Not everyone needs is looking for a full application to be developed. Quite often customers have 80% of the right technology mix already in place and for sorts of reasons are best served with simply extending the existing technologies to serve their own internal or customer requirements.

It is amazing what can be accomplished by writing a utility that monitors this folder or that inbox and then performs a function that turns it into the important glue between two separate technologies. Scripting has been the mainstay for the industry and organisations large and small rely on scripts to perform a wide selection of time or condition triggered events. It won’t revolutionise the industry but it will get more out of the technology you already have.