Chris Weilfrom Momentum Worldwide was doing the keynote presentation entitled We are the Clutter, a challenge to the entire industry. His challenge to us was to stay on course with what we're doing and create short term opportunities or change ourselves for long term growth. According to a Yankelovich study, people believe that 60% of the messaging they receive have to relevance to them.
Over the weekend, I came across a student guide from a course my wife took years ago. She worked for a computer services company and all the technical, training and marketing personnel could take this course.
Call it infrastructure, a platform, an architecture. Call it middleware, whatever. A growing number of high-tech companies are creating products that are primarily enablers of other applications. Left to their own, unconnected to other pieces, they do... nothing.