If you want to see how far we’ve come in the business of technology—and sadly, how far we still have to go—then look no further than the simple RFP. Yes, the Request for Proposal that’s at the core of getting new business.
It’s a staple of every industry, and plenty of good people make a living creating and answering these. But in the world of software as a service, especially when at its core there’s something as new as an API strategy, the RFP is obsolete. It’s a fossil. It’s a dinosaur. And it should be just as extinct.