Application Development: Ten Enterprise Apps That Don't Yet Exist--but Will Be a Big Deal in 5 Years

By Eric Lundquist  |  Posted 2009-06-24 Print this article Print
Ten Enterprise Apps That Dont Yet Exist—but Will Be a Big Deal in 5 Years

Ten Enterprise Apps That Dont Yet Exist—but Will Be a Big Deal in 5 Years

by Eric Lundquist
Enterprise apps used to change at a glacial pace. Companies were scared to mess with their financial systems, inventory management and customer database for fear of messing up something that was developed 10 years (or more) earlier. But the economic meltdown taught business executives that what worked in 1999 did not work in 2009. Here are 10 new applications that will become part of the enterprise application portfolio.
Since 1996, Eric Lundquist has been Editor in Chief of eWEEK, which includes domestic, international and online editions. As eWEEK's EIC, Lundquist oversees a staff of nearly 40 editors, reporters and Labs analysts covering product, services and companies in the high-technology community. He is a frequent speaker at industry gatherings and user events and sits on numerous advisory boards. Eric writes the popular weekly column, 'Up Front,' and he is a confidant of eWEEK's Spencer F. Katt gossip columnist.

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