If you can't beat them, buy them

The major software vendors have nothing to fear from startups, especially when they can let them do all the hardwork and then pick up the best ones. But what does that trend mean for buyers of innovative technology?

The major software vendors get an adrenaline rush out of startups. They mostly don’t fear them. They, in fact, love them. To companies like IBM and Oracle and Salesforce.com, software startups are outsourced R&D. Why should you do the R and the D on things you don’t know well, when a true innovator is out there enabling you to not face the dilemma of ossifying around your own original idea?

{{content.question}}

SMS Code Sent…

Hi {{ user.FirstName }}

Looks like you've already taken a free trial

Please enter your payment details

We have sent you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

please enter this code below to activate your membership

If you didn't receive SMS code please

Looks you are already a member. Please enter your password to proceed

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device


Verify your mobile number to unlock a FREE trial

Please sign up for full access

Updating information

Please wait ...

  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Related Articles