Corporate DNA @ Progress Software – Redux

Its déjà vu all over again. It was just under a year ago that I wrote about a massive restructuring at Progress Software, and here am I about to do the same again. But in the words of the song, this time I know it’s for real. Progress appears to have finally thrown in the towel […]

The marketing strategies of open source versus closed source ESBs

I’m continuing my series of blog entries where I am sharing some early results from REPAMATron – my automated competitive marketing intelligence gathering tool. In this entry I’m looking at the difference in marketing strategy between open source and closed source enterprise service buses (EBSs). REPAMATron automates my REPAMA competitive marketing intelligence methodology and is […]

First output from REPAMATron – WSO2 versus FuseSource versus Talend versus the ESB market

If you’ve been following this blog you’ll know that I analyse the marketing tactics and strategies of high-tech vendors – mainly in the infrastructure software space. It’s… …an emotional day for me as I share the first output from my automated competitive marketing intelligence gathering system – REPAMATron. Well perhaps it’s not that emotional, but […]

Progress Software to Restructure Again – Changing Corporate DNA

I see that Progress Software is in the midst of another restructuring and that to achieve this it will shed 12%-14% of the workforce. This article details the problem and describes how “One Progress”, an alignment of the different divisions under the same banner, is the plan to turn the company around. I for one […]

Standards-based marketing – the homogeneous effect of software standards – Part 2

    A History Lesson   Continuing on from this blog entry, I’ve decided to create another mini series of blogs, this time looking at the difficulty of differentiation in markets where software standards have created homogeneity amongst the offerings of the protagonists. So first a little bit of a history lesson… I surfed the wave of middleware resurgence […]

An ESB is an ESB is an ESB – n’est pas?

As the saying goes, if it looks like a fish, smells like a fish and tastes like a fish then the chances are that it is a fish.  Likewise by any measure the products in the recent REPAMA study into the ESB market segment certainly appear to be ESBs but why then is none of […]

Running the REPAMA rule over mainframe SOA

I’ve just finished the REPAMA Segment Analysis Study and Marketing Efficacy Assessment on High Performance Middleware.  It’s just going through our buddy checking process at the moment so now I can get on with the next project.  We’re about to start looking at vendors of integration and SOA solutions on the mainframe with the REPAMA […]