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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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3 responses to “The First of the Acquisitions”

  1. Jollyswagman

    So do you see the same situation arising for our own Xero accounting software, and do you see this as a good thing?

  2. Ben Kepes

    @Jollyswagman – Yes I can very much imagine an acquisition sometime in the future. In terms of whether it is a good thing it depends with what respect you’re asking that question… good for the country? good for the app? good for the founders? good for the shareholders?

  3. passmore

    There’s a big hole in the marketplace for serious SaaS support for Home and Personal financial management; i.e. accounting – but of course the users shouldn’t know that!

    The Big Boys probably see this as below their station so there’s an opportunity out there just awaiting exploitation. This is the time for some of those flegling SaaS vendors to get in on the act as soon as possible, then go swim out in the oceans of the world and watch out for the sharks.

    And there’s a new accounting model just crying out for such attention – Domestic Well-Being Accounting (DWBA).