I don't see much difference between a zombie apocalypse and the events going on in the software vendor space.
Zombies seem to be everywhere. No more so, of course, than in the AMC television series "Walking Dead." Season five premiered last night.
Vendors are everywhere, too. Just look at Dreamforce this week. We'll be there (check us out @cmswire on the #DF14 hashtag).
The Walking Dead characters need their zombies to survive at times. The viability of the show itself certainly depends on them.
Just like we need software vendors to survive in a business sense.
Without zombies, the Walking Dead's just "Survivor" with clothes — and that's no fun. Without software vendors, there's just, well, businesses doing their own business. That doesn't sound fun, either.