ARE THEY RIGHT FOR YOU?
1. Will they help you meet your business goals? Make sure the functional capabilities are a good fit.
2. Do they fit your environment? From networks to servers to clients to other software components; they all need to work together.
3. Will they stay with you? Some technologies and vendors may not provide the length of support you need.
HOW MANY DO YOU NEED?
If you want to manage risk, you'll need to pace the introduction of new information technologies. Technology roadmaps help manage technology introductions and retirements.
HOW DO YOU CONNECT THEM?
Suppliers usually focus on their components, leaving you to glue the pieces together.
Managing the flow of transactions and information between software and hardware components is the most complex step of implementing information systems, and the most costly on an on-going basis.
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