Appopedia, TheAppGaps’ searchable database of Web 2.0 product reviews points to literally hundreds of tools across an array of applications from analytics to business intelligence, content management, mindmapping, security, software testing, visualization, wikis and workflow and more.
Without a doubt there is no shortage of Web applications, but what I’m interested in is where to from here? My reason for asking is a workshop colleague Victoria Axelrod and I are convening at FOWA Miami February 23.
“How to build web apps for the emerging Enterprise market” is the title, however our focus is on the business and organizational dimensions essential for successful application development.
As preparation for our FOWA Miami Workshop I’d appreciate hearing from TheAppGap readers about the Future of Web Apps. Yesterday on CNBC venture capitalist Roger McNamee observed:
”Web 2.0 didn’t develop during strong times & isn’t positioned for a downturn at all.” “Literally hundreds were funded and the vast majority will cease to be economically viable companies.”
A slew of technology magazines cross my desk and I’m following the move to Cloud Computing, Software as a Service, Rich Internet Applications, growing Open Sourcing and Green Computing. (Can Information Week’s February 2 cover story “Why Windows Must Go Open Source” be believed?)
Are these the trends you see driving the Future of Web Apps or is there something else deserving attention? And what’s your take on VC Roger McNamee’s predictions for the fall out in Web 2.0 businesses?
Thanks for taking a moment to add your insights.
PS If you are attending FOWA Miami, over at the FOWA Facebook Group I’ve posted a number of guiding questions to understand the applications participants are bringing to the conference.