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By heidig
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Submitted: Oct 02 2013 / 12:49

When a paradigm shift happens in well-defined markets, vendors whose revenues mostly come from that market are at high risk of "Sybase-ification" if they can’t adapt. Larger vendors, diversified in multiple markets, while most of the time not acting as leaders in any of the markets they are in, were always able to hop on one foot and had more time to adapt. A company that would have only been active in middleware wouldn’t have been able to fail as much as Oracle and Sun did. The examples are legions. The current cloud paradigm shift is unique in that it is much wider than any industry-specific shift that ever happened. The cloud is simply redefining how IT happens, period...
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