“While sitting in a bar after work, Zill fired up the Workday app on his smartphone. A list of to-do…”

“While sitting in a bar after work, Zill fired up the Workday app on his smartphone. A list of to-do items appeared on the screen. Zill clicked on one item—a potential hire—and pored over the dossier compiled by his co-workers. Satisfied with the prospect’s credentials, Zill jabbed the approval button with his finger and hired a new worker—and did all that before finishing his Guinness. “We don’t recommend something like this happening at a bar,” Zill says. “But the reality is that life happens everywhere now.””

http://mobile.businessweek.com/articles/2012-06-14/the-two-horseman-of-the-enterprise-software-apocalypse

While sitting in a bar after work, Zill fired up the Workday app on his smartphone. A list of to-do items appeared on the screen. Zill clicked on one item—a potential hire—and pored over the dossier compiled by his co-workers. Satisfied with the prospect’s credentials, Zill jabbed the approval button with his finger and hired a new worker—and did all that before finishing his Guinness. “We don’t recommend something like this happening at a bar,” Zill says. “But the reality is that life happens everywhere now.”

IDC Expects Software Growth to Decelerate in 2012 Following the Post-2008 Boom

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Chart: Worldwide Software Market, Five Year YoY Growth in Revenues (%)Description: Worldwide Software Market ForecasterIDC’s Worldwide Software Market Forecaster covers both historical (3 years annual) and forecast (5 years annual) data for IDC’s entire SW taxonomy. Packaged software vendor revenue is presented for 79 markets and three geographic regions (Americas, EMEA, Asia/Pacific). Data on over 650 private and over 350 public companies is presented. Historical annual data is provided once a year and forecasts are updated twice a year.For more information, or to subscribe to the research, please contact Kathy Nagamine at 1-650-350-6423 or knagamine@idc.com.Further detail about this product can be found at:http://www.idc.com/tracker/showproductinfo.jsp?prod_id=151Tags: IDC, tracker, software, vendor, revenue, IBM, HP, Oracle, Microsoft, C …Author: IDCcharts powered by iCharts

IDC Expects Software Growth to Decelerate in 2012 Following the Post-2008 Boom

http://accounts.icharts.net/icharts/embed/M3vRyC1N

Chart: Worldwide Software Market, Five Year YoY Growth in Revenues (%)Description: Worldwide Software Market ForecasterIDC’s Worldwide Software Market Forecaster covers both historical (3 years annual) and forecast (5 years annual) data for IDC’s entire SW taxonomy. Packaged software vendor revenue is presented for 79 markets and three geographic regions (Americas, EMEA, Asia/Pacific). Data on over 650 private and over 350 public companies is presented. Historical annual data is provided once a year and forecasts are updated twice a year.For more information, or to subscribe to the research, please contact Kathy Nagamine at 1-650-350-6423 or knagamine@idc.com.Further detail about this product can be found at:http://www.idc.com/tracker/showproductinfo.jsp?prod_id=151Tags: IDC, tracker, software, vendor, revenue, IBM, HP, Oracle, Microsoft, C …Author: IDCcharts powered by iCharts

Dell Software

I’ve been working with the team standing up the Dell Software Group since I joined Dell in August, in the role of a corporate strategy guy. Back in March, we launched the group, which is very exciting. People often ask me what areas Dell will focus on in software. In today’s financial analyst meeting presentation, you can find this slide:

Dell's software focus areas

So there you go: security, systems management, business intelligence, and applications. When I was still at RedMonk, I started to see the assemblage of a software group at last year’s industry analyst conference, so it’s been fun to see – and help! – the sausage getting made.