A recent GigaOM post about iPhone’s momentum vs Android was interesting, because it suggests that the Laws of Software may have been overturned. Since the early days of the PC, the software industry has operated according to a pattern described in Michael Cusumano’s classic The Business of Software: The successful software companies are the ones […]
My New Year’s Resolution: Make building enterprise software fun again. The Old Way Almost all enterprise applications follow the same architectural pattern: a single all-encompassing framework housing the data, logic, and presentation layers. When applied to large-scale applications such as enterprise software, which must cater to the needs of lots of users with many different […]
When I first wrote opentaps 2.0 Planning, my goal was to come up with a new architecture that would make enterprise software more modular and more reusable. But we will need to do much more in a mobile and API-driven world, so here are some of the guiding principles behind the architecture of the new […]
Take a look at this chart from O’Reilly Radar: You say you want a revolution? It’s called post-PC computing: We are entering a new computing wave, where a new technology platform will revolutionize software.
There’s an interesting story from SoftwareAdvice.com about the origin of ACT!, the first contact management and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software.
A product is useless without a platform, or more precisely and accurately, a platform-less product will always be replaced by an equivalent platform-ized product. But making something a platform is not going to make you an instant success. A platform needs a killer app. Accessibility [is] the most important thing in the computing world. The. Most. […]
You should read the Occam’s Razor blog’s post about measuring social media. It suggests that you try to measure social media interactions as conversations, amplifications, and applauses from your readers.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo!’s problems stem from the declining value of content: “People tell me that content is king, but that is not true at all,” says Rishad Tobaccowala, chief strategy and innovation officer at Vivaki, the digital-media unit of Publicis Groupe SA. “Most people make money pointing to content, not creating, […]
European and Latin American companies looking for a fully-featured, low cost, and flexible business management system can now leverage the power of opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM, which now offers improved support for Value Added Taxes (VAT) and Spanish translations. These enhancements make it easier than ever before for companies in these regions to […]