How not to make critical decisions

I ran across IBM’s “How NOT to run a midsize business…” site and immediately spent some time sifting through the site. You’ve most likely seen the cards from someecards.com running around the web these days.  IBM has taken the idea of those cards and applied them to the midsize business (and business in general).  You … Read more How not to make critical decisions

Small Business and IT

I’ve written before about the constraints that hit small businesses when it comes to IT.   Constraints are everywhere, but one area that I’ve always found them is within the space of small business and IT. On a previous article titled Small Business CIO – Manager of Constraints, I discussed the development of options for replacing … Read more Small Business and IT

Big Data, Small Business

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. Big Data is a Big story these days and has been for some time. Big Data is a big business too….and will most likely continue to grow. Big Data is a topic that many in large organizations are talking about…as are many consulting and technology companies. HP, among … Read more Big Data, Small Business

Disaster Recovery – are you prepared?

The events in Japan over the last week are heartbreaking….but there’s lessons to learn from these events. Elliot Ross has a great post titled Disaster Preparedness And Recovery with some excellent links to a write-up of a first person account from Japan called Some Perspectives on the Japan Earthquake. In that article, a description was … Read more Disaster Recovery – are you prepared?

Join me on InfoBOOM – a community for small and midsized business leaders

I’ve just joined IBM’s InfoBOOM community. I hadn’t heard of InfoBOOM until last week when I was asked to join as one of their compensated experts.  I was intrigued by the offer and am happy they reached out to me.  While I am being compensated to write a few blog posts on InfoBOOM, I’m happy … Read more Join me on InfoBOOM – a community for small and midsized business leaders

Small Business Technology Outsourcing

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. … Read more Small Business Technology Outsourcing

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