The world of software pricing and business models is topsy turvy, but not because the trends are slow-moving, it's because the trends are powerful.
Analyst Dana Gardner examines IT news and trends that impact software strategists to provide insights and outcomes on SOA, app dev, SaaS, enterprise infrastructure and mobile convergence.
Dana Gardner is president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions, an enterprise IT analysis, market research, and consulting firm.
Seems to me that the software insurance companies will be the first to line up and demand that all the ingredients in software be identified anyway.
We do seem to be working out a mean between the scale of the networked world and the clan.
Having early testing span commercial RTOSes and Linux is huge for houses where both types of targets are in use.
Don't forget out there, Microsoft support for Exchange 5.5 bites the dust come Jan. 1.
We can surely see Cape Clear betting on the tools as the proper focus for open source community ESB advantage.
May we hope that Google provides the Internet insight that Time Warner needs, the Silicon Valley tail that wags the New York dog.
For service providers, architecture is destiny.
We bat around the relevancy of SCA, sort out Vista's actual year of meaningful arrival, and ponder the trajectory to legacy of enterprise Java.
I predict that Microsoft will win in this mega ménage-à-trois, turning it into a long marriage between itself and Time Warner.