I’ve never seen one of these “strategic alliances” work out for the best for software customers and the products they have been using. Never, not in 25 years of working with software. I challenge you people to defy the norm and keep the products alive, exciting and useful with the excellent customer response that we have all come to enjoy.
This is a particuarly dangerous sort of software, because one begins to center their entire workflow around it. If it falters due to poor, buggy updates from new owners it can impact all user’s bottom lines. If new versions become unuseful because of the overloading of “features” or “improvements” in the user interface where one wants to stick with the old version then the problem of compatibility arises as operating systems change.
I almost didn’t buy DEVONthink and DEVONagent in the first place because of the issue of them being a great small software company that might be acquired. Now I see I had reasons for my concern. I wish you luck with the merger and pray that you manage to still put your software and customers first. But I don’t count on it.
NEW STRATEGIC ALLIANCE, HEADQUARTERS IN U.S.A.
DEVONtechnologies Ltd. and AgentScience Technologies, Inc., announce that they have formed a strategic alliance and open a new holding company in the USA.
In this alliance, AgentScience Technologies acquires DEVONtechnologies, and both companies together open a new holding company named DEVONtechnologies LLC in the US. AgentScience Technologies sub-licenses technology from DEVONtechnologies LLC to provide its enterprise clients with a first-of-its-kind solution designed to turn the threatening information overload into manageable knowledge.