Effective Strategy and Vendor Lock-in

[insights] Posted by lemur47 on 17 August 2023

In business, we tend to worry too much about vendor lock-in. But the situation hasn't changed in years. We can look at it from a different angle.

Today, you and I are going to look at a practical thing. It's called vendor lock-in. This topic is vital for us to move to the next level. It will also help us uncover the hidden truth.

  • Vendor lock-in < Balance

When it comes to vendor lock-in, managers and developers have worried about how to avoid it. In the NoCode and LowCode world, it's also a topic that people talk about a lot. The reason for their concern is related to business/product expansion and migration. They also worry too much about the financial stability of vendors.

I think it's better for us to build an agile and flexible strategy than to think too much about vendor lock-in. We should learn more about how to reduce and declutter what we currently have. I've already found a way to do this through a lot of experimentation.

There's more nuance - it's a waste of time because we already live in a vendor-locked civilisation. At least in the world of technology, from the application layer to the infrastructure, the services we use are somewhat vendor-locked, even though some of the software is open source.

I'm not saying that you shouldn't be concerned about vendor lock-in. You should be, but you don't necessarily have to worry about it too much. In short, don't be too much theoretical, be more practical.

If you want to avoid the vendor lock-in completely, you're better off building servers from scratch, installing Debian, configuring middleware like MongoDB, MySQL or PostgreSQL, and then moving them to whatever data centre you want. Of course, you should write a lot of code to use apps to avoid developer lock-in.

Instead, you can use services like NoCode or LowCode to compress your time, energy and effort. In programming, there're tons of frameworks and modules you can use without reinventing the wheel. This means that the balance between efficiency and risk is a key success factor in business.

The same goes for privacy and security. Finding a better balance between efficiency and privacy will take you to the next level. Similarly, hacking the collective/genetic mind to find a breakthrough will help you identify a higher leverage point to effectively change the status quo.

In the case of the current civilisation, it's completely vendor-locked. It appears to be largely designed, developed and maintained by Anunnaki and Igigi. Its structure is very similar to smartphones and cloud computing. These vendor-locked systems have kept us from sovereignty and freedom.

In addition, the human reps of these ancient deities have used us as assets and resources in terms of DNA. An exquisite balance of mixed DNAs is very attractive to the rulers and the human reps. The family record system is a kind of portfolio to be managed and invested in.

So it's better for us to find an exquisite balance to hack the status quo. It doesn't really make sense to rebuild the systems from scratch. We're better off finding the higher leverage point to break the curse.

Finally, if you're concerned about extending and migrating your product or service, you can look at interfaces. This will help you see your business as a big picture and interconnected system. Then you'll find a long-term strategy that strikes the right balance between efficiency and risk.