It always seems there are plenty of people who want lots of money to help me implement the latest technology. That isn't how I do business so it's not the way I want to operate. Two things come to mind:
- You or I need the capability but probably don't need a high-priced, super slick solution. In other words, we aren't Google, Microsoft, Amazon, or Apple.
- We want to test the tech first. Will it really work for us?
At AditNW we wanted to test a new server-based solution to providing Python applications. We got the whole thing up and running in a few days using a Raspberry Pi 4 ($55) and Python Flask. Our first customer Beta tested it a couple days later.
Yes, we will need to move this to a real server but we know how it works, have used software that is fully deployable, and are testing a number of user, security, and presentation features with zero risk and very low cost.