New Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka Prepares To Take The Helm

Ocean wave It’s been a whirlwind few months for Vishal Sikka. It began when he suddenly left his job as executive and head of products at SAP at the beginning of May and it has continued as he prepares to take the helm at Infosys on August 1st. When I spoke to him at the end of May, just ahead of the SAP Sapphire Conference,  he seemed at peace with his decision to leave SAP in spite of the… Read More

As Popular As It Is, We Can No Longer Unbundle Microsoft Office

shutterstock_92783191 This spring we witnessed the big three OS manufacturers — Microsoft, Apple and Google — continue to unbundle their versions of Microsoft Office apps for mobile, including versions of PowerPoint, Excel and Word for iPad. You’ve also seen Craig Federighi’s endurance test at Apple’s WWDC where he juggled all three Apple devices in order to demo the concept of app… Read More

Microsoft May Axe One-Fifth Of Its Nokia-Sourced Finnish Workforce

Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 8.16.55 AM According to a local-language report in Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, Microsoft is gearing up for around 1,000 layoffs in Finland. Microsoft acquired around 4,700 employees in the country when it purchased substantial assets from Nokia, a deal that closed in April. We reached out but Microsoft declined to comment. At work here is the fact that Microsoft is widely expected to be… Read More

Disrupt Finalist Boomerang Commerce Raises $8.5M Series A Round For Its Price Optimization Service

boomerang Boomerang Commerce, one of our six finalists at the latest Disrupt in New York, today announced that it has raised an $8.5 million Series A round. The round was led by Madrona Venture Group and Trinity Ventures. Both investors will also take seats on the company’s board. The company helps large e-commerce retailers set their prices based on comparing their prices with competitors and… Read More