Monday, January 9, 2012

breadth first as an obstacle for technology investment?

An interesting post from Adam Deane, about "intelligent BPM",  claiming that the obstacle for getting more intelligent software (in that case in the BPM domain) is the fact that vendors are focused on breadth and not depth, meaning providing products with simple (and shallow) capabilities, and focus on selling these products to as many customers, rather than working on providing "deeper" products and work with existing customers to improve the utilization of their products in more mature way.   I guess that the accounting-based management of enterprises today contribute a lot to this approach,     This observation is not restricted to BPM only,  I think it applies to many areas --- maybe even in event processing?