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Software Revolution Is About To Explode

Rapidly changing software scene

In the phone industry, we became barraged by long-distance carriers and a multitude of options.

In the utility industry, many of us are, for the first time, having to choose from options we don't really want to understand.

When a patent expires on a drug we now have a plethora of generic drugs to choose from.

In all cases, the options and complexity grows. The prices also come down.

The same thing is about to happen in the software industry.

New tools and capabilities make building, selling and delivering Web-based software solutions accessible to a much wider audience. A material percentage of the software requests we see every day are from folks who, just five years ago, would have had a tough time getting into the software business.

If you want to get into the software business, a revolution is about to happen; get on it. If you want to have simpler, faster software choices for your organization, you might be in for a rough ride.

But if history is a guide, the good news is that the end result of this revolution should be more quality and lower prices.

This was originally posted on the Central Penn Business Journal Gadget Cube.

More Stories By Treff LaPlante

Treff LaPlante has been involved with technology for nearly 20 years. At WorkXpress, he passionately drives the vision of making customized enterprise software easy, fast, and affordable.

Prior to joining WorkXpress, Treff was director of operations for eBay's HomesDirect. While there, he created strategic relationships with Fortune 500 companies and national broker networks and began his foray into the development of flexible workflow software technologies. He served on the management team that sold HomesDirect to eBay.

During his time at Vivendi-Universal Interactive, Treff was director of strategy. In addition to M&A activities, Treff broadly applied quantitative management principles to sales, marketing, and product line functions. Treff served as the point person for the management team that sold Cendant Software to Vivendi-Universal. Earlier positions included product management and national sales trainer for Energy Design Systems, an engineering software company. Treff began his professional career as a metals trader for Randall Trading Corp, a commodities firm that specialized in bartering and transporting various metals and coal from the then-dissolving Soviet Union.

Treff received his MBA from Pepperdine University and a BS in chemical engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. http://www.workxpress.com

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