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In the many companies I have worked for, I am always astounded when, despite an IT department that can handle the requirements, CEO's persist in falling for the generic canned bloatware; one of which I mentioned in another rant (BizTalk).

Another is SalesForce.com; which requires a SalesForce guru to set up and modify. Furthermore, for most companies, it is like killing an ant with a shotgun. As well, the pages are somewhat confusing as far as workflow goes.

Invariably, users start requesting modifications. Since different companies probably use a percentage of the site, this leaves a lot of bloating that they pay for, despite not using it; or, doesn't have exactly what they need.

Most of the time, IT is left out of the loop on these decisions. That is, the lower level employees that know whether the investment is best. So high level execs get sold on the hype without true technical consultation. If the product doesn't fit later, the exec just moves on before the heat comes down.

I hade mentioned in an earlier post that I had replaced a failed $2M BizTalk project with a C# application. Oh, and the senior IT exec that initiated the BizTalk project just disappeared one day.

I just saw that the SalesForce stock dropped -14%. Perhaps some are wising up.
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