What You Should DoBy Larry Dignan | Posted 2003-07-14 Email Print
Re-Thinking HR: What Every CIO Needs to Know About Tomorrow's Workforce
As Oracle and other enterprise software vendors pursue a course of acquisition, executives express wariness about the penchant for market domination; many prefer the advantages of a best-of-breed approach.
What You Should Do: If You're Forced to Move to New Systems
FORCE BETTER PRICES
The acquiring company doesn't want to lose its newly acquired customer base.
Argue for extended support for your existing platform so you won't have to rush to something new.
Some executives begin evaluating new systems as soon as they break even on their current infrastructure.
Map out potential what-if scenarios for your key vendors.