My last catch up post is from Ellyssa and TechEssence.Info. She wrote 5 Reasons NOT to Choose a Technology Solution.
It is a long and thoughtful (and humor-filled) post and let me simply cite the highlights.
- The IT department has worked with COBOL in the past and would LOVE to use it again.
- They sure do have snazzy marketing!
- Your boss heard about it at a conference.
- Your friend told you it was 'da bomb!
- It’s expensive, it’s cheap, it’s free.
I have to admit that I am guilty of advocating #3, and if it is free, I will often take a risk. Go read the full post.