December 11, 2007 |
The LeWeb 3 conference is underway, and since we highlighted yesterday a couple of startups slated to walk the stage at the event, we figure, why not another?
The next company we profile, dubbed eXo Platform, is a company with a diverse number of holdings in the Web software space. From developments in the realm of cloud-based operating systems, to specially-designed applications and utilities (email, client management, etc.), to those nifty little things we call widgets.
Having taken several glances at its website in the past few days, we must attest to eXo’s seemingly solid craftsmanship in much of what it offers. While pictures only show so much, eXo appears on track to harvest quite a bit of potential – and it’s got the partnerships to prove as much. And though it’s difficult to determine the limits (or lack thereof) to what the business may accomplish in the coming weeks/months/years – the concept of the Web OS and the long tail that will inevitably follow is many seasons from its golden era – eXo looks to be a serious contender in the genre of the industry it inhabits.
That is, if the industry’s trajectory continues along the path eXo Platform presumes it will. The future of the “Web OS”, while surely fated to present itself as an eventual new reality (make of that hazy term what you wish), its structure is still a nebulous one. Will it be a more or less identical representation of what we have today? Or will we see an entirely unique reinvention come about? It’s widely assumed that many of the needs of the average user catered to today, in both the consumer and corporate spaces, will be needs catered to in the next decade as well. Does that then logically prognosticate a gradual evolution rather than a swift revolution?
Probably. So, in short, eXo Platform is likely headed in the right direction. It’s too early of course to forecast its favorability now. There are too many variables to consider, and more are continuously put into play as software development on the whole progresses. But there’s a good chance the company will remain active for a considerable length of time.
What do you think of eXo Platform? Is it too early to the game? Will it stick around long? Offer your thoughts in the comments below.