Business Strategy for Software Executives
April 9 , 2007
Services 2.0: A New World for System Integrators
Hereís why this ì2.0î will forever change the software services ecosystem as it delivers Web 2.0 and SaaS 2.0 solutions to the enterprise.
By Chris Barbin, Appirio
Just when you thought it was safe to open your browser, another “2.0” trend hits the software industry. But before you click away, be aware that this “2.0” may be one that will impact your business in a direct and significant way.
I’m talking about “Services 2.0” and it is dramatically altering the system integrator (SI) landscape. This new breed of specialized firms fully embrace SaaS with complementary business and technology consulting, productized intellectual property, and support services via flexible social networks will be disruptive to traditional Global Systems Integrators (GSI).
This is not buzzword marketing. Software vendors must recognize that the advent of Services 2.0 is changing the entire value chain of their solutions.
WebMethods & Software AG: A Good Fit?
Can this German-American merger beat the odds and succeed? Tony Baer of onStrategies takes a closer look at the synergies between the companies and what the deal will do to the SOA and BPM markets in this week’s post to the SandHill.com Blog on SOA.
Apollo, We Have a Problem
Adobe is betting big on its new Apollo platform. Guy Smith of Silicon Strategies Marketing says however much he wants Apollo to succeed, the gods may be against it. Read why another development platform may not be the answer in this week’s post to the SandHill.com Blog on open source.
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News Update: The Catbird Seat
Bidding wars leave DoubleClick sitting pretty and Software AG with WebMethods; plus, Ray Ozzie talks in-depth, H-1B sells out and Web 2.0 security challenges emerge. Read these stories and more software news of the week in the latest SandHill.com Software News Summary.
Poll: H-1B Quandry?
With all of the year’s H-1B visas taken on the first day, what should be done about the future of the program?
Last week, readers gave their opinions as to the significance of Shai Agassi’s departure from SAP.
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