It is autumn and that means there are a lot of trade shows happening. I confess to visiting a couple myself. I find them a useful opportunity to quickly find out about a number of software businesses that I am unfamiliar with as well as having a face to face chat with those who I have a longer established relationship.
I chatted to a number of owner managers who were consolidating their position in their home market prior to internationalizing. The great thing about the software business is that the pace of innovation and growth never slows. One thing, however, disturbed me.