When do you build capabilities vs buy apps/services - what are deciding factors?

Top Answer : For us it’s whether or not the apps or services someone wants to acquire can meet our federal requirements. With FEDRamp now we are starting to get a little more flexibility but it is really hard on the Federal Sector to find companies willing to meet federal requirements.

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Black Charger
IT, Health Care and Social Assistance
For us it’s whether or not the apps or services someone wants to acquire can meet our federal requirements. With FEDRamp now we are starting to get a little more flexibility but it is really hard on the Federal Sector to find companies willing to meet federal requirements.
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Green Monitor
IT, Software
Total cost of ownership for me. What innovation will you get in the future if you buy vs. cost/business priority of doing it yourself. I’d always prefer to buy and tweak vs. build from scratch. Don’t headaches regarding performance, scalability etc. Also predictable costs from a buy scenario.
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Pink Terminal
Engineering, Software
TCO and time are the big factors.
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Green Processor
IT, Software
TCO, time, information security, maintainability.
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Red Hard Drive
IT, Consumer Goods
Cost, time to market, business need and alignment would be the deciding factors.
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Blue Charger
IT, Construction
TCO and time
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Pink Cloud
Engineering
I use the Theory of constraints to decide it.
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Pink USB Stick
IT, Biotech and Scientific R&D
Total cost of ownership, time, and number of competitors in a particular space.
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Pink Hard Drive
Engineering
Would do a ROI analysis based on cost, effort & shelf life of the services required
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Scrambled user
When capability needed doesn't exist. Or to gain a competitive advantage
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Green Charger
IT, Software
How unique vs standard is the business requirement. How long will it likely be in place. If there aren't really tools fo it yet and it will likely in use for a while, I'd build.
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Pink Charger
IT, Finance, Banking & Insurance
Only if it’s super proprietary otherwise build integration capabilities. Haven’t come across a requirement we could integrate products/apps to solve.
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