Evaluating enterprise technology options is often very difficult. The benefits appear over time, and often over scale, but the initial project bears the burden of ROI. Things are changing with the cloud, but not enough.
I saw a couple of tweets today that reminded me of an old (check out the date!) post I wrote about fixing the RFP process:
"This is what makes software reviewing tough: you notice something for the first time just when it has always been there."
— Kontra (@counternotions) September 14, 2016
And, then from Steve:
Conversely you focus on differences and over emphasize slight but meaningless differences. Like when renting a car… https://t.co/ZtIxPwl9Vk
— Steven Sinofsky (@stevesi) September 14, 2016
These of course refer to the new iPhone and the silly reviews, but the ideas transfer over to enterprise software evaluation too.
I reread my old post, and I though I didn’t check the links to see if they still work, the post remains valuable (and still relevant). Have a look…