What You Should DoBy Larry Barrett | Posted 2002-11-01 Email Print
Wal-Mart is forcing its suppliers to follow its lead. UPS is forcing its rivals to react. How do you protect yourself if you're not the technical leader in your industry?if You're Following Someone Else's Lead">
What You Should Do if You're Following Someone Else's Lead
Find applications in your existing infrastructure that you can put to use with any new technology you're considering.
Find ways to reuse or reconfigure applications and technology you have to avoid extensive hiring and retraining.
Talk to vendors and even to their vendors to see what everyone else is usingand what lessons can be learned from their mistakes.
Determine just how important this customer is to your long-term business objectives before pursuing the project it is pushing.