IT Vendors are the MANUFACTURING PLANTS
Everyone gets their engines and parts from the big manufacturer but in the end everyone races their own unique car. You still hold the key to your car, and the pit crew makes sure no one else can!
Total Cost of Ownership is the CAR
These are the things that really make your engine shine! The most powerful engine in the world wouldn’t move very fast without wheels to spin. These costs include expenditures you’ve opted into to improve efficiency.
IT FRAMEWORK is the engine
What has to run to keep business moving forward. These are mandatory IT expenditures. Sure it could be a lawnmower engine, but you probably won’t win a lot of races.
Customers are the fans
They are betting on you! When you win they win. To win you not only have to lead but also must avoid crashing or loss of function.
The cloud is the rent-a-rod racecar rentals
The cloud is the equivalent of being able to rent your entire IT infrastructure instead of owning it yourself. When a tire blows, it becomes the responsibility of the rental company instead.