Monday, 5 May 2008

Book Publishing in a Digital World

Filed under: Cyberspace — Jan Goyvaerts @ 18:10

Most books are still published in print today, and print-on-demand is all the hype. I expect that both traditional printing and on-demand printing will disappear in favor of electronic platforms such as the Kindle. Only collectible works will still be print.

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

How to Stop Competing

Filed under: Business of Software — Jan Goyvaerts @ 15:41

Instead of trying to beat the competition, divide the market and be the best in your own niche.

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

How to Deal with Complicated Purchasing Procedures

Filed under: Business of Software — Jan Goyvaerts @ 10:28

It’s usually easier on everybody if corporate customers with complicated purchasing procedures buy from a software reseller rather than directly from you.

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Why I Ended Up in Thailand

Filed under: Personal — Jan Goyvaerts @ 10:07

I moved from my native Belgium to Thailand in 2002 for reasons better shown with a photograph.

Friday, 25 April 2008

Be Good, and Charge for It

Filed under: Business of Software — Jan Goyvaerts @ 17:05

The recipe for a successful Micro-ISV is simple. Create a good product, and charge for it.

Thursday, 24 April 2008

.NET Reflector Bares It All

Filed under: Programming — Jan Goyvaerts @ 10:19

The free .NET Reflector shows the full class structure and source code for any .NET application. It effectively makes all .NET code open source, pretty much like all JavaScript code that runs in your browser is open source.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

How to Compete Against Free Software

Filed under: Business of Software — Jan Goyvaerts @ 15:01

Basic strategies that every Micro-ISV should follow to better compete with free as well as paid software.

Monday, 14 April 2008

There’s No Such Thing As Free Software

Filed under: Business of Software — Jan Goyvaerts @ 20:14

All software costs its users both time and money. The up-front licensing fee or the maintenance subscription are usually only a small part of the cost.

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Worry About Your Customers, Not The Competition

Filed under: Product Design,Just Great Software — Jan Goyvaerts @ 11:07

Improve your product and business by listening to what your customers are saying. Don’t listen to your competition.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Welcome to Micro-ISV.asia

Filed under: About Micro-ISV.asia — Jan Goyvaerts @ 14:24

Introducing the Micro-ISV.asia blog.

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