As must be clear to the reader, there is a multitude of factors that govern the dynamics of platform selection for the end system. The significance and the nature of impact of these varies based on the application scenario. It is for that reason that a general rule of thumb might not be defined to assist in this decision making process. The examples and case study presented in this article showcase the same. However, a general awareness and conscious consideration of these can greatly help arrive at the right decision in a structured and organized manner. Eventually, the decision taken would be case specific but the approach to arrive at that decision can be modeled on the presented ideology.