I’ve been a fan of the Zoho suite of online office 2.0 applications for some time. I pay to use a couple of their applications.
So I enjoyed this Economist.com interview with Sridhar Vembu, the founder and CEO of AdventNet, the publisher of the Zoho products.
Said the Economist:
“SRIDHAR VEMBU is a dangerous man. If he succeeds, a lot of people will lose a lot of money: software developers, consultants, shareholders and others. The chief executive of AdventNet does not have fraud in mind. Instead, he wants to remove what he calls the Ã¢â‚¬Å“value-padÃ¢â‚¬Â from corporate IT in general and business software in particular: all those millions of dollars he thinks are wasted on inefficient production structures, marketing and, not least, proprietary standards. ‘In the world of corporate IT’, he says, ‘the low-cost revolution is very much unfinished business.'”
Read the whole article – it’s good.