Enterprise software analyst, blogger, author, speaker and executive at IDC focused on emerging trends in the enterprise, which currently includes social, mobile, cloud and the networked business. Formerly a software executive at a wide range of software vendors including Autodesk, PeopleSoft and MRO, Inc and three silicon valley software startups, I moved to the analyst side in 2006. The group I lead at IDC covers CRM, EA, PPM, PLM, SCM, cloud and SaaS, pricing and licensing, and software partners, channels and alliances. Frequently quoted by the press on topics related to enterprise software, social business, enterprise mobility, cloud computing and other emerging enterprise trends. My IDC Profile. LinkedIn Twitter

One response to “Breaking "Things" into Smaller Pieces”

  1. Cynthia Typaldos

    Michael – thanks for these great examples of how large services (e.g. daily auto rental) are now small services (e.g. quarter-of-an-hour auto rental) and paid for by a monthly subscription. I agree that this “trend of breaking things into smaller and smaller pieces” will affect the SaaS app business in ways that can only be good for subscribers and the app vendors too.