America is celebrating its 238th birthday this weekend, but it’s important to remember that we’re celebrating more than the country’s age.
After its “discovery” in 1492, the New World labored under the dominion and control of the time’s most powerful nations. And, for over 280 years, the early American colonists obeyed the laws of other countries. So when the Continental Congress finally declared independence from Great Britain on July 2nd, 1776, it was kind of a big deal.
Don’t be a victim of vendor oppression.
Controlling your own destiny isn’t just good advice for people running a country, it’s good advice for people running a business, too.
The early settlers didn’t have a choice of whose rule they wanted to live under, they got what they got. (Had they been able to put out an “RFP” to, say, England, France and Spain, the colonists might’ve been able to strike a better deal from their future overlords.) Instead, they were at the mercy of the English monarchy who, predictably, began to abuse their monopoly control by illegally raising product prices and seriously neglecting their customer service.
Backed up against the wall, Americans had no choice but to literally blow up the whole vendor relationship and start over (see also, American Revolution).
How to preserve your business’s independence.
Businesses today can easily find themselves in similar straights by using proprietary vendors that lock companies into their technology, or restrict businesses’ options to use other products and services.
America’s founding fathers valued their independence and probably would’ve been appalled by the idea of being held hostage by a single vendor, product, system, or application. That’s why — were they alive today — the founding fathers would almost certainly work with vendors who offered them the most freedom and choice.
tibbr is the Enterprise Social Networking Platform that’s built on TIBCO’s long history of open integration. Because tibbr is app-agnostic, it works with whatever business applications your business already uses, or wants to use in the future.
Deploy the tibbr platform and your business won’t be at the mercy of a closed, or proprietary system — you’ll be able to use whichever apps you want and/or swap them out anytime you feel like it. In short, tibbr gives you the freedom to make your own business decisions and control your business’s destiny.
So if you value independence, learn how tibbr can help you keep your apps integrated and your options open with a free trial of the tibbr platform now.