A More Intelligent Open Source
Before calling it a day (and writing this blog), I had dinner with JasperSoft CEO Paul Doscher. His company specializes in open source business intelligence (BI) software. BI is a very fragmented market with expensive software. In other words it’s ripe for consolidation or a low-cost alternative. With fewer than 50 employees, JasperSoft has 4,000 paying customers and sales of its open source software have recently grown more than 100 percent from quarter to quarter.
Impressive but what’s next? “We have no intention of becoming a big services organization as we scale our business,” says Doscher. “We’ll need local representation in the market place through systems integrators.”
I’ll share more thoughts on Doscher and JasperSoft in a future blog. In the meantime, I’ll post my next blog after meeting with Cisco on Wednesday.