Infor and IFS, two upper mid-market, stalwart vendors, were the first to respond to our questions-and-answers series directed at software application vendors. Based on our questions, these two vendors share their views on market trends, platform approaches, and mid-market issues.
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technology battles, — operating systems (OSs), as an example—to see this in a historical context. At one point, the OS one chose was considered critical to the success of the IT investment. Yet today, many of the then-leading operating systems are all but gone, and the ones that are left largely all do about the same thing. Software vendors that offered choice navigated those changes with relative ease, while those that locked in suffered badly (as did their customers). One can make the case that