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Monday, November 08, 2010

Consultants Building Apps

Quite interesting piece in ReadWriteWeb.  Consulting is by its nature a complex and expensive venture.  It can price itself out of the needs it seeks to deliver.   It does often consist of the buyer paying for a great deal of hand-holding.  That overhead is very large.   So why not break down things that need to be done into App size pieces?  Tailor them as needed?   I like the idea, but it also sounds somewhat like something we pushed in the early 90s,  expert systems, aka Artificial Intelligence. 

The article does give some excellent examples of service firms that are getting into tailored application development, in business intelligence and elsewhere.   Worth it to ponder this direction. 

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