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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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One response to “On Making Life Easier, and Worthless Whitepapers”

  1. Duncan Stockdill

    Thanks for the kind words on Javelin.

    This reminds me of a previous role selling a monolithic system in financial services. All good stuff at the time because if you bought separate systems you had to spend ages integrating them. However the downside was the lock-in to a single vendor which takes the pressure off the vendor to keep on delivering good service and enhancing the product.

    As you’ve pointed out times have moved on. With integrated SaaS you get to choose the best vendor for each function and because it’s pre-integrated it’s a doddle to get going. It’s also a great way to keep the pressure on vendors because it’s easier to swap one function such as CRM to a new vendor than it is to switch a single monolithic system. Certainly keeps us SaaS vendors focused!

    Duncan Stockdill, Javelin CRM