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'Build or Buy' Your Next Porsche- Thinking Clearly About the Component Approach to Development (01 Dec 2005)
From the point of view of specialists in mathematical, statistical, and data mining components, this is an apt analogy for many 'build or buy' decisions surrounding analytical application projects. For many complex applications such as these, the arguments for 'in-house' building are as difficult to justify as their equivalents for building the engine for your Porsche at home. Even if the talent to do so is available internally, that talent might better be applied to identifying the best available components to incorporate into the application. This could ultimately create more value and competitive advantage for the business.
Article URL: http://www.acm.org/ubiquity/views/v6i44_meyer.html

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