Enterprise Software Must Evolve To Help Executives Manage Long-Tail Service Revenue

Chief Product Officer at IFS with a passion for developing and adapting technology that adds differentiating value for businesses

C-level executives and boards of directors are accustomed to looking at a variety of mostly financially focused performance metrics, all of which are presented to them for decision support. Corporate performance management dashboards may present things like revenue compared to the previous year, new customers versus target, growth rate, gross margins and more.

These will always be things the board should care about, but in a 21st-century economy, using them for decision support is akin to driving while looking in the rearview mirror.

They were barely adequate for companies focused on product sales, where the focus is on transactions that have a finite endpoint. As more and more revenue and margins come long after the product sale through service contracts and subscription-based delivery models, there are implications for product design,

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Here’s which tech executives made 2020 political donations

  • Tech industry executives have donated millions during this election cycle, mostly to Democratic campaigns and PACs, CNBC found. 
  • Asana CEO Dustin Moskovitz donated $24 million and was a major contributor to the pro-Biden super PAC Future Forward USA.
  • Other executives, like Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings, donated more $5 million to Democratic PACs. 
  • Silicon Valley has historically leaned left, and both CNBC and Protocol found few donations to Republicans: Venture capitalist Peter Thiel donated $2 million to a Republican Senate candidate, while an Apple executive contributed $150,000 to the Trump Victory Fund.
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Some of tech’s biggest-name executives and other Silicon Valley power players donated millions of dollars to political campaigns ahead of the 2020 election. 

The 2020 election is the most expensive in history, the result of a contentious presidential race and tight Senate and House races. It’s meant major spending from millionaire and

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Top Executives in France Paying More Attention to Cyber Security

ISG Provider Lens™ report finds many French companies enhancing cyber defenses in response to the GDPR and COVID-19

PARIS, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Enterprises in France are changing their approach to cyber security, with top executives now becoming involved in decision making, according to a new report published today by Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm.

The 2020 ISG Provider LensCyber Security – Solutions & Services Report for France finds stricter security mandates like the GDPR forcing enterprises there to enhance their security measures. In response, strategic consulting firms are focusing more on cyber security by acquiring new expertise in vulnerability assessments and related topics. These providers are hiring specialists, announcing new cyber security services, and opening labs for training, experimentation and sandboxing.

“French companies are increasingly focused on improving their cyber security in response to the GDPR

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