I loved this post from CIO.com, reviewing an AMR Research report on the similarities between the big ERP vendors (SAP, Oracle, etc.) and Detroit's rusted Big Three: Chrysler, Ford, and GM. Money quote?
"Executives from one of the best-known ERP vendors recently talked to us about their 2009 product plans and strategy," writes Richardson. "At the end of the call, I expressed my astonishment that there were no plans to offer any part of their company's product line as software as a service."
As Richardson expected, the vendor's executives first response was … Read more