Technology concerns for a startup – part 3

Data collection When we last left off, scale was the topic of concern. Picking the right technology for the now, so that it can we can build upon and secure in the future. When selecting technology, we should strive for technology that will have longevity. Or that will not struggle to meet your eventual successful product needs. Modern software development has improved recently, so it often becomes personal preference. These software and platforms are crucial for a responsive service. And almost all systems rely on… Read More »Technology concerns for a startup – part 3

Technology concerns for a startup – part 2

Moving from prototype to scale There is an old adage in technology that prototype code always ends up in production. What might have started out as a nice proof-of-concept, eventually ends up serving real customers and accumulating technical debt. There are many reasons for this but the end result is that this code was rarely designed to scale, be secure, or be extensible. This code becomes the IT skeleton-in-the-closet, joked about and even used to shame. While it is necessary to get to market quickly,… Read More »Technology concerns for a startup – part 2

Technology concerns for a startup – part 1

Starting a company is exciting, intimidating, and requires considerable thought about the desired marketplace. When the company, like 4DA, is a technology focused entity, additional concerns become a primary focus.  Adding to the complexity is when the market is healthcare and its many concerns around HIPAA, PCI, and EHR concerns.  There are many variables that influence direction of a company, as well as the ability to enter a market rapidly.   Is time to market crucial?  How about funding for the tech skills needed to… Read More »Technology concerns for a startup – part 1