I am not happy to Revisit a Vendor Survival post saying that my prediction
that a vendor will not survive was correct (for example, SUN).
If a vendor is not a monopoly, I am not happy to find that the probability
that it will survive is lower than it was (Apple, HP etc.).
Even if it is a monopoly in specific markets and not a monopoly in others, I
am not happy to find that its Survival probability is lower than it was
The reason that I am not happy is that competition is good for my customers:
They can buy better products and pay less.
This post is out of the ordinary. The probability that Software AG will
Survive is now higher than it was when I wrote the post: Will Software AG
Survive until 2019?
Software AG's Business Lines
In my previous Vendors Survival post on Software AG, I analyzed its two major
1. Mainframe DataBase, Development ... (more)
Before reading this post, please view the Duck and Cover video from Youtube.
This video which was uploaded on 2008 is based on USA DOD's video from 1951.
I could easily find the original, however the original is about 9 minutes
video. The 2008 version is a little more than 2 minutes.
The covering pattern appearing in the video is similar to the Covering
What does the Covering Customer tries to cover?
Prior to answering the question, let me tell you that he is different from
other customer types.
He does not know everything. He knows that his knowledge is very ... (more)
On September, 14th I participated in a local IBM conference titled: Smarter
Solutions for a Smarter Business. One of the most interesting and practical
presentations was Moises Navarro's presentation on Cloud Computing.
He quoted an IBM survey about suitable and unsuitable workload types for
implementation in the Cloud. The ten leading suitable workloads included many
Infrastructure services and Desktop Services. The unsuitable workloads list
included ERP as well as other Core Applications as I would expect (for
example, read my previous post SaaS is Going Mainstream).
However, ... (more)
According to recent Gartner CRM Market Report Salesforce.com is the Worldwide
CRM Software Spendings market leader with 16% in 2013.
SAP is second with 13% and Oracle third with 10%.
As far as Revenue Growth from 2012 to 2013 is concerned, Salesforce.com is
leading with 30.3%.
Microsoft following with 22.8% and IBM with 22% Revenues Growth. SAP growth
rate is 12.7%. Oracle is lagging with 4%.
According to the same Gartner's report, 41% of CRM Systems are SaaS-based.
Seven years ago
Seven years ago the data was not resembling current data.
Oracle after acquiring Siebel and PeopleSoft... (more)
I published a link to my post "Choosing a SOA Consultant" in Ulitzer.
Ulitzer is a "new media" site.
The site provides a portal like page for every author. You can look at my
page as an example.
Each article's page includes related articles. For example "Choosing a SOA
Consultant" page includes the article Anatomy of a Cloud Consultant - What
Defines A "Cloud Expert?, written by Reuven Cohen, a leading Cloud Computing
The interesting article demonstrates deep understanding of Cloud Computing
and I do agree with most of the ideas expressed in it.
However, I have different... (more)