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In years past it’s been defined as software used by large corporations and even governments but it doesn’t include products like Office which is clearly used in companies of all sizes. These days, almost every software can be considered enterprise software. Sarah Lacy questions today’s meaning of the term which has been diluted to a point in which Evernote is considered enterprise software.
Microsoft’s Outlook and Yammer are also considered enterprise. Thing is, does it matter whether software is classified as consumer, business, or enterprise? Why make the distinction? What’s the purpose?
When Nokia decided to unify its efforts towards delivering Windows Phone across its entire smartphone line up, there seemed to be no more need for the development toolkit known as Qt. Last year Nokia sold off the licensing and services business for Qt to Digia, a software company based in Finland. Earlier this month Nokia closed down its Qt offices in Australia.
Today Digia announced that it has agreed to acquire the remaining Qt software business from Nokia and will bring along 125 Nokia staff and engineers from its Qt division. According to Ars Technica, Qt is still being used and supported by companies such as Adobe, Google, RIM, Skype, and Amazon. Digia also said that it will expand Qt support to Windows 8, iOS, and Android.