From the Founder and President of Upside Research, Inc.

David Kelly

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However boring it might be, I believe that infrastructure is the key to e-business success. More specifically, it's having (or building) an adaptable application and IT infrastructure that can adjust to new business needs and competitive challenges over time, thus providing a competitive advantage for the foreseeable future. Keeping up with the competition is no longer good enough. Business success is now predicated on effectiveness, or how quickly and successfully companies can customize their applications and IT infrastructure to provide more effective and higher-value interactions with customers and prospects. The metric for success has switched from simply becoming an efficient company to becoming the most efficient and the most effective. Traditional IT investments and planning have focused mainly on efficiency - being able to automate back-end processes, pers... (more)

Achieving Adaptability Through Application Servers

However boring it might be, I believe that infrastructure is the key to e-business success. More specifically, it's having (or building) an adaptable application and IT infrastructure that can adjust to new business needs and competitive challenges over time, thus providing a competitive advantage for the foreseeable future. Keeping up with the competition is no longer good enough. Business success is now predicated on effectiveness, or how quickly and successfully companies can customize their applications and IT infrastructure to provide more effective and higher-value interact... (more)