What does the smashup mean for software? Once we start to pick up pieces, we’re all going to need a lot of intelligence, and we’re going to want to gather lots of data and plenty of ideas. There’s lots to do, to plan, to build. And we’re going to have to fix the climate before it gets worse.
What we won’t have is capital; no huge teams, no huge implementation armies rolling out vast integrated enterprise systems that cost tens or hundreds of millions before they get switched on — or that crash into huge implementation failures. And I think we’ll see less buzzword-compliant vaporware, and more cool little tools from hungry little teams.
Could be the golden age of artisanal software. Just saying.