Small Business IT Outsourcing – don’t go too far

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 … Read more Small Business IT Outsourcing – don’t go too far

Outsourcing, Value & Capabilities – Priorities for Small Business CIO’s

Over the last few weeks I’ve been conducting a very unscientific survey of small business CIO’s, VP’s and Directors of IT. Using LinkedIn, I gathered a list of fifty people in the US who had the title of Chief Information Officer (CIO), Vice President of IT, or Director of IT with small businesses.  Note:  My … Read more Outsourcing, Value & Capabilities – Priorities for Small Business CIO’s

Small Business CIO – Manager of Constraints

I received quite a few positive responses to my Small Business CIO post last week so I thought I’d continue the topic this week. Over the last few days I’ve been reading ReWork (affiliate link) by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson from 37Signals. Great book BTW…go pick it up now. In that book, the … Read more Small Business CIO – Manager of Constraints

Links for April 18 2010

How to Defy Newton’s Laws of Motion in Marketing by Valeria Maltoni on Conversation Agent: Quote: Emerging media allows you to develop laser focus in your marketing, act small while you take advantage of the following forces to scale as necessary, and thus gain momentum. How to make your ideas connect by Ed Brenegar on … Read more Links for April 18 2010

The Small Business CIO

I’ve been trying to catch up on my reading list. Most articles, books and blogs that I’ve been reading have been focused around CIO’s and IT organizations (surprise!). I’ve been reading some great stuff (and sharing most of it in my links posts or in other posts here or on CIO Essentials). The majority of … Read more The Small Business CIO

Links for Oct 25 2009

How CIOs can sense if their companies are getting ready to fall? by Mark McDonald on The Gartner Blog Network 10 Tips on Building a Better Business by Ted Mininni on Marketing Profs Daily Fix Time to Take off the Web 2.0 / Social Media Gloves by Valeria Maltoni on Conversation Agent Seven Elements of … Read more Links for Oct 25 2009

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