You’re smart. You’re informed. You’re probably wondering why the people in the smart rooms whisper among themselves about machine learning. It is the usual recipe for buzz: potential and puzzlement about how to capitalise on it.
Automation is a hot topic, but a lot of the talk going around is about robotics and 20-year timeframes, when it should be about how to automate IT (information and Technology) tasks. People are missing the fact that the automation revolution has already begun in MANY subtle ways. It’s only going to get more obvious over the next 5 years.
When you want to set up a marketplace you face a chicken-and-egg problem: building a bespoke marketplace is expensive, but enables scalability and customisability; while development that uses a white-label marketplace website platform will deliver a result, but it may be difficult to scale that should your marketplace be a hit.
Making the choice between the certainties of a web development company and the flexibility of freelancers isn’t easy. Making the right decisions in areas outside your expertise never is. Custom web development is a perfect example. How do you tell you are getting a good deal when you’re looking to develop an all-new digital product?
If you think it doesn’t matter whether your web development agency creates websites with Python or some other programming language, you could be setting yourself up for higher invoices, lower ROI and a result that just isn’t quite right. Why?