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Industry Standards vs. Proprietary Technologies

Nov 05, 2007, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"It's hard to imagine now, but there used to be a rigorous debate about which strategy was best for corporate IT buyers: industry standards or proprietary technology. Standards have won this debate, but that doesn't mean there weren't advantages to buying proprietary technology.

"Proprietary technology is first-to-market with innovative features. But going the proprietary route locks buyers into a single vendor, which is too risky for most CIOs given the topsy-turvy nature of the network industry..."

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