Arthur Miller’s 1949 play ‘Death of a Salesman’ is often listed as one of America’s finest and most influential stage dramas of the twentieth century. It was a tale that conveyed the American Dream but was interlaced with flashbacks that betrayed the contrast between illusion and reality. The Enterprise software sector echoes this drama in numerous ways and shares its inevitable ending.
I was in a presentation last week and they were talking about the advantages of their offering since it was "in the cloud". That is another way of saying Software as a Service (SaaS). It sounded amazing. All upgrades happen at once, there is not version control issues, you are part of a large family of organizations and so on. The virtues kept going such as the price is more reasonable and very little involvement is needed from your IT organization.