Sunday, September 07, 2008

Face value | Deflating IT | Economist.com

An intriguing profile of Zoho's CEO

SRIDHAR VEMBU is a dangerous man. If he succeeds, a lot of people will lose a lot of money: software developers, consultants, shareholders and others. The chief executive of AdventNet does not have fraud in mind. Instead, he wants to remove what he calls the “value-pad” from corporate IT in general and business software in particular: all those millions of dollars he thinks are wasted on inefficient production structures, marketing and, not least, proprietary standards. “In the world of corporate IT”, he says, “the low-cost revolution is very much unfinished business.”

See the full article for more details and background/history.

On a related note, a recent Computerworld article, "ZoooS takes OpenOffice.org to the Web", highlights another approach to web-centric productivity applications

Face value | Deflating IT | Economist.com

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