In the software segment of the business FBN Technical Services has
managed to be defeated at our own game. In other areas we are
able to provide some of the worse solutions imaginable in this
business. Unfortunately in the software business we have been
horribly out-classed by a provider who consistently delivers late,
delivers bloated code, resource hungry, insecure and software which
just doesn't work as advertised.
The FBN team have thrived to provide world-class junk and generally we
succeed. In the field of operating systems and office suites we
have been out-classed at every attempt. We pay our respects to, well you
know who we are talking about, those guys that always manage to deliver
second-class product at first-class prices. Those guys that took an
operating system which was a technical failure and managed a marketing
success. This is a humbling experience for us at FBN. It is hard
to be the best in all fields.
We have attempted to develop licensing programs which grind every last
dime out of the pockets of our customers. Again, in this area we
have been outdone by, well you know who. After years of marketing
second rate solutions, and successfully getting corporate management to
buy in, they set the hook even deeper with licensing terms which would
embarrass the average extortionist. We are positively envious and
any additional comments would be seen as sour grapes.