When introducing new technologies, some key aspects have to be considered in the first place:
- What role do factors such as longevity, availability, durability and stability play in introduction and commissioning? Are these factors measurable?
- Which costs can be permanently reduced, which investments are required? Which risks may arise?
- Which existing technologies need to be integrated with existing infrastructure? How do they interact? Is interaction supported?
- Does an introduction or transition increase acceptance among employees and end users?
All answers to such questions play a role in the final analysis, whether a new technology may be considered beneficial or impose high risks? It is particularly important to us to validate answers through measurable parameters that can be derived from cleanly defined and exact metrics.
A good example is a switch from PHP to Java technology.