Beneficial Intelligence

Exit Strategies

November 20, 2020 Sten Vesterli Season 1 Episode 21
Beneficial Intelligence
Exit Strategies
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Beneficial Intelligence
Exit Strategies
Nov 20, 2020 Season 1 Episode 21
Sten Vesterli

In this episode of Beneficial Intelligence, I discuss exit strategies. History is full of examples of powerful countries that started military adventures without having an exit strategy. 

Commercial relationships also need an exit strategy. If you are running standard on-premise systems, moving away to another vendor is manageable, but if you are using specialized features that only one vendor offers, your exit is going to be expensive and difficult. This is even worse in the cloud where each vendor has specific strengths and their own way of doing things. 

The exit cost is part of the total cost of ownership, and you need to calculate upfront what it will cost you to get out again. 

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Beneficial Intelligence is a weekly podcast with stories and pragmatic advice for CIOs and other IT leaders. To get in touch, please contact me at [email protected]

 

Show Notes

In this episode of Beneficial Intelligence, I discuss exit strategies. History is full of examples of powerful countries that started military adventures without having an exit strategy. 

Commercial relationships also need an exit strategy. If you are running standard on-premise systems, moving away to another vendor is manageable, but if you are using specialized features that only one vendor offers, your exit is going to be expensive and difficult. This is even worse in the cloud where each vendor has specific strengths and their own way of doing things. 

The exit cost is part of the total cost of ownership, and you need to calculate upfront what it will cost you to get out again. 

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Beneficial Intelligence is a weekly podcast with stories and pragmatic advice for CIOs and other IT leaders. To get in touch, please contact me at [email protected]