Exactly the model described in “Consumption Economics” (see earlier post) — cloud provider Box is moving from a straight monthly access fee to one based on actual user activity. The way enterprise software companies make money is changing. For Box, a much-watched upstart that filed to go public earlier this week, the change couldn’t come at a […]
Forbes.com has an interesting post about Gartner’s Top Ten Technology Trends for 2014, and, while I agree with virtually all of them, one jumped out at me: Software Defined Anything. Software-defined anything (SDx) is defined by “improved standards for infrastructure programmability and data center interoperability driven by automation inherent to cloud computing, DevOps and fast infrastructure provisioning.” […]
In their highly engaging and thought-provoking book, authors J.B. Wood, Todd Hewlin, and Thomas Lah make the case that information technology (IT) is migrating from a capital intensive model, where companies buy and maintain huge, complicated, and expensive data center, to a “utility”, where IT is delivered like electricity, and companies only pay for what […]
Value flows into and out of business designs, according to Adrian Slywotzky in “Value Migration”. A key measure of that value flow is the price-to-sales ratio, which is the ratio of the market capitalization of a firm divided by its annual (or trailing twelve months) revenue. He asserts that a ratio greater than two indicates […]
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