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Has anyone uttered an unkind word about the open source challenger to Microsoft's browser? With Firefox still gaining on Internet Explorer (according to a recent study).
"Web-based computing is inevitable," writes David Berlind in a recent post Step aside Google Spreadsheets. Bricklin's WikiCalc has reinforcements "99.
The enterprise software market features massive players like SAP and Oracle and customers that are beginning to question their license fees. Can enterprise software companies count on ever-increasing maintenance revenue streams. The enterprise software field is massive and includes Microsoft, IBM, BMC Software, CA and dozens of other players both large and small.
Speed kills and the race is on to cook up the most stable and fastest browser around. That situation means innovation abounds. Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox are No. 1 and No. 2 in market share, but Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome are also pushing the field. Toss in smaller players like Opera, which does better on mobile platforms than the PC, and these are interesting times.
SAP's software powers many enterprises, but the company is in transition with new co-CEOs and a software as a service suite called Business ByDesign that targets the mid-market. SAP's software developer network is viewed as a powerful community that can deliver answers quickly. SAP is also betting heavily on business intelligence via its acquisition of BusinessObjects.
Notable headlines: Mary Jo Foley: No reprieve: XP phase-out begins June 30 Dancho Danchev: Trojan exploiting unpatched Mac OS X vulnerability in the wildSpam attack shut downs Marshall Islands email service200,000 sites spreading web malware, China's hosting the most John Carroll: Why I still prefer Internet Explorer Ryan Naraine: How does Apple get away with this badware behavior?