Author: Paul

Software eats the resource sector

Echoing Marc Andreessen’s years-old witticism that “software eats the world”, the authors of an Australian study try to imagine a fully-digitized resource sector. Released this month, the Staying Ahead Of The Game report was commissioned by the Industry Growth Centres for Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS Ignited) and National Energy Resources Australia (NERA). The authors

3 Software Stocks Ready to Test All-Time Highs

Despite their lofty valuations, software stocks have outperformed the broader market by about 10% so far in 2019. These firms continue to reap the benefit of significant investment in enterprise software spending as companies transition to cloud computing, such as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions. Global research and advisory firm Gartner estimates enterprise software spending to reach $457

Spotify is bringing back its Android home screen widget

Spotify says it’s bringing back a popular Android home screen playback widget it had quietly phased out last month. The user outcry was strong enough to convince the company to bring it back, and a Spotify manager confirmed in the community forums that the widget would be arriving in a future update. The company first explained the reasoning

Why Fixing Software Bugs Should Be the CEO’s Problem

Software platforms permeate the fabric of our lives, yet only 27% of CEOs in the Fortune 100 have degrees in engineering and science. Join a quarterly earnings call, and you’ll hear plenty of discussion about revenue, expenses, and geographic trends, but little (if anything) about the quality of the company’s software. The results are obvious: For nearly