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Vendor Lock-In


Vendor lock-in describes a situation in which a customer becomes reliant upon a vendor for a specialized service, and therefore cannot leave for a competitor.

Because many businesses today are dependent upon technology, a common source of vendor lock-in is platform dependent hardware and software.

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