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On the Necessity of Software Ecosystem Analysis: Can any software company do without? – by Slinger Jansen

May 22, 2013

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In this dawning age of App Stores, plug-ins, apps, partnership models, technology platforms and computing devices in our pockets, it is impossible to run a software business without taking the ecosystem into account. A software ecosystem is defined as a set of actors functioning as a unit and interacting with a shared market for software and services, together with the relationships among them. These relationships are frequently underpinned by a common technological platform or market and operate through the exchange of information, resources and artifacts. It is surprising to see that so many organizations are unaware of their ecosystems and are unable to steer them into the direction that their strategy dictates, even with so much available knowledge about the topic.

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