> Where we are today, we have quite a bit of package software that we customize. And so we are paying license fee for a product that we can’t even get serviced on because it’s so customized. And so we have the worst of both situations and we have to work our way out of that…If you think about large companies making large scale transformations, you don’t make those buying package software. So, I wanted someone [as CIO] that had a skill set and a track record of specific design in this new age of cloud technology and open source arenas of technology.
Over the past year, I’ve been asked how the container bacchanalia helps with COTS. If the software can’t even be upgraded itself, there’s not much hope for savior-by-k8s. [diginomica.com/2018/12/1…](https://diginomica.com/2018/12/14/lowes-cio-hits-the-nail-on-the-head-with-550-million-diy-project-thats-do-it-yourself/)