There are multiple approaches to technology, business enablement and security. The future functionality of your investments needs to be considered when implementing new systems into your environment. The quick, easy solution to accommodate current wants can cause severe technical debt in the future.
In industries such as biotech, you must get to market fast, but at what cost? When a company constantly puts band-aids on things to accommodate the immediate need, the gaping wound is never fully addressed. The mindset of a quick fix causes future disruptions by having to go back to reassess, recalibrate or rework projects that were already executed.
Technical debt is also often related to unnecessary complexity which causes chaos, inefficiency and ultimately more cost. How many layers of band-aids are there before you get to the root cause and create an elegant, secure and sustainable solution?”
Bryon Beilman, President & CEO, iuvo Technologies
By recognizing the common causes of technical debt, you can begin to assess what actions your company needs to take in order to reduce it.