Mash-ups will increase in price over the next 5 years, nearly doubling from $76,500 per deployment to $143,400 per deployment, while collaboration and productivity web apps in the enterprise (a.k.a. Enterprise 2.0) prices fall in some cases by over half. Price drops will be especially sharp in blog, wikis, social networking and widgets.
It appears that Enterprise 2.0 technologies such as blogs and wikis, while essential, are already becoming considered as nearly commodity. My view is that mash-ups, which typically are hacked point-to-point hard-coded connections will show their gaps soon too, despite their growing importance.
This is why zAgile is focusing on the value of contextual integration. zAgile takes mash-ups and composite applications to another level, via its semantic infrastructure and network of domain-specific ontologies. zAgile can plug in both software engineering tools and collaboration tools, in a contextually integrated way. Therefore, there are no more silo's of information, and everything can be accessed, as in one information repository, across systems.