PalmSource's recent acquisition of China MobileSoft is an expression of the firm's commitment to set a new strategy for survival, especially in the hotly contested cellular phone market. We expect the Palm OS to evolve from its current status as an embedded OS to a focused user environment.
Leading offshore vendors now compete with global outsourcing vendors, matching resources, industry breadth, and project capabilities. Although most historical success is for application services, vendors are diversifying capabilities to include consulting, vertical expertise, business process outsourcing (BPO), and infrastructure management. As domestic vendors also expand global resources, the competitive landscape for offshore becomes key to successful market dominance.
RealNetworks Inc.'s media player software contains vulnerabilities that could let an attacker take control of a PC on which the software is used to download multimedia files, the company confirmed this week.