What is the one thing you should always ask technology vendor?
The beginnings of every software company shape its product and thinking for generations. The choices made in that first release will dictate what the product is good for and by inference what it isn't. Therefore, when evaluating software vendors ask them to describe what the original problem they attempted to solve and who that market was. You'll often find that after several iterations, the apple hasn't fallen very far from that particular tree. If you're looking for peaches, then find another tree.