In the fast-paced world of application development, there is a sea of developers, software, and hardware stacks from which to choose. But many IT firms deal only in specific areas due to familiarity or inexperience with newer technologies. As a result, many companies are forced to settle for expensive, specialized development services and complex tech they do not need.
Instead, partnering with a product agnostic partner offers a more flexible, streamlined alternative that enhances app development projects, improves efficiency, and empowers business growth based on the organization’s critical objectives.
What Does Product Agnostic Mean?
Whether it is hardware, software, or services, a product agnostic partner does not specialize in a specific technology or advocate for certain vendors. Instead, they are focused on empowering the client’s success -- providing custom software, hardware and development recommendations based on the organization’s specific budgets, goals, and growth initiatives.
For example, a company looking to transition to the cloud may need to choose between two separate providers. A product agnostic partner would work collaboratively with stakeholders to objectively assess which service best fits the organization’s needs based on cost effectiveness, service capability, overall scalability, and even the businesses' legacy systems or operations. This ensures a sustainable and efficient solution that meshes with the business's foundational objectives, ensures a seamless transition, and empowers future growth based on the collective vision for the organization.
How Does Being Product Agnostic Optimize Application Development?
Objectivity—A product agnostic partner can provide unbiased recommendations that are not influenced by compensation from specific vendors. Product agnostic partners are not incentivized to push a particular product and have no vested interest in promoting one over the other, as they typically employ a diverse set of specialists that are proficient with several services, hardware, and software.
Companies are quickly realizing that objectivity results in added value, especially with new, more interoperable services continuing to hit the market. That is why multi-cloud networking is becoming increasingly more popular, as companies look to leverage multiple providers for access to the most advanced network features, boost system performance and improve accessibility.
Adaptability — As technology and digital tools continue to evolve, business needs change. Limiting a business to certain tech stacks or services stunts organizational growth through outdated, restrictive, or otherwise inefficient capabilities. The product agnostic approach empowers a more dynamic and adaptable development process where companies can integrate custom features, functionalities, and coding languages based on unique conditions and customer demands.
Even brand names utilize product agnosticism to their benefit. Netflix, Comcast, General Electric, and Adobe are all hyperscale companies that develop their own innovative technologies and applications consumers rely on. But they all rely on pairing Amazon Web Services (AWS) technology with their in-house technologies to grow their operations. As a result, Netflix can host over 232 million users, Comcast is able to offer streaming services to new demographics, GE can leverage Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) technology, and Adobe can offer digital services like their new Experience Cloud.
Speed —Being product agnostic enables companies to prioritize speed and agility in the development process, which can help accelerate time-to-market and reduce development costs. This is often made possible by mitigating the need for businesses to alter development plans based on incompatible technology or service limitations.
For example, businesses looking to develop cloud-based apps will most often decide between Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, or AWS services. Businesses that utilize the Microsoft suite for services such as Excel, Office, Outlook, etc., will often choose Azure based on familiarity. While this can benefit compatibility, there may be specific features or limitations that force developers to create new workflows, testing procedures or even build a new UI/UX design to support the application, adding a significant amount of time to the development process. Through a product agnostic approach, businesses can expedite their development timelines by choosing a comprehensive service that best meets the need of their project or objectives.
Resolvit Provides Flexible, Open Solutions
Being product agnostic provides businesses with flexibility and cost efficiency, enabling organizations to choose the best software and services for each situation. Resolvit prides itself on being an agnostic partner that brings together a diverse set of technology, software and services our clients need to transform their businesses. Through this approach, our teams design, implement and manage custom solutions that streamline workflows, ensure seamless transitions and allow businesses to scale their operations.
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