When considering a new equipment provider or vendor, it pays to look at the big picture. And the big picture suggests that we are inevitably creeping towards a super device that does it all. Remember the ‘old days’ where you may have had a Palm to track your calendar, a camera to snap photos, an MP3 player for music, and maybe a trusty legal pad to take notes on, not to mention a desktop computer and perhaps a laptop? Those days of multiple devices are numbered, if not yet completely gone. Need proof? Take a look at how iPads have affected laptop sales: NY Times article.
Be aware, then, that any contract that ties you to a certain platform or technology may restrict your ability to adapt and compete in the future. We are always happy to discuss this with you, and help your business craft a contract (or modify one from a vendor) to protect your interests.
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