Research and Strategy

Good decisions need good insights. The technology landscape is vast, complex and changing at a bewildering pace. The business impact of technological change to markets, operations and costs, are often far-reaching, unexpected and sometimes business defining.

Expertise and options analysis, to cut through complexity and provide the insight you need to set the right direction

When it comes to developing connected devices and systems, many companies have found the selection and implementation more challenging than they expected.

That’s why it’s crucial to invest in research and strategy upfront, and avoid costly pitfalls and delays later when the initial approach may need to be reconsidered.

If the last few years have shown anything, it’s that rushing to market and ‘learning by doing’ in most cases won’t work.

It’s important to be clear from the outset about the scale of the product, how you’ll handle data, security and privacy, as well as interoperability, and many other factors too.

Research and Strategy services

Whether it’s developing a new product, or connecting and integrating existing devices and systems, there are a myriad of options and trade-offs to think about. We can help you set a strategy for success.

How you can position yourself in the market

Market landscape

  • Emerging technology landscape
  • Existing and trending services
  • Competitive research and analysis
  • Winners and losers
  • Critical success factors
market landscape, trends, research and analysis

Trust is a critical success factor from the start

Security assessment

  • Assess current and future security needs
  • Plan a secure architecture
  • Implement and manage security
  • Appraise, evolve and innovate ongoing security
security assessment, secure architecture, remote management

Is your idea is viable in the real world?

Feasibility and ROI studies

  • Solution architecture
  • Cost and resource requirements
  • Scope of implementation
feasibility, ROI studies, solution architecture, cost and resource requirements, scope

Understand the true cost of your idea in detail

Commercial tech analysis

  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Total cost of ownership analysis
  • Lifecycle of the product
  • Impact of specific technologies
  • Device development metrics
commercial analysis, cost benefit, tco

We’ll help you find the right partners

Tender process support

  • Writing the tender / RFQ
  • Scoping suppliers
  • Assessing responses
  • Aiding selection
tender process, rfq, supplier

Helping make technical and strategic decisions

Technical assessment

  • Software and hardware solutions
  • Probe and challenge product claims
  • Lab testing and verification
  • Assessing supplier options
technical assessment, lab testing, verification, supplier assessment

Consult Red are experts in smart product design and development

Some of the world’s biggest brands trust our team’s capabilities


  • Hardware design experts
  • Video and embedded vision
  • Connectivity (wired, wireless, GSM, LPWA)
  • Power management and low power devices

Embedded software

Cloud platforms

  • Cloud solution architects
  • Architecture, data/video streaming, serverless, microservices
  • AWS, Azure and Google Cloud
  • AI and machine learning