Small Business Technology Outsourcing

small business technology

I’ve been thinking about approaches to small business technology initiatives and whether it makes sense for small business to outsource a good portion of their IT infrastructure and platforms. Most of the things I’ve read on the topic of small business IT outsourcing has been fairly light in terms of advice for small business owners. […]

Small Business IT Outsourcing – don’t go too far

Outsourcing Small Business IT

Can all of the information technology assets within a small business be outsourced?  Could we see the IT desks within small businesses be as empty as those in the photo? I hope not. The question of outsourcing all IT functions within a small business was asked of me by an acquaintance after she read two of […]

Links for March 21 2010

Too Big to Trust? Or Too Untrustworthy to Scale? by Charles H. Green on Trust Matters Preach it Brother Edelman by Robbin Phillips on Brains On Fire Blog Marketing Can’t Be Controlled By a Dashboard by Jonathan Baskin on Baskin Dim Bulb The Key to Strategic Agility by Samuel B. Bacharach on The Bacharach Blog Winning […]

Outsourcing Bill of Rights

When I saw the InformationWeek story titled “Outsourcing Bill of Rights Proposed” I had to do a double take.   The words ‘outsourcing’ and ‘bill of rights’ haven’t historically fit together. The story is interesting. Apparently, Alliance Global Services has created a Bill of Rights for their outsourcing clients, or IT Partners as Alliance likes to […]

Innovation and Outsourcing – Do they go together?

According to a research report released by The Hackett Group, and reported by Financial Week, they don’t. The Financial Week article, titled “Customers say innovation not part of outsourcers’ services“, describes The Hackett Group’s research.  A few excerpts: In a new study, the Hackett Group, a consulting and advisory firm, found that businesses that have […]