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There has been quite a reaction to the announcement from Adobe that Creative Suite, as a boxed product, is effectively dead. There are many good reasons for Adobe to take this step although there are also some issues that it … Continue reading
Orchestration from an IT perspective is not a new topic but with the drive towards a DevOps focused world, it has become a hot topic. Wikipedia describes orchestration (computing) as ”the automated arrangement, coordination, and management of complex computer systems, middleware, … Continue reading
The success of the Apple App Store has spawned a whole new way of doing business for many vendors. Vendors are now looking at their solutions and trying to see how they can build a platform on which partners will … Continue reading
Analytics is a theme that cannot have escaped anyone in IT over the last few years. As a mainframe and enterprise vendor, it would be easy to think that IBM already had all the tools it needed in this space … Continue reading
It’s easy to look at Nokia over the last 18 months and forget that they were once the primary driver for so much phone and mobile software development for over two decades. In some countries of the world, low end … Continue reading
On 27 October 2011, Sony finally bought out the 50% of its joint venture with Ericsson, giving it sole control over the phone business. This is a move that not only makes sense for Sony but one that could finally put … Continue reading
Without partners, Independent Software Vendors, Service Providers, System Integrators and other Consultancies would struggle to compete in a global market and also would probably face massive increases in their direct sales forces. Today, the Cloud is changing these partner models.
Many of the Cloud models that software vendors are using today are simply a reworking of their existing software solutions onto a hosted platform. While this might extend your customer base if you use it to lower cost, simply hosting … Continue reading
It would be fair to say that the last few years have not been good to Microsoft. Most product launches have suffered from a lukewarm to cool reception and it has suffered badly at the hands of Google and Apple. … Continue reading