Nectar offers full stack development. But what does that really mean to you? How is this useful to your organization or project?
So, you have a product that use to be a free-standing device, it is robust and profitable, one of your best sellers but sales are flattening out and it has been on the market for the last 5 years. For our exercise let’s say it is a digital blood pressure cuff. The company has decided that they want to be part of the “IOT” “D-Health” “digital health” “Smart Device” movement. They want the “Big Data” and “engaging customer experience”
What does it take to get there?
What parts do you do in-house?
What do you contract out and why?
We believe in leveraging your in-house resources and let Nectar do the rest. Integration and system architecture are key to a smooth development process.
First, let’s talk risks. Both time and money. Both are easily wasted trying to navigate and understand the process and blind spots in this process with so many moving parts.
Risks of in-house development:
- Having to hire – or worse downsizing later
- Knowing what skill sets will serve the project and the proficiency of those you hire
- Training up in-house staff
- Lost in kludge integration
- Figuring out the scope of your needs (values or impact of things like OTA updates)
Let’s use the metaphor of medicine.
If you injure your shoulder (sales flattening out) first you try stretching, some over the counter pain relief with oral or topical stuff. Maybe you get tape or a sling (marketing efforts or repackaging)? After a few days, you realize you need professional help (team decides that it is time for next generation) so you make a doctor’s appointment or go to an urgent care(consult outsourced contractor). The doctor uses X-rays and tests (defining your scope) and decides you need to see an ortho and maybe physical therapy (assembles the team blended of your in-house and contract services).
When it comes to your personal health you have your team with diverse specialized professional skill sets. When it comes to connected devices, you should have a team with diverse specialized professional skill sets.