"We found that a well meaning technologist at every point in the last 30 to 40 years, when given money to put in a new system went out to find the best technology they could find at that particular moment in time," Scott explained."
What you mean we should be buying sub standard products?
"They would buy it and develop custom software built on that platform, then after a while that program didn't get any more startup funding, we forever cement in time a platform."
As opposed to locking yourself in with commercial software, realise 6 months down the track you should have listened to the users rather than the marketing BS from the vendor. Get consultants in on a long engagement, who's daily rate is obscene even by lawyers standards, to heavily customise the software to finally get the functionality you require. After which you realise in a couple of months they are EOL'ing your version and you now have to pay an even more obscene amount of money for those consultants to review and modify those customisation's for the new version.
Oh and by the way who in the hell would want to work for that sociopath of a boss. The only time I want a call from my boss on the weekend, is to tell me the office burnt down so there is no need to come into work on Monday