In the latest Networked Globe post I have an interview with QNX founder Dan Dodge on how BlackBerry wants to be at the heart of the Internet of Things.
One of the things Dodge discusses is how twenty years ago Microsoft told QNX they would be driven out of business by the software giant’s Windows CE operating system.
As it turned out Microsoft failed dismally.
QNX’s survival in face of a big competitor is similar to Google’s failed attempts to enter various industries. Everyone assumes Google will succeed against the smaller players because they are rich and smart.
Often however the rich player doesn’t win because the smaller incumbent is savvy, focused and knows their market well.
Sometimes bigger is not always better in the software industry.