Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Making the technology choice the wrong way.

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.

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