How can own Information Systems become show stoppers for new products? Own IS as main enemy of development?
It is more than simple.
If Information Systems are not properly developed having in mind orientation on Masater Data Management systems, Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse models, they will saturate in functionalities and capabilities to support new data structures and new products. Even before saturation of independent IS saturation will happen in data exchange between systems. There will be to many data fixes, exceptions, black box ETLs and etc.
After a while, IS’s will not be able to support new products. In such environment, implementation of new products might crush or decrease current report quality. What used to be main driver in knowledge generation might become overnight show stopper. This is the revenge of own Information Systems if they were not properly built, upgraded, connected and maintained.