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August 21, 2012

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Steve Thomas

cool little nugget. Now if someone could think that way about the ATS market. Taleo is killing me!

Ryan Zupancic

While they are no Apple, you should look at how Redhat transformed themseleves. They just hit over a billion in revenue this year. Selling an open source product (yes, you can still download their source for free). They used to sell cheap cds at the book store and offer phone suppport for Redhat Linux. They decided to ditch that product, create Redhat Enterprise Linux and start selling enterprise software. Some might claim they did not change their core product, but they moved from being essentially a call center operation for consumers, to an enterprise provider competing with IBM in less then ten years.
The message is essential the same, innovate or get left behind. Your core product does not mean anything if it is not the future.

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