Mittwoch, 13. August 2008

Wie aufgekaufte Startups häufig enden

Whenever a large software company acquires a startup, the first order of business is often an attempt to move the startup’s application onto the larger company’s technology infrastructure so that it can get benefits of „economies of scale“ or some other buzzword that is typically a euphemism for „we bought you so now you’re our bitches“ that is not grounded in business realities. This often requires application rewrites that have the unfortunate consequence of causing the shipped application to stagnate as all efforts are poured into recreating the same application using a different technology.

Quelle: Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life – Application Rewrites after Acquisitions: How Large Software Companies Destroy Startup Value

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