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Continuous updates of software have increased the need for continuous learning The question that many organizations are struggling with is how to ensure that their employees are effective in their use of different digital tools. The software industry has changed dramatically over the past few years. I grew up in the era of floppies, disks,…

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SharePoint North America 2018 Conference Recap #SPC18

SharePoint North America 2018 Conference is completed and I wanted to share some of my thoughts and perceptions from the conference. You can find several recaps of the event, such as listening to a podcast from The Intrazone by Bill Baer (@williambaer) and Mark Kashman (@mkashman) where Bill and Mark summarize and discuss of the main…

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Microsoft channel partners facing hurdles with new technologies

It became obvious to me when watching Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella giving a keynote speech at Build 2018 event that every, I mean every Microsoft partner will have a mountain to climb if they want to be part of the exciting new Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, analytics, and overall digital transformation. You might ask…

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SharePoint North America Conference is back

  SharePoint North America Conference is back. I did some internet search to find out when the last conference was held and I was able to get content from 2014. The conference was debuted in 2006, and now four years later, the conference is back in Las Vegas. The “replacement” for the SharePoint conference was…

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Key Learnings from Microsoft WPC16

My tradition is to do a recap of Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) that was held this year in the beautiful Toronto, Canada. This was my second WPC in Toronto and 12th WPC in the row. I guess I can call myself a WPC veteran. I wrote about my thoughts of the conference prior going…

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Entering US markets as foreign software vendor

Entering US markets as foreign software vendor is something that many foreign organizations have both succeeded but also failed dramatically. In this blog entry I would like to highlight some of the learning’s that I have had since I immigrated to US for more than 17 years ago. This blog entry might sound a bit…

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Can a strong channel partner program give you a competitive edge?

Can a strong channel partner program give you a competitive edge? That is what software vendors are contemplating on. When you add the transformation of business models for both the ISV and channel partners,  you have multiple dimensions that will have an impact on the success of your channel efforts. What has not changed in…

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Understanding the life-cycle of software business

Understanding the life-cycle of software business is one of the key success factors for any software vendor. Let me explain why. It occurred to me during past year after having had a chance to meet and run numerous business modeling workshops for software companies of different size that one of the most common problem that…

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