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Choosing a new technology successfully

John Stehman, a principal analyst at Robert Frances Group, reports on CIO's Analyst Corner about the age old problem of how to makethe right technology choices that will satisfy business requirements. "In many instances, technology selection is based primarily on cost and technical parameters while important business aspects and application needs are overlooked.
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John Stehman, a principal analyst at Robert Frances Group, reports on CIO's Analyst Corner about the age old problem of how to makethe right technology choices that will satisfy business requirements.

"In many instances, technology selection is based primarily on cost and technical parameters while important business aspects and application needs are overlooked. IT executives should take the responsibility and initiative to ensure that important technology selections are based on a holistic view of the enterprises requirements and are not simply the result of overall cost and esoteric technical considerations."

In his report he identifies several common pitfalls when best practices are not exercised, such as neglecting to provide business perspective and guidance to subject matter experts (SMEs) who may be lacking it.

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