Larger software vendors did not have a good week.
Gartner tells its enterprise clients Windows is collapsing under its own weight. It then proceeds to say those clients will reduce their over-priced enterprise software costs by "whatever legal means" they can.
CIO Magazine exposes that SAP is increasing maintenance to its new customers (quotes Ray Wang from Forrester and me)
It then has a long interview with Seth Ravin, CEO of Rimini and why customers are deserting Oracle for his third party maintenance service.
But if you talk to software executives you get the "what me worry?" look. They just know customers will put up with more crap.
Hey, compared to the aviation meltdown in the US and at Heathrow what's a few million more bug fixes and a few more billion in maintenance dollars?