BEA Chief Says Convergence Key to Softwares Future
Speaking to Harvard business students, BEA's Alfred Chuang says convergence is key to jumpstarting the software industry.Alfred Chuang, founder, chairman and CEO of BEA Systems Inc., said convergence is the key to jumpstarting the software industry. However, when Chuang talks about convergence he means the convergence of the development of new software with the integration of existing or legacy software. Speaking to a group of aspiring MBA students at the Harvard Business School Cyberposium over the weekend, Chuang said linking new software with old and legacy software will bring out newer, more solid and effective systems.
"Integration is not just about linking a lot of legacy stuffits about leveraging the technology you have," Chuang said. Indeed, integration promotes flexible infrastructure, Chuang said. "Today the software industry is mature enough to look at integration and development and see them work together. At BEA we call that convergence."