Step back almost 20 years. I was then CEO of a tiny publishing house at a group breakfast during what was then called the American Booksellers Association convention. The guest speaker was a guy with a clearly nutty idea: Jeff Bezos was selling books over the Internet. Every publisher in the room had the same question: who in their right mind would ever buy a book that you couldn't hold in your hands before paying for it?
There’s no shortage of integration platforms in the cloud these days with Tibco Software becoming the latest vendor to join their ranks. Tibco this week unfurled Tibco Cloud Bus, a subscription based integration service that differs from other services in that IT organizations have the option of deploying it anywhere they like versus being locked into a particular cloud computing platform.