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future-proof

verb To design or build a product or system that anticipates factors and features that might be made obsolete by the next wave of technological advancements.
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He says he's seen "millions of dollars spent replatforming an experience"--such as a website or a mobile site--"due to a failure to set it up properly in the first place, which includes future-proofing as a major component.
As for Bailie, she feels one of the best ways of future-proofing content is going "back to basics"--and that entails, she says, paying attention to the editorial and the technical sides of content.
Desktop publishing has been the most damaging practice when it comes to future-proofing content, particularly when inexperienced users employ line formatting instead of style sheets to control the look of their text," she says.
Of course, you can totally understand the concept of future-proofing and why it needs to be done--and still not do it the right way.
Nichols says poorly done future-proofing fails "to account for users, technology, and internal processes.
Future-proofing, he continues, "is much more than technology.
Thus, I would say that there are several inputs required for effective future-proofing.
This newest 24 +2 +2 -port TigerAccess Managed Switch is perfect for today's demanding applications a with versatility, bandwidth and future-proofing, as well as astreet-ready' management and maintainability built-in," said SMC Product Manager, Iain Kenney.
For the PCO who delivers cable services to MDU properties without using public rights of way, this future-proofing capability can help stem the threat posed by the local cable franchise operator.
In addition to its future-proofing and bandwidth capabilities, SDTVplus solution offers operators: