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EREBUS0   1/6/2012 11:02:28 PM
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Having watched the progress from 90% HW to 10% HW the same problem remains. Its the system that is important. The rest is just implementation detail. HW has finally reached a maturity where it is highly integrated, low power and standard interfaces. Most software still has a long way to go before they can provide the same level of support. Every problem needs a combination of HW and SW to be quickly assembled with standard testing and high reliability. The software vendors need to reuse components and greatly reduce the cost of SW development. Both sides should be equal in effort to define, select and integrate.

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abraxalito   6/10/2011 2:44:57 AM
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Good insight. I'd take it further - they don't want the function, rather they want the solution. So people don't want water they want the solution - thirst to be quenched. That's why its interesting to see that Nokia has lost the plot. They began as a solutions company 'Connecting people' but ended up focussing on products and hence now are toast.

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cdhmanning   6/10/2011 2:32:06 AM
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As I often tell hardware developers to put them in their place... Nobody actually wants hardware. They want the function that is provided by the software. The hardware is increasingly just a life support system for the software. Buying and carrying around hardware is the cost people are prepared to pay to access the software. But then it is also true that they don't really want software either. They just want the function. Carrying the hardware and dealing with the software is just the cost people are prepared to pay to access the function.

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