While my two separate blog post series about workflow automation and Business Process Management (BPM) and about the long tails of supply chains were coming to their respective ends, one event that is curiously pertinent to both topics has meanwhile taken place in the market.
Namely, at the end of July 2008, IBM acquired ILOG, a specialized software provider with headquarters in France and the
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profitable growth. ILOG is recognized as belonging to the group of only 23 out of 482 public software companies with seven consecutive years of profitable growth. In fact, ILOG, with over 850 employees in the following nine countries: US, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom (UK), China, Japan, Singapore, and Australia, has a stable recurring revenue stream from several hundreds of ISV’s royalty arrangements to embed its products. Indeed, it is quite difficult to think of how many vendors involved in