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The Scoop: The future of software

Neill Rose-Innes (CIO @ Mortgage Choice) and myself are on Mark Jones’ The Scope this week.

The enterprise software market is growing again as cloud computing continues to dominate the strategic agenda. But what other long term trends do CIOs need to consider as 2011 looms.

  • Given the massive growth in SaaS, what are the implications for legacy software?
  • Is the focus is moving away from enterprise software? If so, does it have a future?
  • How can CIOs evaluate their options and make sound judgements on which SaaS products to introduce?
  • Does packaged software have a future?
  • In relation to cloud computing do software apps now live in the browser or with the cloud service provider? What are the implications of this?
  • Can software developers afford to be specialists anymore?
  • What are the challenges or writing software for mobile operating systems such as Android, Microsoft, Apple?

You can find the discussion on the AFR website.

About The Scoop

The Scoop is an open, free-flowing conversation between industry peers. It’s about unpacking issues that affect CIOs, senior IT executives and the Australian technology industry. The conversation is moderated by Mark Jones, The Scoop’s host and producer. More information about The Scoop, including a list of previous guests, can be found here:

http://filteredmedia.com.au/about-the-scoop/

The Scoop: Are we facing tech wreck take 2?

Stephen Tame (CIO @ JetStar), Mike Zimmerman (principle @ Technology Venture Partners) and myself are on Mark Jones’ The Scope this week. The show looks at the impact of the global economic crisis on the local and international technology industries.

The worldwide economic crisis has caused business to completely reevaluate spending priorities, and IT is no exception. What strategies must CIOs consider during the downturn? What impact will a difficult economic climate in 2009 have on enterprise technology spending?

Topics covered include:

  • What IT projects are likely to be cut immediately?
  • What IT projects will likely survive — what can’t we live without?
  • What advice do we have for CIOs evaluating IT projects. Is this the catalyst for more spending on outsourcing, SAAS, etc?
  • Other observations about the impact of worldwide downturn? eg. will this redefine how we think about sourcing IT products? What solutions should CIOs bring to the boardroom?

About The Scoop

The Scoop is an open, free-flowing conversation between industry peers. It’s about unpacking issues that affect CIOs, senior IT executives and the Australian technology industry. The conversation is moderated by Mark Jones, The Scoop’s host and producer. More information about The Scoop, including a list of previous guests, can be found here:

http://filteredmedia.com.au/about-the-scoop/