Enterprise Solutions Aren’t

By Deane Barker on January 28, 2004

The bloated, dysfunctional world of Enterprise Solutions: This is just a great rant, and one that I can so relate too. I’ve been neck-deep in a “Enterprise Solution” type of project (which I pushed for, I’ll admit), and got nowhere in a full year except six-figures in the hole. I’ve done more with open-source platforms in one afternoon than I managed with the top-of-the-line “Enterprise Solution” in 12 months.

Why is it so freaking hard to just create working software with “Enterprise Solutions”? I’m beginning to suspect that maybe the main reason why enterprise grade software is so expensive is not because of features and stability (the gods know those are marketing myths anyway) but because actually implementing stuff with it is nearly impossible.