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Partnering with Microsoft

Author : Ted Dinsmore
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This book demystifies Microsoft's culture, global organization and strategic trajectory, and orients readers to the tactics required to increase and work their firms' connections to - and trusted partnership with - Microsoft to achieve optimal success."--Jacket.

The 60 Minute Guide to Partnering with Microsoft

Author : Michiel Van Vliet
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This guide is most abbreviated version of my book ́Refresh the Road Ahead ́ which I published in July 2018. In that book I go deep into things like the Microsoft strategy, organization, culture, etc and, I reflect in detail on the outcomes and learnings of interviews with 40 award winning Microsoft partners. Refresh the Road Ahead is a book of over 450 pages in its paperback version and close to 100.000 words, which for some people is a stopper to dive into the book. With this version I have tried to make a summary guide that can be read in 60 minutes. This guide is intended for Microsoft partners or companies and individuals that want to start partnering with Microsoft. It will help you understand how to build or transform your business together with Microsoft.

Partnering with Chinese Firms

Author : Yadong Lou
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This title was first published in 2000: This work is aimed at international managers or business students who are interested in emerging markets, particularly China. It provides conceptual backgrounds, analytical frameworks, managerial insights, business guidance, and practical evidence concerning partner selection for both foreign and Chinese investors. It addresses how foreign companies should select ideal Chinese firms as well as what Chinese firms are looking for from foreign investors. The book is divided into three parts. The first part presents an overview of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in China and outlines the economic environment facing these firms. The second part delineates how to select appropriate partner firms from both foreign and Chinese parents perspectives. The third part includes ten case studies showing how leading MNEs in the world adopt entry and co-operative strategies (including partner selection) that align properly with internal capabilities, external environment, and organizational needs. Based on a variety of archival and Internet sources, these case studies are prepared by the author for discussion purposes.

Refresh the Road Ahead

Author : Michiel van Vliet
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Refresh the Road Ahead is a book about Microsoft and how to partner with Microsoft. The idea to write this book originated during Microsoft ́s Inspire event in July 2017, formerly called the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. Microsoft just announced a new organizational structure and I decided to write an article on LinkedIn analyzing the reorganization and what it would mean for partners. In less than two weeks' time, I had over 20.000 views and more than 5.000 of those came directly from Microsoft employees. There had been many rumors and there was much secrecy around the reorganization. Other partners at the conference suggested that I write a book to help them, so during my holidays in August 2017 instead of reading books, as I normally do, I started writing one. I interviewed 40 partners from 19 different countries, half of them CEO ́s and half of them global award winners. They all openened up completely about their business models, success, failures and how they transformedThe latest book you can find on engaging with Microsoft dates to 2009. Originally the subtitle of this book was a ́practical ́ guide to successful business partnering with Microsoft but I soon figured out that what was needed for this book to be useful was to create something that would not be completely out of date in one fiscal year. Therefore, I have tried to stay away from short term and very timebound tips and tricks as much as possible and have tried to take the long view. Additionally, I wanted to write a book for partners without it being a marketing outlet for Microsoft. I hope that because I am personally living and driving the transformation at the company I work at as a CEO this might give some additional credibility compared to what you can get from other sources.Microsoft wants you to transform as a partner and they explain the why and sometimes the what, however they come short on the how as very few field people in Microsoft have lived through what it takes to transform as a company. Transformation is hard, painful, and costly. You will see several examples in this book. Some partners had to reduce their staff by over 50 percent to transform, others built completely new businesses.This book will help you understand how to build or transform your business together with Microsoft. This book is intended to be helpful both to companies that want to start to work with Microsoft and existing partners that want to improve the outcomes of their business working with Microsoft. For existing partners, it is important that I dive into how things were before just to put some of the changes into perspective. I hope that for the new partners this doesn ́t become too complex or boring. One specific call out I would like to make is that this is not just a book for alliance or channel managers. If you want to be successful in a partnership, you cannot abdicate the strategy and the management of that partnership to the alliance person. It needs to be a top down and bottom up approach. This book is for CEO ́s, CMO ́s, Practice managers, CTO ́s and partner roles. Everybody in your organization that has something to do with Microsoft can benefit from reading this book.

Non Cooperation The Dark Side of Strategic Alliances

Author : W. Suen
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What influences your partners' attitudes toward your alliance? What factors allow them to act on non-cooperative impulses? How can you structure your alliance to reduce opportunities for non-cooperation? This book explores the influences on a firm's attitudes toward its alliance, and highlights the connections between these factors. The book defines a framework to measure power and interdependence to determine which firms are able to act on non-cooperative impulses, and case studies illustrate how alliances may be structured to reduce opportunities for non-cooperation.

