Dec 21, 2015
The growing shift toward subscription-based software sales presents both challenges and opportunities for vendors in the customer communications management (CCM) sector—where on-premises licensing has previously been the norm. This blog post explores the impact of CCM as a Service on these vendors.
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Apr 11, 2014
Just last week on April 2nd, Nuance Communications announced the launch of their new product, Power PDF (Standard and Advanced), and I joined some of Nuance’s team in Burlington, MA for a day to hear more about the product. Read more »
Apr 1, 2014
It looks like Microsoft won the race for China’s cloud market, by announcing just the other day that its Azure cloud services are available in China, making them the first global public cloud provider in the country.
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May 11, 2012
Drupa is the largest print-related exhibition in the world. It is a cross between a world’s fair and the storming of the Bastille. It is the place where new printing technology is introduced. And much of that technology is years away.
The first thing that hits you is the sheer size of it all. It takes almost an hour to walk from one side of the messe (fairgrounds) to the other (well, at my age it does). There are the equivalent of 20 buildings filled with every kind of printing and related device on earth. And there were 170,000 people from all over the world by the mid-point of the show.
The day before the formal opening is when Heidelberg (HEI) has their traditional press conference. But they were usurped by Landa, a company that revealed a new nano graphic printing technology. In fact, HEI is partnering with Landa on a future printing device.
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May 20, 2011
Earlier this week, the news came out that LinkedIn is worth close to $3 billion dollars under the terms of an initial public offering. After the first trading day, stock soared to a $94 dollar closing price, valuing the company at $8.9 billion.
To put this in perspective, Kodak’s market cap is around one billion dollars. And when Océ was acquired, the company was worth around $1.1 billion.
Kodak and Océ have a long and rich history, and generate multi-billion revenues on a yearly basis. LinkedIn only started in 2002 and last year’s revenues were less than $250 million.
It’s very hard not to think back at the dot-com hype when Internet start-ups were seen as the new gold and stock prices went off the charts. Although it’s likely there will be elements of speculation in the current stock price – the next months will tell – the situation is different this time. Read more »