"Business “provolution” was used by Milestone CEO Lars Thingaard to describe how the company has evolved from product focus, to company focus to now community focus. Those that lead get to write the rule book. The concept is enticing, the promised business value is very cool, and the execution is uncertain."
"Building an online Milestone marketplace for partners to promote and sell their solutions"
Always got the feeling they wanted the list of integration's but did not really encourage or support the developments. Makes sense to help get as many apps to market as possible, I think the issue is going to be to insure they all work properly since most small developments dont necessary have good documentation.
Seems Milestone aren't or cant keep up with their own integration requests either.
I see the value in the online marketplace if they can execute it well (i.e., easy to buy, works reliably, clear support). On the other hand, I am not sure they can pull it off as the inherent complexity involved is high. However, even if they simply made it easier to know what apps / offerings / add-ons they had, that could help differentiate themselves.
The VMS provider will hold a competition at MIPS 2017 where software developers will share “successes, breakthroughs and products.” The products will be judged at MIPS 2017. Palmquist said Milestone will “tap into developers in Silicon Valley and at universities.”
Milestone Systems unveiled several strategic and solutions initiatives at its 11th annual Milestone Integration Platform Symposium, which as company CEO and President Lars Thinggaard put it, “are designed to introduce non-linear disruption to the security community.”