Buy vs Build: Delivering Better, Faster Software with Best of Breed Solutions
by Kendra Penrose

Kendra Penrose, February 10, 2011

One of the most highly publicized software development project failures belongs to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Before 2000, many of the agency’s records were paper-based, preventing collaboration and analysis enabled by modern-day computer systems — a major shortcoming made public by the events of 9/11. Just before September 11, the FBI rolled out plans to develop a virtual case file system that would merge obsolete applications into a single, up-to-date system, allowing agents to analyze and share information that could help them connect the dots in their investigations. But the modernization plan wasn’t enough to quell extreme media criticism of the bureau’s IT shortcomings. The criticism forced accelerated development timelines for the FBI’s new, custom-built system. What were they to do?

Read our latest white paper, "Buy vs Build: Delivering Better, Faster Software with Best of Breed Solutions", and find out how OEM Licensing saved the day for the FBI and other companies dealing with tight development timelines and restricted budgets.

If you are using Perl, Tcl or Python in your products and are looking to streamline your development process, talk to us today about OEM Licensing!

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Kendra Penrose is our Marketing and Communications Manager. When she isn't "marketing and communicating" she can be found hiking, doing yoga, listening to tunes, eating yummy food, and hanging out with family and friends. She originally hails from the non-profit sector but has found her home in IT.


4 comments for Buy vs Build: Delivering Better, Faster Software with Best of Breed Solutions

There are only 2 pages with text in the PDF. All of the other pages are blank.


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"What where they to do? Maybe they could get you're opinion of were they can go with there plan next. =P


Were sorry for any grammatical errors that may have crept into this post. Thank's for you're assistance. :)