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Want to Be Featured in "Software Execs Who Should Be Fired" Article?

Looking for executives at ISV companies who want to be featured in upcoming article

In a few weeks, I'll be writing an article entitled "Software Executives Who Should be Fired".  I'm looking for executives at Independent Software Vendor (ISV) companies who want to be featured in that article.

Not everyone can be featured - there are certain requirements.  Read on.

You're Fired

Would You Like to be Featured in the Upcoming Article?
I'm looking for executives at companies that make "business" software.  Executives at SaaS/Cloud software companies as well as on-prem software vendors are fine.  Specifically people with C-level titles, VP titles, or people that report to the CEO.

Does that describe you? Great.  There's still one more hoop to jump through - it's key that you reject some (preferably all) of the six following benefits as desirable for your product lines:

  1. Faster "first contact to close" times.
  2. Increased close rates.
  3. Improved competitive stance.
  4. Improved market share.
  5. A more valuable product.
  6. Decreased sales effort.

What to Do Next?
First, read my article on ebizQ's Integration Edge entitled "Fast ISV Success Through Cloud-Integration: Migration Services".  If for some reason you still feel that you:

  1. Are uninterested in the benefits listed above
  2. Want to be featured in the "who should be fired" article,

Please contact me , and include your email address, phone number, company name, the benefits listed that you think are undesirable (you can just list them by number - no need to retype them).  It'd be great if you could include the email addresses of their Board members too.

Oh, if you are an executive at Netflix or Bank of America, you don't need to respond - you'll be automatically included in the article.  Even though you don't fit the "ISV" categories, your recent blunders are sufficiently legendary to merit inclusion into any "should be fired" list.

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Hollis Tibbetts, or @SoftwareHollis as his 50,000+ followers know him on Twitter, is listed on various “top 100 expert lists” for a variety of topics – ranging from Cloud to Technology Marketing, Hollis is by day Evangelist & Software Technology Director at Dell Software. By night and weekends he is a commentator, speaker and all-round communicator about Software, Data and Cloud in their myriad aspects. You can also reach Hollis on LinkedIn – linkedin.com/in/SoftwareHollis. His latest online venture is OnlineBackupNews - a free reference site to help organizations protect their data, applications and systems from threats. Every year IT Downtime Costs $26.5 Billion In Lost Revenue. Even with such high costs, 56% of enterprises in North America and 30% in Europe don’t have a good disaster recovery plan. Online Backup News aims to make sure you all have the news and tips needed to keep your IT Costs down and your information safe by providing best practices, technology insights, strategies, real-world examples and various tips and techniques from a variety of industry experts.

Hollis is a regularly featured blogger at ebizQ, a venue focused on enterprise technologies, with over 100,000 subscribers. He is also an author on Social Media Today "The World's Best Thinkers on Social Media", and maintains a blog focused on protecting data: Online Backup News.
He tweets actively as @SoftwareHollis

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All opinions expressed in the author's articles are his own personal opinions vs. those of his employer.