Honoring Computings Dead
Ever since the birth of the modern-day internet, we've chronicled an endless parade of death. The death of the PC.Ever since the birth of the modern-day internet, weve chronicled an endless parade of death. The death of the PC. The death of client/server computing. The death of software (as we know it). The death of the music industry. The latest death caused by the Web I heard is the death of auctions: "Auctions are dead. Internet-based negotiations are alive." So says Sarah Pfaff, executive vice president of eBreviate, an EDS subsidiary making e-procurement noise.
Fair enough. Auctions as we know them on eBay are not capable of supporting the needs of corporations that want to participate in dynamic bidding processes. And antiquated procurement processes wont stand up to the rigors of e-business. Corporations need the power of managing multiple auctions at once, each with multiple bidders, and analyze them in real time. With emerging services being offered by eBreviate, as well as FairMarket and Moai, theres now an answer to corporations that want to really take control of their procurement operations.