My latest article for AITS was published yesterday, Make or Buy: The Blacksmith and the Toothpick.
This little parable illustrates the internal conflict that can arise when considering alternatives to internally developed solutions. Over the last few years, the decision alternatives have only gotten more complex—Software as a Service (SaaS) has added a third option for many business needs. But in the end, the choice should be driven by life-cycle cost and time to value rather than internal politics.
As always, thanks for taking the time to read my stuff.