Profile of Andrew Conry MurrayDirector of Content & Community, Interop
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Drew is formerly editor of Network Computing and currently director of content and community for Interop.
Articles by Andrew Conry Murray
posted in August 2007
Given the recent failure of SunRocket, and Vonage's lack of profits and patent problems, you might find it odd to see VCs pouring money into yet another VoIP company.
Investors are flocking to fund social networking startups. How can you identify a good investment? Here are five key characteristics, backed up with real-world examples.
Jive Software, maker of enterprise collaboration software Clearspace, has landed a $15 million investment from Sequoia Capital.
SaaS vendor Workday has announced a beta version of Workday Financials, an ERP solution.
How do startups attract those crucial first customers? A venture capitalist shares four key steps. In a previous post, I wrote about balancing the risks and rewards of buying from a startup.
Buying from a startup requires many of the same risk/reward calculations as buying from established vendors, but the immaturity of a new company changes the equation in fundamental ways.
In case you haven't noticed, startups are back. And not just the Web 2.0 kind that appeal to hyper-connected youth. Today, new companies aiming to solve complex enterprise problems are sprouting up as if the dot-com bust never happened.
Web-based communication and collaboration tools are supposed to make physical proximity irrelevant by letting employees work together regardless of where they happen to be. But when it comes to building -- and investing in -- those tools, it turns out proximity is relevant as ever.
The balance of power is shifting from investors to hackers when it comes to starting a software company.