Thursday, May 28, 2009

 

Enterprise Architecture and Vendor Relationship Management

One of the most frustrating things as an architect that I have experienced in every non-software centric company is the acceptance of bad software...



Why aren't more large enterprises banding together to stop the acceptance of suboptimal software? We all know that BPM and ECM vendors can do a better job of making their products more secure, yet enterprise architects choose to remain blissfully ignorant and let them get away with compromising the business they are supposed to represent.

Doesn't enterprise architecture sometimes require us enterprise architect types to consider not just the software we use, the reduction in the amount of vendors we work with, but to help software vendors develop software that benefits our ecosystem?

What would it take for a few thought leaders to get a conversation going on improving the interactions between large enterprises and their vendors...




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