To continue to be healthy, an enterprise software vendor either needs a defendable niche or a large market share. For the latter, acquisitions are often required to grow and prosper. With revenue streams shifting from new accounts to up- and cross-sales to existing customers, software support and services, a large customer base is the key to continued health.
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the current users of Oracle database, please bear in mind that free' upgrade of enterprise applications is not free at all, given that license fees can amount to even less than 10% of the entire upgrade price tag (i.e., beside users' training, change management, data migration, customization/modification migration (preservation), fit/gap analysis of new software, implementation, etc.). On a more general note, the larger the install base for the products you are using, the safer you should be. If not the n