What is an Ecosystem in ISVWorld?

The definition of ecosystem in Biology is: "An ecosystem is a community of living organisms in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment (things like air, water and mineral soil), interacting as a system". In ISVWorld, and in ICT in general, we use the term "Ecosystem" to define a community of companies that in some form interact as a system. More specifically, we have two types of Ecosystems:

  1. Company Ecosystems: Example: "Microsoft" - All companies that develop using Microsoft technology and/or have a business partnership with Microsoft
     
  2. Common Technology Ecosystems: Example: "Cloud" - All ISVs that have cloud/SaaS based products Or "IoT" - All ISVs that show activity and/or integration within the domain of Internet of Things