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H-P's New Printers: A Big Launch for the Battered Company -
October 29, 2012 | WSJ | By BEN WORTHEN

H-P's New Printers: A Big Launch for the Battered Company
HP  Ben_Worthen 
october 2012 by jerryking
Start-Ups Emerge as Tech Vendors of Choice -
August 23, 2012 | WSJ | by BEN WORTHEN.

A new crop of business-focused tech companies such as Splunk Inc. SPLK -0.23% and Palo Alto Networks Inc. PANW +0.98% have recently made successful public-market debuts, fueled by strong revenue growth.

Old-line tech vendors have taken notice. Microsoft in July paid $1.2 billion for Yammer Inc., which makes social-networking tools for businesses. IBM, Oracle and SAP AG SAP.XE +0.60% have all spent billions for younger online software makers. And H-P executives talk about reinventing the company by expanding into three hot businesses that aren't among its main ones today.

"That is a challenge to big companies to show that we can innovate," said Sanjay Poonen, president of global solutions at SAP.
Ben_Worthen  Big_Tech  Box  CIOs  HP  large_companies  Microsoft  Oracle  start_ups 
august 2012 by jerryking
After Facebook, the Next Wave of Tech IPOs -
March 1, 2012 | WSJ | By PUI-WING TAM and BEN WORTHEN.

What's a Splunk? Part of the Next Wave of Start-Ups Going Public
Pui-Wing_Tam  Ben_Worthen  IPOs  Splunk  start_ups 
march 2012 by jerryking
Salesforce Makes A Rypple With New Acquisition - Digits - WSJ
December 15, 2011 | WSJ | By Ben Worthen. Salesforce Makes A Rypple With New Acquisition
Rypple  Salesforce  mergers_&_acquisitions  M&A  Ben_Worthen 
december 2011 by jerryking
Hewlett-Packard Makes WebOS Open Source -
DECEMBER 10, 2011 | WSJ | By BEN WORTHEN. H-P Keeps WebOS but Gives It Away
HP  open_source  WebOS  Ben_Worthen 
december 2011 by jerryking
Opening New Fronts in Smartphone Turf War -
JUNE 23, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By YUKARI IWATANI KANE And BEN WORTHEN. IPhone Advances Inside Companies BlackBerry Had.
smartphones  iPhone  BlackBerry  Ben_Worthen 
june 2010 by jerryking
Online Privacy Protection Wins Investor Backing -
JUNE 20, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By PUI-WING TAM And BEN WORTHEN. Funds Invest in Privacy Start-Ups
Companies With Ideas on How to Protect Personal Information Are a New Favorite of Venture Capitalists
privacy  venture_capital  Ben_Worthen  Pui-Wing_Tam  start_ups  tools 
june 2010 by jerryking
Bids for Novell Expected This Week -
MAY 20, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By BEN WORTHEN And ANUPREETA DAS. KKR Silver Lake and Golden Gate Capital
private_equity  KKR  Ben_Worthen  Novell 
may 2010 by jerryking
Gap Widens Between Tech Richest and the Rest -
MARCH 16, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | Ben WORTHEN. A handful
of cash-rich companies are consolidating power in the technology
industry, using their wealth to expand into new businesses and making it
harder for small and midsize competitors to break through. Why the
industry is evolving this way is rooted in balance sheets. Over the past
2 years, Apple Inc., Oracle Corp., Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and 6
other large tech companies have generated $68.5 billion in new cash,
compared with just $13.5 billion for the other 65 tech companies in the
S&P 500 Index combined. Because of their massive cash accumulation,
these companies can afford to take risks that smaller companies can't
at a time when the economy remains fragile. The result is a bifurcated
tech landscape, says Erik Brynjolfsson, a professor at MIT's Sloan
School of Management.
Apple  barbell_effect  Ben_Worthen  Big_Tech  cash  cash_reserves  consolidation  Erik_Brynjolfsson  Fortune_500  Google  large_companies  market_power  Microsoft  new_businesses  Oracle  risk-taking  small_business  start_ups  trends  winner-take-all 
march 2010 by jerryking
Sergey Brin Has Shaped Google's Stand on China -
MARCH 13, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | by BEN WORTHEN. Soviet-Born Brin Has Shaped Google's Stand on China
Ben_Worthen  Sergey_Brin  Google  China  censorship 
march 2010 by jerryking
As Growth Slows, Ex-Allies Square Off in a Tech Turf War -
MARCH 16, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by BEN WORTHEN and

Maturing tech industry is setting companies on a collision course, as
once-disparate technologies take on new capabilities in a "convergence"
of computers, software and networking. With the recession expected to
shrink sales across the industry, tech companies are turning on each
other in their search for growth.
Cisco  growth  competitive_landscape  HP  servers  Ben_Worthen  recessions  slow_growth  mature_industries 
march 2009 by jerryking
Weak Links in the Food (Supply) Chain -
JUNE 24, 2008 WSJ article by BEN WORTHEN. Talks about makers
of software systems that oversee centralized inventory, warehousing and transportation planning.
food  software  Papa_John's  Nestlé  supply_chains  Ben_Worthen  logistics  weak_links 
february 2009 by jerryking
Battle Stations - Sunoco's Peter Whatnell talks about how IT departments can help their companies succeed in tough times
Dec. 8, 2008 WSJ interview of Sunoco's Peter Whatnell by Ben
Worthen. The source of competitive advantage is knowing how IT can help
your business. You should to be able to ask any CIO: Are you able to
describe in three minutes or less how your company makes money? To me
that's where it starts. And the answer isn't "we're in retail" or "we're
in the insurance business" or "we're an oil company," because everyone
is in retail or the insurance business or is an oil company.....We have three measures when we are looking to approve a project: First, what does this project do to support the company's strategy. The second is what is the business case. And the third is around risk. One of the components we look at under risk is organizational change. The more change that a project would introduce, the more risky we consider the project. That doesn't mean that you don't do it, but the attention you give to the change-management activities has to be far higher.
information  technology  competitive_advantage  Ben_Worthen  change_management  change  Sunoco  think_threes  corporate  CIOs  IT  hard_times  value_creation  organizational_change  risk-assessment 
february 2009 by jerryking
Mobile Web Is Gaining Traction -
JULY 22, 2008 WSJ blog post by Ben Worthen on rise of smart phones
mobile  Web  Web_2.0  smartphones  Ben_Worthen 
january 2009 by jerryking

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