What seems like a lifetime ago, Myspace was my first exposure to the concept of “embedding.” Friends would embed their favorite songs or videos onto their profile page’s backend, and like magic, there it was playing on the screen. With a few simple scraps of code, it was now a part of the page, like an organ sewn into a body — pumping like it was there the whole time. Today, there are a multiple types of AI embeddable in a similar fashion.
In some cases, a piece of technology doesn’t get the credit it deserves. Sometimes it’s because that technology is the supporting player for a bigger, flashier technology. Or it is still just an enigma — a little too ahead of its time for most people to grasp. That’s exactly why we are going to talk about blockchain. Because you may be asking yourself right now, “What is blockchain?” and this technology deserves your attention.
It's an exciting time to be working on innovation. Strong public markets, rapidly developing technology, and fierce competition across all sectors are driving massive investment. New products, services, experiences, and processes are top of mind for leaders, getting the attention of C-suites and boards. To compete, companies have no choice but to innovate. Leaders are finding the success of the businesses and their personal trajectories is now closely tied to their ability to quickly translate innovative ideas to operable concepts that deliver transformational outcomes.
While simple in theory, the strategy surrounding customer conversations is dynamic. Today’s consumers' preferences transform quickly. As a result, companies need quality guidance on how to keep up. That is why Helpshift is hosting RESOLVE 18, an event that will be all about the new customer conversation, March 21 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Helpshift Chief Marketing Officer Paul Sebastien took time recently to speak with Software Business Growth (formerly ISV Insights) about RESOLVE 18, from why the event is necessary to what Helpshift expects to gain from hosting it.
Before going through all of the effort to recruit, on-board, and train your next employee, make sure you have a clear road map that begins with mission, the role the employee will play in supporting that, and how their individual efforts will help the organization succeed.
With most software and SaaS companies thinking about taxes in March and April, Steve Sehy, a fractional SaaS CFO from CaaS for SaaS CFO Services and Tim DuVall, a tax partner at Katz, Sapper & Miller CPA firm, have teamed up to put together a targeted presentation specifically for SaaS and Software companies. The presentation was developed in conjunction with SaaSOptics and SaaS Capital.
SaaS revenue recognition can be complicated and with ASC 606, it’s become even more challenging.
Stuck Making Growth Decisions Based On Best Guesses?
Wildbit has been building development workflow, email delivery, and code deployment software for more than 16 years. The company was recently flooded with 575 applicants for a content strategist position. That’s right: 575 applications that didn’t require hiring a staffing firm or even heavily investing in promoting the job posting.
Steve Jones has sold multiple high-tech companies, and is a board member of several software companies. He is also an SVP with Corum Group, an M&A advisory firm that works exclusively with software and tech companies. Jones recently spoke about M&A trends at the World Financial Symposium in San Francisco, and he caught up with SoftwareBusinessGrowth.com to share his expertise with other software companies who are thinking about selling.
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