The next generation of software is coming to a cloud-based, data-driven computing platform.
If you’ve got the right software, you can fix your problems on your own.
The next wave of software, which is codenamed “Internet of Things”, is designed to make this all easier.
Here are the key questions and how you can tackle them.
Are you using a cloud platform?
Are there any features that aren’t available on your current platform?
Is there a new or enhanced feature that you want to try?
This can be a big decision point when deciding where to go next.
If it’s a new feature that isn’t available yet, it’s better to test the product before committing.
If the feature is in your current product, you might want to wait to get feedback on the new feature until you’ve tested the current version.
Can you use the latest version of your current software?
Are the new features free?
Can the current feature be modified to make it more secure?
Are security features in the new platform secure?
Are new features easy to use?
If you can’t answer yes to any of these questions, you probably shouldn’t use your current solution.
For example, if your company is only using one software package, then you might not want to use the new cloud solution that the next generation is built on.
The new platform offers features that don’t yet exist in your existing software package.
For this reason, you should also consider the value of your existing product.
If your software is only used for one purpose, then it might be a better idea to upgrade to a more robust product.
How does your company compare with other organisations?
If your company uses multiple software packages, you may need to switch to a new platform.
For instance, you need to decide whether you should upgrade your current web browser to use a new, faster version.
This will save you time and money, but it could be an expensive upgrade.
Alternatively, if you only use one package, and you’re using a web browser that is more secure, you could decide to move to a free, cloud-only solution.
What do you think the future holds for your business?
For many organisations, this decision is made at the start of the new software product cycle.
For others, it is a gradual process.
There’s a lot of uncertainty around the new generation of cloud-driven software, so it’s important to understand what is the best decision you can make right now.
If a cloud service provider offers free software, then go for it.
If they don’t, consider a cloud solution with a paid subscription.