Post by Arne Vajhøj Post by Dave Froble Post by Arne Vajhøj Post by Arne Vajhøj Post by Phillip Helbig (undress to reply)
Presumably if a license for 5 years costs X, then when buying another
one which has a four-year overlap one would pay only X/5.
Or to do it the other way around.
If a one year license cost X then a 5 year license cost 5*X and
a 1 year license extension of a 5 year license cost X.
And maybe they could make the actual license follow extension model, so
* you pay 5X for a license 21-25
* next year you pay X for a license 25-26 (extension license)
Or whatever. The point is simply that customers know they have
AVG=4.5 MIN=4.0 MAX=5.0 left which is better than
AVG=0.5 MIN=0.0 MAX=1.0 and AVG=2.5 MIN=0.0 MAX=5.0 for
normal 1 and 5 year contracts.
How easy would it be to replace 50 years of app development in less
than 5 years? Perhaps significantly less.
Ongoing development and port/reimplementation are two very different
Moving some non-portable and complex code can certainly take
But IT projects taking more than 2-3 years are usually problematic.
If feasible then chose common technologies and get enough people
working on the project to get it completed is the way to go.
BA HA HA HA ........
Let me relate a story.
First, to set the stage, many times small to medium companies are built
by a knowledgeable person, and they know how to run the company. What
they can do, and what they can't do.
Now, Dad is running a successful business, and providing the money for
sonny to be out partying and whatever. Sonny has no clue, and doesn't
care, cause Dad is taking care of supporting him in the manner he's
become accustomed to.
As time goes on, it's time for sonny to learn how to run the company.
Either Dad wants to retire, or is otherwise no longer available, it's up
to sonny to be successful.
Of course, sonny quite often doesn't have a clue, and so, (usually on
the advice of some bean counter), the big consulting firms are called in
to help sonny out.
What's the chance the consulting firm will find that the business is
being run successfully? Slim and none. They will attempt to justify
their fees by making recommendations. Quite often they have no better
ideas than sonny, but, they'll never admit that. Also, when it comes to
the IT system(s), you can bet that they'll say the company needs to get
with the future, cloud solutions, WEENDOZE, and such. Got to throw out
that old app and system that has been running the company for years.
Can't have that. An integral part of all this is significant billings
by the consulting firm.
And so, this has happened with one of our customers. I don't remember
the name of the app(s), but it's a cloud based solution. The new system
was to go live last November (2020). Still hasn't happened.
A test sometime prior converting over to the "new cloud based system"
had the new vendor quite proud that they were able to handle 10 tasks in
5 minutes. This for a company that was handling over 20,000 internet
service connections a day, along with all the in-house running of the
company's business. (I'll leave the math as an exercise for the reader.)
Last I heard, the vendor had decided they had to re-write the core system.
So, anyone want to replace a rather complex application?
David Froble Tel: 724-529-0450
Dave Froble Enterprises, Inc. E-Mail: ***@tsoft-inc.com
DFE Ultralights, Inc.
170 Grimplin Road
Vanderbilt, PA 15486