Re: Select the Partner and Vendor / Software Together
Wirh the increasing availability of "cloud" services, that should be the route for online application development, along with back-end functions. That will not only simplify integrations between all application components, but will also facilitate application trialing and testing to insure the proper user experiences, as well as flexible access to live assistance. It will also support increasing mobile device usage, not just desktops.
Put as much of your user technologies into the same network "pot" (and NOT in the endpoint devices) and you will get rid of a lot of the problems we have always had with application software development and maintenance. That goes for end user personalization and customization controls as well. This is not something new, but really is "back to the future" when computer time-sharing started being used in 1964 with "dumb" teletype terminals.
Let the migration begin in earnest during 2014!