The Myth of the RFP for Everything at Half Price

Many years later, the kingdom disappeared into the abyss as none of the new notions, potions, or solutions actually worked – each time just needing a bit more gold to turn the corner. But by then the Jester was serving mead at a local tavern and no longer cared about helping kings. The moral of the story, if you have read this far, should be obvious. Even if someone offers you Everything, the reality is you will probably get nothing. Except maybe a nice hat.

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Where’s My Flying Car … and an Efficient IT Market?

The question is, will our IT world – at least the B-to-B side of it – see the same fate before we see a truly impartial market for it? I hope not, but if we don’t want to see Silicon Valley turn into Detroit, we need to sharpen our instincts and stop trusting IT industry myths. As with the auto industry, these myths sprout on all sides:

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