Monday, December 10, 2007

A Face Only a Mother Could Love

Robert Scoble has started an Enterprise Software Foodfight.

The core topic is based around the question of why enterprise software is not well covered by bloggers and journalists.

It looks like he struck a nerve.

I've been mulling over the topic. Given that I spend my days with enterprise architecture, I even considered my own stance on blogging about enterprise software.

There are so many potential reasons. I'm guessing the reasons vary for each blogger.

Perhaps it's because many technical people see enterprise software every day at work, and long to see something with more hope.

Perhaps it's because of the age-old problem of reporting on the hand that feeds you.

Perhaps it's because many (most?) enterprise software vendors don't understand how to operate in the world of blogging. Blogging begets blogging. Press releases beget yawns. Most enterprise vendors are still struggling to internalize the read/write web.

Perhaps it's because readers don't want any more input about products from vendors already bombarding us with information and awareness of the products.


Perhaps it's because a considerable amount of enterprise software has a face only a mother could love.

Just a thought...

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