Technology is a fast moving industry with many vendors introducing new products constantly. Being a decision maker in a technical field often requires making sound choices on what new products and technologies to acquire. With so many products and technologies to choose from decisions makers need a framework to see beyond product marketing to evaluate if a product is a good fit for their organization. In this paper I illustrate three core factors to examine that will give a better understanding whether said technology is a proper fit. The three factors that I examine are history, technical workings, and market adoption. I use this framework to examine Asynchronous Transfer Mode and Multi-protocol Label Switching technologies. I chose to examine these two technologies because of their similarity of goals while highlighting they're stark differences relating to the three methods of history, technical workings and market adoption.
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