Even the Web itself has become a sort of ad hoc app store writ large in the cloud with thousands of SaaS applications available today that most enterprise users can acquire and use with little or no provisioning or support from IT.
Interesting article by Dion Hinchcliffe. Will SOA, MashUps and SaaS lead the way to Enterprise App Stores. Dion points to several existing app stores like IBM’s Smart Market.
I am currently hesitating, because I am to used to complex enterprise apps. But having seen and using our IBM SaaS offering LotusLive and in particular LotusLive Labs since a while Dion could be right. Will be interesting to follow, what is going to happen.