It’s Never Been Harder to Make Money in GIS: The Sobering Economic Backdrop to the ESRI/GeoIQ Deal

So ESRI buys the cloud-ish start-up GeoIQ:  why should anyone but the twittering class care? Because it’s the latest sign there are exactly two pathways to profitability in traditional GIS:  be niche, or be ESRI.  You’ve known for the last couple of years that State & Local budgets are decimated, now that same terrible swift […]