Huge, disruptive forces – mostly driven by technology – are forcing software suppliers to rethink their charging models.
The Extended Enterprise
IT outsourcing has passed the ‘tipping point’, evolving from a cost-cutting mechanism to a strategic extension of the business.
Identity management software has come centre stage now the technology infrastructure providers have made it a core part of their portfolios.
CCTV cameras are being plugged into the wider corporate IP network, making their operation a new core competency for IT management.
News stories under scrutiny:
In-flight use of mobile phones is coming soon – if public and regulatory concerns can be overcome.
How and why could big network operators block VoIP?
Insinger de Beaufort
The private bank’s head of IT, John Bryant, explains why he did away with desktop PCs.
Technology in action:
Tech leisure pleasure at the Emirates Palace hotel
Open source police force defects back to Microsoft
Information Age readers discuss web application performance at the latest roundtable debate.
Month in review
The latest news from the IT industry: Google and Microsoft go head-to-head on Internet telephony, Countrywide’s £2 million software problems, and EDS comes in from the cold.
EMC’s CEO has been a gyroscope for companies whose performance has wobbled.
Mergers & acquisitions
BEA plucks from the Plumtree, while SSA has an E.piphany.
Mixed performances in the systems management market, while business intelligence vendors enjoy solid demand.
A major shift is underway in how users pay for software functionality, but nobody has yet worked out a formula that is fair for users and vendors alike, says Kenny MacIver.
Feedback on ecommerce, business intelligence, mobile security, risk assessment, software licence management and last month’s ‘Ten Year Top Tens’.