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Progress Exchange 2013 Part Two: Will Pacific be Progress Software’s PaaS to Relevance?
By P.J. Jakovljevic (see bio) and Bob Eastman (see bio)Last week in the TEC blog, we discussed Progress Software’s history and current focus. The company

red hat banner  source OpenShift PaaS from Red Hat on the low end, the Salesforce Platform in the middle, and Oracle and SAP HANA on the top end. We expect IBM , HP , Cisco , etc. to become disruptive forces as well. This will not be an easy path forward for Progress, but perhaps now that the rest of world is catching up with the cloud Progress has a chance in light of its global presence and affordable price point? Also, major ERP OpenEdge partners like QAD , ProALPHA , Aptean (with the OpenEdge ERP products in the port

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