No. 7: Enterprise ApplicationsBy Lawrence Walsh | Print
The Dow Jones is bleeding billions, but solution providers say key technologies continue to drive strong profitability. Here are the top 10 technologies according to Channel Insider readers.
7. Enterprise Application
2008 Profitability Rating: 14%
2007 Profitability Rating: 11%
Profitability Change: +3%
ERP, supply chain management, CRM, RFID monitoring and management systems, data mining and analytics, content management systems…the list of enterprise applications is endless. SMBs went through a period of believing that they could pick up free or cheap open-source applications, modify them and have robust, enterprise-class applications. That works for a while, but not for ever. Businesses are discovering the need for feature-rich, extensible and dynamic applications that help optimize business performance. This is driving demand for everything from run of the mill office applications to multimode relational databases.