In this blog series, we ask the question, “Why not use the best?” using the example of source code management (SCM). More often than not, organizations prefer to use tools and solutions that offer them the greatest advantage to their competitors. Yet, so often companies deliberately settle for less, choosing to employ an inferior product in lieu of the superior solution.
Many mainframe shops employ outdated SCM tools that end up causing headaches for those who use them. By failure to modernize functionality in keeping pace with the digital economy, these SCM tools typically require too much manual operation and often are unable to perform certain needed functions, making it necessary to plug in other tools and causing more labor. Ultimately, spending extra unnecessary time on one tool keeps developers from devoting the right amount of time to other areas of the application development or maintenance process, slowing down everything.
Fortunately, organizations are capable of answering the question we pose: Why not use the best? For more insight into this issue and our opinion on a much better solution that will provide better outcomes for your organization, read this series and let us know your opinion.