Enterprise: Four-Letter Word · 9 June 2007, 16:11

The more I work with costly “Enterprise” software packages, the more I get a sense of FUD when I hear that term in the name of a piece of software.

My idea of what “Enterprise” is supposed to mean with regards to software is “able to work in a heterogeneus, networked environment and integrate with a wide variety of other software packages and SNMP monitoring systems.” The reality I am seeing with any package that uses the term “Enterprise” as part of its’ name is:

If I ever use the word “Enterprise” in a software package I develop or manage the development of I will know it is time to take me out into the field and shoot me.

— Max Schubert


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