In this post here:
Nigel James and I were discussing NW as an IDE in the context of SAP’s efforts to grow more SAP experts by entering into alliances with universities and other institutions where SAP could be taught.
To me, there is an existing business model which says that it’s a “no-brainer” for SAP to go ahead and market NW as an “empty” IDE (without applications).
This business model is provided by the success of “indie” films and “indie” music in recent years.
Well, not actually “true” indie films and music produced by true independents with limited budgets.
I mean the “indies” that major film and music companies have spun-off from inside.
Can someone tell me why the “indie” business model that seems to have worked well in film and music would not work in the case of SAP?
Come on, SAP! As Mao said:
“Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_Flowers_Campaign
SAP has a far better chance of reversing the “greying” of SAP and generating interest among young developers if it simply “lets down its hair” and actively promotes an “indie SAP” subculture.
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OK – finally a bioinformatic coding problem that may not be so easy …