The approaches couldn’t contrast more sharply. On the one side are vendors who want to tightly control how their software integrates with outside products. On the other are the platform plug-and-play Applephiles. The monoliths generally come to be described by competitors or niche vendors as “unfriendly” or downright hostile to integration. But despite the knocks they take, these vendors win deal after deal, proving that despite what naysayers claim, they’re absolutely satisfying the needs of their target market. Read the rest of the column at Information Week.
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