Don't Jump Into New Technology Without a Plan: How to Properly Evaluate Your Needs

Technology can be a huge boon to business, but it’s important to plan out your technology needs before you jump in. What problem are you trying to solve with technology? What is your return on investment for implementing the tech? And what are your long-term scalability needs? Many people will hire an IT or development team without knowing what they’re getting themselves into. This can lead to frustration on the part of both the business and the technology team. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to properly evaluate your needs and make sure that everyone is on the same page before moving forward with new technology.
When planning to implement new technology, it’s important to assess your needs and create a business map. This will help you to visualize the technology needs of your business and how they align with your overall business strategy. To get started, ask yourself these questions:
  • What business problem am I trying to solve with technology?
  • What is my ROI for implementing the technology?
  • What are my long-term scalability needs?


Once you have a good understanding of your needs, you can start to look at potential solutions. It’s important to remember that technology should never be implemented for technology’s sake. There needs to be a clear business case for why you’re implementing the technology. Once you’ve identified a few potential solutions, it’s time to start evaluating them.

Build for the Future with small steps

When it comes to technology, it’s important to always think about scalability. You need to make sure that the technology can grow with your business. In order to do this, you may need to start with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). An MVP is a product with just enough features to satisfy early customers or teammates. It’s important to remember that an MVP is not a finished product. It’s simply a prototype or a starting point. By starting with an MVP, you can test the feasibility of your idea and get feedback from your customers. The goal is to use this feedback to make changes and improvements to your product.

Some Examples Of Well Known MVP's

Some well-known examples of successful MVPs include the following:

  • Facebook: When Facebook first launched, it was a simple website that allowed users to connect with friends and family. The site was not very complex, but it was enough to get people interested.
  • Twitter: Twitter also started out as a simple website. The original version allowed users to send short updates to their friends.
  • Airbnb: Airbnb’s MVP was a website that allowed people to list their spare rooms for rent.
  • Dropbox: Dropbox’s MVP was a website that allowed users to share files with each other.

Steps for Making a Good MVP

Once you have a good understanding of your needs, you can start to look at potential solutions. One great tool for mapping out your business plans is With is a free online diagramming tool that makes it easy to create visual diagrams of your business processes.
When evaluating potential technology solutions, there are a few key factors you should keep in mind:
  • Ease of use: How easy is the technology to use? Will my team need training to be able to use it effectively?
  • Cost: Is the technology affordable? Are there any hidden costs that I need to be aware of?
  • Flexibility: Is the technology flexible enough to meet my future needs? Can it be easily integrated with other systems?
  • Support: Does the vendor offer good customer support? Do they have a robust knowledge base that I can reference if needed?
Once you’ve evaluated your options, it’s time to make a decision.
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