So, you have a great idea that will change the world. You have already created a viable business model for your start-up and investors are lining up in front of you to take their money. Now all you need is the right technology to give a shape to your million dollar idea because that’s what will make all the difference. The right technology will help your audience differentiate between you and your competitors; it will automate repetitive tasks, reduce the paperwork for you and in general make your life a lot easier.
You might want to start with searching for a good consultant or a consulting firm, which is a very good practice. But you must also make up a mind and do a bit of research for your own sake to come at a conclusion as to what you actually want out of the technology. What is it that you aim to achieve with it? Ask yourself questions. Think about the situation you are in and ask the following questions:
- Are you familiar with the technology you want to use?
- Have you ever asked someone to build a product for you before? If yes, how was the experience?
- Do you already have a host for your website? If yes, which technology does it support?
- Ask in your network if somebody can help you with building your product?
The next step is to decide upon the budget. When you are making the choices, just keep in mind that these very choices are going to cost you a great deal of money in order to turn your idea a reality. What follows next to making a decision is buying development licenses, IDE licenses and changing your hosting server or building your own application server locally or taking things to the cloud. A better alternative is to hire people who use the technology you are actually thinking of going ahead with.
After you are clear about these things hire a consulting firm who you think will not give a bad advice. But this needs to be done with utmost care. Many times it has been seen that the consultant might land you in a ruckus by giving you a wrong advice. What’s even worse is that he might be the only one who can get you out of the ruckus. Now, you don’t want to be trapped in an expensive and tense relationship with a consultant who lands you in a mess.
Choosing a technology for your project is not as easy as ordering a pasta. It might seem a bit like a minefield with all those technology options out there when you actually don’t know which one might be the one for you and which one might blow you. But this shouldn’t stop you from going ahead with your idea.
Remember, be wise and never stop dreaming!