The Procurement, Network, and Marketplace Investment Bubble: Differences From 1999-2001 [PRO]

Earlier in our analysis, we outlined some of the key elements of risk in a bubble investment market for companies engaged in buying software and services from providers enmeshed in these uncommon and risky climates. Many of these observations are based off of lessons our team learned living through the last software investment bubble. But some are different this time around – and are particularly nefarious for current and potential customers of these solutions, given fundamental changes in technology and operation models. Yet before getting to these specific nuances, we first need to conclude with a few more general risks and observations that characterize bubble climates.

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