IBM software: big, blue and boring in the 2010s
CommentIBM's vision for software ain't what it used to be. Biggie Blue's venerable software biz will doubtlessly roll right along into the new decade - make no mistake - but where's the drive and risk taking that made the company actually cool back 10 years ago?
Is anyone still developing software anymore, particularly in smaller-scale, “embedded” systems running on platform-specific operating systems? Despite the best efforts of packaged software vendors, software development never went away – indeed, the annual barometer studies that Freeform Dynamics undertakes with readers of The Register repeatedly shows that “custom application development” is always one of the top areas for investment. And in a recent mini-poll, when we asked you about embedded systems in particular, we found considerable interest in this area. But what’s guiding the decision about the embedded OS to use?
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