Software + Services. Mark Taylor Director, Developer & Platform Group Microsoft Ltd. Big Catalysts. Cheap Technology. Global Talent Pools. The Internet. Services Transformation. “SaaS” Service Delivery. “SOA” Service Composition. “Web 2.0” Service Experience. Service s. +.
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XBox Live – A Huge Success Story for Microsoft
And a realisation of the power of a software + services strategy
Google CEO Says Software to Play a Bigger Role
“Let me just say it: We want native third-party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers' hands in February” - Steve Jobs
"Ajax and Web 2.0 are great technologies for casual use, but for mission critical you need the capabilities of a desktop app." Greg Gianforte, CEO ,RightNow
Apple Reverses on Third-Party iPhone Apps
"It's unlikely than an organization will strictly choose one path or the other when it comes to SaaS and software services that are built in-house. Every organization will likely continue to have a mix of existing applications, SaaS subscriptions, and now through SOA, a collection of reusable components, Web services and business processes," said Sandy Carter, vice president of SOA and WebSphere strategy at IBM
“But Google's offline approach also is a recognition that Microsoft's right in insisting that not all computing will take place in the Internet cloud. Microsoft's been touting a vision of "software plus services" that relies on Internet-connected desktop apps, and more enterprise software-as-a-service companies, such as CRM vendor RightNow, recognize the need for some client software.”
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