Is the enterprise software business dying?

Well, software commoditization is rolling. Andy Singleton has written a nice commentary in the IT Managers Journal …

One aspect is open source alternatives, another point is that many of these pieces of software don’t deliver on what they promise … the conclusion is that

the traditional enterprise software business is dying. That doesn’t mean that the software business as a whole is dying, but it has shifted permanently to new revenue models. […] We still buy a lot of software, embedded in devices and services, but we don’t buy it as licenses.

Yet, software companies are trying to hold the wheel back:

a lot of people are spinning their wheels on long sales cycles, rather than innovating and delivering

Seems to be an effort that may suspend business model death, but won’t cure the disease for sure.

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