sector expertise in: Enterprise Software.

Software is testing

Seth Godin Blog

Writing the first draft of a computer program is easy. It's the testing that separates the professional from a mere hack. Test and then, of course, make it better. The same thing is true with: Restaurant recipes. Essays. Web user interface. Customer service. Management techniques.

An executive’s guide to software development

McKinsey

This essential capability is a blind spot for many nontech leaders. Our Insights

Bulger Partners – Strategic Advisors to the Software Economy

Management Consulted

Have we got a treat for you today, as we highlight up-and-coming software consulting firm Bulger Partners. Chris brought with him decades of experience advising software and tech clients in the IB world, and found that the skill set he was optimized to serve and consult for the new software economy. Bulger Partners works exclusively with businesses whose primary strategic assets are software and data. The firm touts sector expertise in: Enterprise Software.

Bulger Partners – Strategic Advisors for the Software Economy

Management Consulted

Have we got a treat for you today, as we highlight up-and-coming software consulting firm Bulger Partners. Chris brought with him decades of experience advising software and tech clients in the IB world, and found that the skill set he was optimized to serve and consult for the new software economy. Bulger Partners works exclusively with businesses whose primary strategic assets are software and data. The firm touts sector expertise in: Enterprise Software.

Our software must get better

Seth Godin Blog

But software, software is different. one piece of software can be used by a billion people, no extra cost per person. Unlike candy or anything physical, it doesn’t cost more per user (not a penny more) to have more people use great software instead of settling for good software.

Telecom’s Twin Peaks: Software-Defined and Virtualized Networks

BCG

Software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) have already started to change the way that telecom networks are designed, deployed, and operated. Article Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Hardware is sexy, but it's software that matters

Seth Godin Blog

You can make software if you choose to. Not just the expected version of software that runs on a computer, but the metaphorical idea of rules and algorithms designed to solve problems and connect people. For years, the Mac was merely a container for Mac software.

Advanced analytics in software pricing: Enabling sales to price with confidence

McKinsey

Building advanced analytics such as dynamic deal scoring into the core commercial process helps software sales organizations price smarter, streamline the approval process, and win more deals. High Tech Insights

Supporting Your Firm's Growth Strategy Requires More Than Just Accounting Software

Management and IT Consulting

Every consulting firm reaches a point when they question if they have outgrown their current processes and technology solutions. Is now that point

5 Benefits of PSA Software for Consulting Firms

Management and IT Consulting

Professional Services Automation software (PSA software) helps to automate processes and streamline functions in a way that addresses some of the top challenges faced by consulting firms, and other professional services firms

Warfare, Software, and Industrial Design

Strategy+Business

Sprint and scrum, a design approach favored by the software industry, was behind many of the incredible innovations made by industrial and defense companies in the mid-20th century.

Cloud ERP and PSA Software for Services Firms

Management and IT Consulting

Experts, Bob Anderson, VP and Analyst at Gartner Research, and Warren Linscott, VP of Product Strategy and Cloud Operations at Deltek, discuss Enterprise Resource Planning software (ERP software) and Professional Services Automation software (PSA software) for Services Firms.

ERP and PSA Software Purpose-built for Services Firms

Management and IT Consulting

and Warren Linscott, Vice President of Product Strategy and Cloud Operations at Deltek, on hot trends in Enterprise Resource Planning software (ERP software) and Professional Services Automation software (PSA software) for services firms. Insights from Bob Anderson, Vice-President and Analyst at Gartner Research Inc.,

Symantec Says "Antivirus Software Is Dead"

MishTalk

The Wall Street Journal reports Symantec Declares Antivirus Software Dead , turns to minimizing damage from breaches. Symantec Corp (SYMC) invented commercial antivirus software to protect computers from hackers a quarter-century ago. Rather Curious Propositions Symantec has a rather curious proposition that essentially boils down to this: Hire us to learn how to minimize the damage once hackers break through our software.

How Software Is Helping Big Companies Dominate

Harvard Business

In fact, research suggests that big firms are dominating through their use of software. In 2011, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen declared that “software is eating the world.” Research by one of us (James) links this trend to software. Andrew Brookes/Getty Images.

Why Fixing Software Bugs Should Be the CEO’s Problem

Harvard Business

Software quality affects customers, employees, and the company’s reputation. Managing organizations Operations Technology Digital Article

Sleeping giant: Europe as a global software competitor

McKinsey

Software has an obvious home in the world of IT, and US tech firms are the most visible. Yet it’s increasingly critical to production and manufacturing—which gives Europe the opportunity to be a global software contender. Our Insights

From hardware to software: How semiconductor companies can lead a successful transformation

McKinsey

Many semiconductor companies struggle when attempting to transition from hardware to software. How can they improve the process? Our Insights

How Non-Tech Companies Are Joining the Software Revolution -- in Pictures

Strategy+Business

Innovative companies are shifting their R&D spending to focus on software and services

Examples of Automation Software in Today’s Workforce

Cheryl Cran

As shown in Workfront’s State of Work report, knowledge workers today want automation software, with 86% of U.S. The post Examples of Automation Software in Today’s Workforce appeared first on NextMapping.

What Will Software Look Like Once Anyone Can Create It?

Harvard Business

A former YouTube executive on building apps without knowing how to code. Entrepreneurship Innovation Digital Article