RE: [U2] OT:Employment
Tony Gravagno <klm8tk702 <at> sneakemail.com>
2007-03-02 03:30:46 GMT
(Testing to see if I can respond to this forum again)
When a company buys a site with MV software, and the decision has been made
to trash everything already in place, it seems apparent that there wasn't a
lot of discussion on the matter. Everyone assumes that's the best decision
because the people making the decisions only know one side of the equation.
People rarely take a position to champion the preservation of the MV app,
usually because the acquired IT people aren't talking with new management.
MV software and data can be integrated with that of a parent company.
There may not be a need to replace the system. Integration rather than
migration should be high on the list of options, at least to start,
especially in today's world of Service Oriented Architecture where software
is Expected to do this sort of thing. As IBM and other companies have
found, the MV solution may actually be the best available for the business.
Most of my clients are VARs rather than end-users, and I've heard a number
of stories of buy-outs where the MV app was trashed, only to be brought
back in years later when the new owners find out the company wasn't running
as smoothly as it was when the MV app was in place.
I'm not saying MV is always the best solution. I've seen some really
rotten MV solutions and great software that wasn't MV-based. But someone
needs to do a semi-impartial analysis to compare the systems of the new
owners with those of an acquired company. If the MV software deserves to
go, so be it. For anyone who faces losing their job, I'd recommend you try
to ensure that management has all the facts and knows their options - you
don't have a lot to lose.
Nebula Research and Development
TG <at> removethisNebula-RnD.com