The process of making technology decisions is often a complicated and seemingly convoluted process. It is one of the most difficult parts of my job. As head of library systems, I am responsible for researching technology solutions, and others rely upon my judgements when making such decisions. As such, I really enjoyed Ellyssa Kroski’s 5 Reasons NOT to Choose a Technology Solution over at TechEssence.Info. Ellyssa targets some common “soft spots” in the technology decision-making process – and she makes some great points. She writes: “And making a wrong choice because of it can set back an organization significantly in terms of resource costs in time and energy to retrain staff on another product, recreate data, and overcome bad feelings developed about the technology.” This is a great reminder.
Technology Decision Making