Free the Market

Author : Gary L. Reback
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Why we need government intervention in the free market to protect competition and encourage innovation Starting about thirty years ago, conservatives forced an overhaul of competition policy that has loosened business rules for everything from selling products to buying competitors. Gary Reback thinks the changes have gone too far. Today's competition policies, he argues, were made for the old manufacturing economy of the 1970s. But in a high-tech world, these policies actually slow innovation, hurt consumers, and entrench big companies at the expense of entrepreneurs. Free the Market! is both a memoir of Reback's titanic legal battles—involving top companies such as Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, and AT&T—and a persuasive argument for measured government intervention in the free market to foster competition. Among the fascinating questions he considers: Can a company ever compete too hard for the public good? Should policy makers worry more about promoting competition or improving efficiency? Does it help consumers when a manufacturer sets the prices its retailers charge? Should the government do more to stop controversial mergers? At what point does intellectual property protection hurt innovation?

International Workshop on Improving E learning Policies and Programs

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This publication contains the proceedings; of the International Workshop on Improving E-Learning Policies and Programs held in Manila on 9-13 August 2004. The objectives of the workshop were to review, compare, and evaluate e-learning policies and programs in the selected countries and to draft action plans to improve them or to introduce e-learning policies and programs.

Advances in Software Economics

Author : Karl Popp
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The software industry shows high growth, high margin business models. Successful companies in the software industry drive their business with partner ecosystems. Yet, some of the secrets behind success in the software industry are not well understood. This book collects recent articles on software industry topics, such as hybrid business models, open source business models and partner models and allows researchers and practitioners alike to stay at the top of their expertise. Reader Quote: „I highly recommend this book to professionals and students.“ Prof. Dr. Peter Buxmann, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. About Synomic Academy: Academy provides state of the art know-how from inside the software industry via books, videos and seminars. Please also visit for related books on this subject.

Burning the Ships

Author : Marshall Phelps
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Now in paperback, the inside story of "the greatesttransformation of Microsoft since it became a multinationalcompany" Marshall Phelps's remarkable eyewitness story offers lessons forany executive struggling with today's innovation and intellectualproperty challenges. Burning the Ships offers Phelps'sdramatic behind-the-scenes account of how he overcame internalresistance and got Microsoft to open up channels of collaborationwith other firms. Discover the never-before-told details of Microsoft's secrettwo-year negotiations with Red Hat and Novell that led to theworld's first intellectual property peace treaty and technicalcollaboration with the open source community Witness the sometimes-nervous support Bill Gates and CEO SteveBallmer gave to Phelps in turning their company around 180 degreesfrom market bully to collaborative industry partner Offers an extraordinary behind-the-scenes view of thehigh-level deliberations of the company's senior-most executives,the internal debates and conflicts among executives andrank-and-file employees alike over the company's new collaborativedirection There are lessons in this book for executives in everyindustry-most especially on the role that intellectual property canplay in liberating previously untapped value in a company andopening up powerful new business opportunities in today's era of"open innovation." Here is a powerful inside account of the dawn ofa new era at what is arguably the most powerful technology companyon earth.

Virtual Crime Is Your Computer Really Secure

Author : Hamad Benaicha
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MSDN Magazine

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Partnering with Chinese Firms

Author : Yadong Luo
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This work provides conceptual backgrounds, analytical frameworks and business guidance concerning partner selection for both foreign and Chinese investors. It addresses how foreign companies should select ideal Chinese firms as well as what Chinese firms are looking for from foreign investors.

Who Owns the Media

Author : Benjamin M. Compaine
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This thorough update to Benjamin Compaine's original 1979 benchmark and 1982 revisit of media ownership tackles the question of media ownership, providing a detailed examination of the current state of the media industry. Retaining the wealth of data of the earlier volumes, Compaine and his co-author Douglas Gomery chronicle the myriad changes in the media industry and the factors contributing to these changes. They also examine how the media industry is being reshaped by technological forces in all segments, as well as by social and cultural reactions to these forces. This third edition of Who Owns the Media? has been reorganized and expanded, reflecting the evolution of the media industry structure. Looking beyond conventional wisdom and expectations, Compaine and Gomery examine the characteristics of competition in the media marketplace, present alternative positions on the meanings of concentration, and ultimately urge readers to draw their own conclusions on an issue that is neither black nor white. Appropriate for media practitioners and sociologists, historians, and economists studying mass media, this volume can also be used for advanced courses in broadcasting, journalism, mass communication, telecommunications, and media education. As a new benchmark for the current state of media ownership, it is invaluable to anyone needing to understand who controls the media and thus the information and entertainment messages received by media consumers.

