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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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6 responses to “The Wave – and Why Central Desktop is Happy but Nonchalant”

  1. Rob Koplowitz

    Thanks Ben. Good take. This Wave does tend to skew toward on-prem and traditional vendors. The reason is that those criteria are still very important to a lot of our clients. To your point, they become non-issues with SaaS and to some extent with appliances. The model allows for weighing criteria at zero if they are not relevant to your buying criteria and that would change the picture.

  2. benkepes

    Thanks Rob – appreciate the reply and understand the difficult position trad analysts must be in. Come on over to the blogging world, it’s a much more pleasant place


  3. skavaini

    A few (excluded) players who have proven technology, a long history, and demonstrating innovation in collaboration software include:


    I realize Forrester caters to enterprises, however departments in large enterprises pick up SaaS for project or departments, and readers of the report should also be aware of the above mentioned options too.