Choose tools and technologies that let you create a high quality service in a cost effective way.
Minimise the cost of changing direction in future.
Why it’s important
When you make a decision about technology, you’re making a significant investment. The choices you make will have a huge effect on your ability to create, iterate and operate the service in a sustainable way.
What it means
When considering technical architecture, programming languages, development toolchain and other technology, you should:
- use the right tools and technologies to create a good service in a cost effective way – for example, by automating things where possible
- be able to show that you’ve made good decisions about what technology to build and what to buy
- understand the cost of owning the technology and make sure you’re free to change supplier and software by using open standards.