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5 Ways to Detect a Fake SaaS Business

By: Ned Stringham

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As the software industry evolves, there are constantly new terms and phrases created to describe and categorize each new model. And, when one of those emerging models has success and the financial valuations for being connected to that model skyrocket, impostors appear and quickly contort their firms to be part of that hot, emerging category. That’s why today, if you ask almost any software company to classify themselves, whether they’ve been in business for 2 years or 10 years, you’ll hear all the hottest valuation terms: mobile, social, cloud, big data, SaaS, PaaS. This isn’t new. Who can blame us, we want higher valuations. More

Mobile Invades the Enterprise

By: Ned Stringham

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The revolution in mobile computing for consumers is well under way and moving faster than any technology wave before. Following right behind it is the enterprise adoption of mobile applications. IDC expects spending globally to reach $11.5 billion by 2014. This wave is likely to up-end industries, create new winners and losers and extend the process of creative destruction throughout the enterprise world as it has in the consumer world. More

Best State for Business…Utah?

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If you polled 100 residents of Utah as to why they live in this state, less than 5 would say because it’s the best place in the country to start a business or build a career. San Francisco, New York, Chicago and maybe Dallas or LA are the more likely answers for that. Despite this dated perception,located in Salt Lake City has surpassed MIT as the most prolific creator of new businesses to become the top University in the country in this category. Even more recently, Forbes rated Utah as the number one state in the country for business after examining factors like business costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, current economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life.
Then, just in the last few weeks the State of Utah revealed that it anticipates a $400 million budget surplus, yes surplus. Despite the sometimes crazy things that come out of the Utah legislature, they must be congratulated on keeping Utah’s fiscal house in order. California has some lessons to learn from Utah. More

Drowning in Web-Based Tech Tools?

By: Ned Stringham

The proliferation of sales and marketing applications is growing at an unprecedented pace. Because of the tremendous value these tools can bring to businesses, the fragmentation and adoption of many new channels for marketing, the lower costs of cloud-based application development and the friendly environment for starting and funding new technology ventures, this deluge of new tools all makes sense. In fact, it seems likely to continue. More