market analysis


Ten Tech Trends for Your 2012 New Year’s Resolutions List

This year ten trends will move from “new concept” to “mainstream trend.” Exploring all should be on your 2012 “to-do” list.

Why Groupon is worth 100x more than MySpace

MySpace, one of the original big social media players, is on the sales block for $50-$200 million. Groupon, founded years later, is now preparing a $15-BILLION IPO. What did Groupon do so differently to create 100x more value using social media?

SaaS’ next pricing challenge, balancing easy budgeting with flexibility: Four models

Businesses and consumers love the flexibility of SaaS. However, this flexibility brings a “dark” side: less predictability – and ultimately – less control. Four SaaS pricing models address this challenge, in different ways – and for very different markets.

New technologies Wikileaks will inspire

It is easy to focus on the “tax” that hackers like Wikileaks and Operation Payback impose on the cost of IT and information security. However, the technology industry always adapts. It will evolve products and services in response these attacks that ultimately make our information safer and more secure.

What is the ‘Magic Number’ of market leaders in Tech?

Jack Welch used to say, “Be Number 1 or Number 2 (or else get out of the market).” Does this same “Magic Number” apply in the information technology and software world (where innovation is continuous and Moore’s Law applies)?