Biggest Risks for Software Buyers in 2016

“The software market is quickly changing. There are brand new technologies and tools that approach old problems from brand new angles. Naturally, new software, especially in traditional industries, makes some buyers nervous. The biggest risk for software buyers in 2016 will be the belief that new enterprise technologies are completely plug-and-play. Although most new software will run on nonproprietary, commodity hardware, buyers will still carefully size and select the hardware that properly powers that software. Storage, database and big data technologies are examples of software innovations that have recently gone through some radical changes and require an ongoing partnership between vendor and buyer.” – Avinash Lakshman, CEO and founder, Hedvig 

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“The software market is quickly changing. There are brand new technologies and tools that approach old problems from brand new angles. Naturally, new software, especially in traditional industries, makes some buyers nervous. The biggest risk for software buyers in 2016 will be the belief that new enterprise technologies are completely plug-and-play. Although most new software will run on nonproprietary, commodity hardware, buyers will still carefully size and select the hardware that properly powers that software. Storage, database and big data technologies are examples of software innovations that have recently gone through some radical changes and require an ongoing partnership between vendor and buyer.” – Avinash Lakshman, CEO and founder, Hedvig