VSHN Corporate Services Strategy
This page defines high-level requirements to a tool or service to align the decision when evaluating a (new) tool or service for VSHN corporate. This will help to focus on defining the detailed requirements to a tool or service, not having to define the high-level requirements again and again.
We see the following points important when doing an evaluation for a new VSHN corporate tool or service:
When VSHN provides it as a service, we use the service managed by ourselves ("Eat our own dogfood")
We don’t run it ourselves if it isn’t related to our core business (Get it as SaaS)
End user support must be provided by the company providing the service
We prefer services which:
are provided by a Swiss or EU company, preferably by companies we know
are provided by a company that shares our values
are built upon and support Open Source software
allow for data portability preventing vendor lock-in
can be integrated with our user management
These aren’t hard requirements. If the evaluation of a service finds that a service is the best for VSHN but doesn’t fully comply to the above points, it must have a documented reasoning.
This strategy is tracked and reviewed as part of VIP-96