All kidding aside, I agree with this assesment. We are looking at the logical progression of what the market wants, I don't want to have deal with 8 different venders when I can have one POC for all my problems.
It looks to me like the one stop shop is the waveof the future. I think thenext round may be the infrastructure companies swallowing up the product companies to providea truely on stop networking shop.
> OK, the growing trend for companies is produce a product which
> interoperates with other products that other companies are manufacturing at
> some point in time either they strategically align together or combine
> themselves together to make one entity instead of two.. The growing trend
> in the last few months is for policy type products and intrusion type test
> companies to merge with firewall software and/hardware companies. This
> takes care of the product side of things.
> Over the summer months and early fall, we saw the big auditing type
> companies combine their work force together to enhance their consulting
> type offerings and combine their customer base.
> The next logical step is to combine product companies with the auditing
> type companies..
> The final step after that is to combine the auditing companies and the long
> distance carrier companies together.. combining all product, all people and
> telecommunication together.
> One stop shopping..
> my .02
> Mark Teicher
> CASSIE Enterprises & Trust
> email:mht @
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