Posts tagged Customers

Firewall management needs of a Distri...

Firewall management needs of a Distributed Branch deployment

By Distributed Branches, I mean deployment scenarios where you see firewalls deployed in hundreds to thousands of branches. Examples of this deployment scenario are Retails and International Chains, which have stores or branches all over the globe. Retail/Department Stores Pharmaceutical Chains Financial Institutions I will bring out specific examples with the number of firewalls they deploy […]

Firewall management needs of a Large ...

Firewall management needs of a Large Enterprise

Any organization above $1 billion in revenues and more than 5000 employees can be considered as a large enterprise. Most Large Enterprises have different type of firewall deployment needs such as Internet-Edge Firewalls Data Center Firewalls Branch Office Firewalls This segment also becomes more interesting because they generally have both Network & Security Operations teams, which access those firewalls. Users […]

How do I do concept testing and marke...

How do I do concept testing and market validation of my product idea?

In my last blog I discussed how you can ascertain whether your idea is worth building into product at very high level. In this blog I will try to go over details of what type of activities you should perform, what methods are available and what should you try to learn during your concept testing […]

How do I know whether my idea is wort...

How do I know whether my idea is worth to be built into a product?

The short and straightforward answer is no one knows. I don’t believe anyone can ever be 100% sure on whether their idea is worth built into product/offering because either by the time you become 100% sure you will see businesses around the same idea (very likely) or no one else has had the same genius […]

Do you think your customers know what...

Do you think your customers know what they want?

Do you think your customers know what they want? If you answered yes then maybe you need to think again…More often than not your potential customers don’t know what (products) they want. But they definitely know what problem they want to get solved or what needs they need to get addressed. And it is up […]

Do you try to understand what Custome...

Do you try to understand what Customers do not like in your product?

Do you try to understand what Customers do not like in your product? I have come across numerous product developers and managers who think Customer will always complain and have negative feedback on the product irrespective of whatever great things you do in your product. I don’t think their assessment is entirely wrong but such […]

Can Product Usability be an afterthou...

Can Product Usability be an afterthought?

My observation is that most organizations do not pay attention to the product usability while building their products. The myriad reasons, cited by misinformed product managers, product developers or management executives for not being able to address product usability during its development, are categorized under various headings below Neglector Usability is not that important as […]