A recent TechCrunch article makes bold statement in "The Enterprise: I'm Not Sexy And I Know It." Yes, the enterprise may not be the most alluring of all sectors, but the increased emphasis on user experience and mobility in enterprise software seems to be a game changer. Perhaps this means a change in the appeal of enterprise software.
Authored by Rodney Rogers, chairmand and CEO of Virtustream, the article is written from the perspective of the typical large enterprise, giving the audience insight into common perceptions in the enterprise on topics such as cloud computing and open source.
On the latter, the personified enterprise states:
I hear those that vigorously espouse the virtues of open source technology. The obvious benefits of accessible source code often carry support and extension technology costs with them. I’ll use open source all day if a) the software works, b) its capabilities align with my use-case requirements, and c) the math makes sense.
If there is one cause that we could point to the current influx of user-friendly and efficient interfaces and platforms in enterprise software, it would be open source technologies. One product we have had our eyes on consistently raises the bar in this arena. That would be PolySpot's Information At Work.
Megan Feil, October 9, 2012