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PERSPECTIVE

Future-Proofing: Buzzword, Recycled concept, or Essential process?

Future-Proofing: Buzzword, recycled concept, or essential process? Recently, the PointClear team was asked about the importance of future-proofing by a product decision maker. On the surface, this seemed to be a simple question but upon reflection, this question has multiple aspects and nuances that are worth discussing.

Build, Buy, Partner…Focusing on the Build Option

Before the build, buy, or partner decision for your next product or technology can be made, it is essential that your overarching goals are clearly defined and socialized. More specifically, clarity with both “what” you’re trying to accomplish as well as “why” will best position you to proceed with confidence as you shift your thoughts to “how” to get it done.

Build, Buy, or Partner – Which Option is Best for Your Business?

Whether you’re a start-up or a well-established company, chances are a new or enhanced software product might be in your future. As you evaluate your particular needs, you may weigh the differences in buying an off-the-shelf solution, partnering with a complementary third-party solution provider or building the solution.

Product, People, Plan: Investing for the Future

Many companies are known to cut a department’s budget the following year if funds go unused. Similarly, those departments that are able to ear mark where all funds were spent, often have the opportunity for an increased budget the following year. It is worth it to take a timely but thoughtful look at what you have remaining and where you can get the most traction.