Two different but unrelated stories that developed over the weekend made me think of the above topic: Sage has announced that it will change its management team in the US after disappointing results and slow growth. Oracle in turn, made yet another attempt to snap up a technology company, continuing a shopping spree of about $30 Billion (a good summary of the drama can be found in docu-drama blog).
This is the background for the question that popped into my head: at what point is a company no longer a product or technology company, becoming a holding company? And, what is the future of holding companies in the software world? Continue reading “The Fine Line Between a Technology Company and a Holding Company”