Vendor-Neutral

A product (hardware or software), technology or specification that is not proprietary (e.g. not privately owned and controlled) by one vendor. Vendor neutrality can be of concern, especially in the enterprise where there is a need for systems to integrate with new hardware and software as technology evolves. The presumed advantage of choosing a vendor-neutral model is that the best technology can be used at any time.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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