Value is in the eye of the beholder!
It may seem obvious that having the “best” solution doesn’t guarantee a better outcome, but it seems in IT we don’t always see it that way. It seems that we often forget that there are larger issues at play than whether or not a piece of our infrastructure or one of our applications is “the best,” so here’s how I like to think about how to determine what is often a subjective and variable concept in IT.
The thought to write about what “best” means in technology came to me after reading Joe Weinman’s book “Cloudonomics”. In the book he points out several times that having the best technology doesn’t guarantee that you’ll end up with the best solution or service. So how do you determine what’s best?
Some definitions of “best” in IT include:
- Most comprehensive solution
- Lowest priced solution
- Easiest solution to install and get up…
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