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IDG Enterprise Consulting Director

Enterprise software issues debated at VORTEX 2004

Aug 06, 20042 mins
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The enterprise software market has kept us wags busy for years reporting on long, drawn out CRM and ERP implementations, the Y2K scare, security flaws, spiraling licensing costs, and offshore development. There’s never a dull moment in the software industry.

The software industry is in a constant state of change born out of market consolidation, customer frustration, deep discounting, the introduction of new delivery options and the opportunities (and threat) of open source. At VORTEX 2004, we present a not-to-miss session, particularly if enterprise software is the linchpin of your organization.

The session, called “The Future of Enterprise Software” will bring together a panel of industry experts – the movers and shakers that control the software market – to thrash out these issues and more. The panelists will debate what the future holds for enterprise software and the current industry powerhouses, including Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft, Microsoft, and others.

The panel will be moderated by David Kirkpatrick, senior editor, Internet and technology at Fortune Magazine.  He will be joined by:

* Marc Benioff, chairman of

* Dan’l Lewin, corporate vice president of business development,

  DPE division at Microsoft.

* Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL AB.

Don’t miss it!

John Gallant will return next week, fresh from his vacation.

Bye for now,

The VORTEX Digest Staff