Handbook of Research in Mobile Business Second Edition Technical Methodological and Social Perspectives

Author : Unhelkar, Bhuvan
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"This book collects the latest research advances in the rapidly evolving field of mobile business"--Provided by publisher.

Financing Technology Innovation

Author : Gurinder Shahi
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A compilation of approaches to financing innovative new technologies generated as a result of a collaborative project of the Center for the Study of Emerging Markets (California State University, Fullerton) and the Global BioBusiness Initiative

Business to business Internet Marketing

Author : Susan K. Jones
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Updated with cutting-edge online examples and the latest success stories, this accessible handbook will enable any company to profit from business-to-business techniques. Practical yet visionary, this resource provides a blueprint for success by explaining seven proven strategies for increasing profits by direct marketing. Chapters include website references, internet-use statistics, and other developments such as CRM, search-engine optimization, blogging, wikis, podcasting, and social networks. Packed with real-world advice, this new edition also features a personal password to access the companion website for regularly updated news, links, and additional resources.

Getting Partnering Right

Author : Neil Rackham
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From the best-selling author of SPIN Selling, Getting Partnering Right explains, demystifies and makes sense of the revolution that is taking place in supplier-customer relationships today, redefining how to form locked-in, highly profitable relationships with customers.


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InfoWorld is targeted to Senior IT professionals. Content is segmented into Channels and Topic Centers. InfoWorld also celebrates people, companies, and projects.

Team Leadership and Partnering in Nursing and Health Care

Author : Cynthia Armstrong Persily, PhD, RN, FAAN
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"I enjoyed this book. It provides excellent information on the current use of healthcare teams and partnerships. It is a worthwhile resource for anyone interested in developing and working with healthcare teams." Score: 100, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews Teamwork is an undisputed asset for reducing nursing and medical errors, improving quality of patient care, resolving workload issues, and avoiding burnout. This text helps to foster the leadership expertise and partnerships that will facilitate the delivery of the highest-quality care. It based on the time-tested wisdom that leadership knowledge, skills and, competencies gained by training a group of nurses in the same organization rather than a single nurse are much more likely to result in genuine organizational transformation. It is the only text available to focus in depth on building and maintaining effective partnerships, motivating and developing others in the team, organizational analysis, strategizing, communicating, planning and managing change, measuring team and partnership effectiveness through metrics, and leveraging results within and outside of the organization. Case studies across a variety of organizations and environments and drawn from years of nursing team and leadership training, illuminate key points and provide readers with real life examples of the application of key concepts. These include such scenarios as developing a team to create, implement and evaluate a nurse residency program in a large tertiary hospital; creating a cross-agency public health team to plan and deploy rural H1N1 responses; founding a multi-campus team for the creation and implementation of a new BSN curriculum; and leadership in a partnership to support the legislative creation of a nursing workforce center. Learning objectives, tables, charts, models, and questions for thought in each chapter reinforce information in the text. Plentiful references provide opportunities for further study. Authored by a noted expert in education, team building, and policy making in nursing and health care, the book will be of value to emerging and seasoned leaders and graduate educators and students, including CNL, DNP, and NPs. Key Features: Examines, in depth, team leadership and professional, clinical, and educational partnering in and for nursing Features real-life case studies in diverse practice and academic centers Offers a practical approach to applying team leadership and partnership concepts when facilitating health care change Reviews team models and skills, how to take action, issues and challenges along the way, measuring results, and applying leverage to sustain gains Presents information in a concise, step-by-step format replete with learning objectives, tables, charts, and questions for thought

New Mega Trends

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YOUR GUIDE TO A FULFILLING BUSINESS AND PERSONAL FUTURE Based on research by one of the world's largest growth-consulting companies, New Mega Trends identifies the ten most important global trends that will define our future, including business models, smart technology, connectivity and convergence and radical social trends. New Mega Trends will give you the tools to not only identify and evaluate these game-changing trends, but also help you to translate them into market opportunities for your everyday business and personal life. How will we travel to work in the cities of the future? Will Zero be the new big thing? How will we stay connected in the Mega Trends World? Will our Wellness and Well-Being top business agenda? If you are a leader with a corporate vision, or a strategic planner within your organization, or just plain curious about your future, New Mega Trends will provide you with stimulating stories, startling facts and thought-provoking case studies that will not only inform your future but entertain you today.