When it comes to restaurants, I like to be a bit of a grazer. There’s nothing better than going with friends to a lovely new restaurant and ordering lots of small portions and sharing them around. It really allows people to savor the different flavors and options on offer.
Enterprise software is, as I see it, analogous to restaurant dining. You can go in and order the huge steak that will leave you feeling bloated — that is much like the traditional, monolithic enterprise software offerings. Or you can graze and enjoy the variety the restaurant has to offer, and that is the new way of thinking about enterprise apps. Some companies talk about mobile moments, some about contextual apps — but whatever name you use, it’s all about doing specific, bite-sized operations.