Horrors of Enterprise Software

Even in the most agile of organizations, Enterprise software is still the first choice for third parties. However, most are unwieldy, unfit for purpose, and basically everything we don’t need as well as a few things we do. Why and how should we change this?

When working on any large project, the need to use third party applications is inevitable. In companies of all shapes and sizes, from two-man startups to internationally recognized names, there’s a reason that Enterprise software continues to be a successful, profitable business model. They’re seen as the only way forward, and once you’re locked into a licence agreement, it’s very hard to extricate the business from it and onto a new platform. However, when Red Badger investigate potential 3rd parties, it can be a never-ending stream of options that becomes quite overwhelming. More often than not we will champion the David over the Goliath. We’ll fight for open source even when working with huge multi-national organizations. So why do this, instead of signing up for packages tied in a neat little bow.

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