Monday's Musings: A Year of Extremes Brings Us Back Full Circle to the Beginning of the Dot.Com Bust
With a few days left in the year, it’s hard to believe that 2008 is almost over. Just like our paltry .401K’s and lowered gas prices, it’s like we reverted to the Dot Com bust. Extreme contrasts in positions and tremendous change made 2008 both exciting, suspenseful, and frankly sobering like 2002. In fact, it […]
Monday's Musings: Can IT Services Firms Shift the Balance of Power To Create Choice for the Customer?
Current Model Lopsided Towards the Large ISV’s Rapid enterprise apps vendor consolidation over the past 5 years leave end user enterprises with fewer vendor choices and less competition. The impact to services firms is a continued and increased dependency on the fortune and “good will” of the software vendor by IT Services firms. However, ISV’s […]
News Analysis: Oracle SaaS Platform Offering Adds Choice to Emerging PaaS Platform Wars
Emerging SaaS platform wars akin to on-premise middleware wars With consolidation in the middleware market fairly under way, adoption of SaaS platforms (i.e. PaaS) by solution partners represents the next land grab in the enterprise software space. Current key players include industry leaders and specialists such as Salesforce.com, NetSuite, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Magic Software […]
Food for Thought: In a World Of Partner Solutions Does the ISV or SI Partner Designation Matter?
Old World Definition Of Software Partners Still Prevalent From a vendor’s point of view, partners can play a critical role in expediting time to market, improving sales reach, or delivering a complimentary solution to a customer. There traditionally have been 5 defined categories: ISV – Independent Software Vendors specialize in delivery software. They typically partner […]