What Does the New 3g iPhone have in Common with ERP Software?

With the release of the new Apple 3G iPhone on Friday 7/11/.08, came an iPhone meltdown across the globe where not only new subscribers but existing first generation iPhone subscribers where not able to activate or use their accounts… Bummer…

While I am sympathetic to people that have to go through this type of frustration, I really feel that they have no one to blame but themselves…

Which lead’s to Rick Nielsen’s Number One Technology Axiom – Never Buy Bleeding Edge Technology – Software or Hardware – unless of course you have absolutely no choice.

The reason is obvious – I am not a genius (I am sure that you have figured that out by now!), but let OTHERS beta test the new stuff!

Give it a month or two to clean up the stupid things that no one ever thought about.

An iPhone is probably more complicated than any of us might think. It is really a well designed device, but it’s not THAT complicated… and look what happened!

Now think about a state of the art ERP system – ORDERS of magnitude more complicated than an iPhone. IF there was ever a reason to wait until the first service pack, the second release, buying a new ERP system would be it.

I completely understand that you dig software and really want the latest greatest version and features that maybe you have been waiting for, for a long time, but be patient…

Again – let someone else Beta Test the software – I mean really – you are spending hundreds of thousands, if not millions on a new Enterprise system.

You really don’t need the frustration – In the short term AND in the long run you will spend less time and money on your implementation…

Later…

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