Dutch Software Vendors Should Play the SaaS Card Right

The Dutch Stock Market only has 21 technology and telecommunications companies listed and trading on the Dutch Stock Exchange (AEX). Of these, only two are actually software vendors. Last week they released their numbers. In line with global (4.5%) and European (3.8%) trends for enterprise application growth in 2012, both vendors have been able to […] Read more »

The Battle for the Developer: Salesforce

In one of our recent posts we stated that the influence of developers and ISVs is growing rapidly, and that vendors are taking a pro-active approach to maintain and motivate their existing ISVs and developer base as well as attract and sign up new ISVs and developers. And Salesforce is no exception. Though you might […] Read more »

The Battle for the Developer

In an enterprise app world where features such as being open, social and mobile and subscription based licensing  are no longer  differentiators, we see GTM strategies of  the leading enterprise app vendors with *ISVs and developers quickly gaining traction. According to RedMonk developers are the new kingmakers, and as such, the main vendors are competing […] Read more »

The Future of the App is inside the Store

2012 was the year of the enterprise app stores. All of a sudden partner solution catalogs morphed into enterprise app stores. IBM recently launched its PureSystems Centre, SAP recently demonstrated its latest enhancements of the SAP Store at Sapphire Madrid. So what’s the big deal? For a long time partners have been able to publish […] Read more »

The Public Cloud Revolution: Is Europe Ready?

This week we had the honour of hosting a session at the GigaOM Structure Europe event. The topic: The Public Cloud Revolution, is Europe ready?  The audience: hosting, cloud, datacenter and SaaS providers. After ensuring that everybody is on the same page when discussing the public cloud, we confronted the audience with a few statements. […] Read more »