Leveraging Software Platforms
FEBRUARY 11, 2020
Be Clear on What a Software Platform Is. Different people have suggested different definitions for the term software platform. Let me briefly share mine: I view such a platform as a collection of software assets that are used by several products, as the following picture illustrates. Let’s look at two examples of successful software platforms, syngo and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Consider the Benefits and Drawbacks of a Software Platform.