Category: Software

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

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

The next decade of software spending: A paradox

If software is “eating the world,” in the words of Marc Andreessen, the world also has a reciprocal appetite for software. From 2020 until 2030, Forrester estimates that global software spending by businesses will climb from $920 billion to north of $1.3 trillion. Software will continue to spread, mediating, recording, and enabling more users, transactions,

4 Software-Marketing Messages Scaring Your Customers Away

It seems like there are more startups than ever before that are selling software or software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions. One of the challenges of B2B sales, which is especially strong for companies that sell software, is that you need to be careful with the way you approach your prospective customers. Some of the key selling points