This week I had the opportunity to meet with a client to review their tech environment. To frame this up. This client has 5 computers and a handful of employees. They’ve been running on computers and printers from Best Buy and few tech additions. But it’s not enough. They’ve been experiencing some growing pains and certain things just aren’t working for them. Their email system is a mess. Their internet speed is slow. Their phone system sucks. And this is just the start. I was brought in to help review where they’re at and provide a basic tech roadmap.
As small business clients grow the question of outsourcing versus in-source always comes up. When should I hire IT internally? And the answer as always is… Well, it depends. Today I’ll offer up a number. But before the big reveal, there are 3 rules of thumb you’ll need to observe if you subscribe to the Get Your Tech Right Way.
All fired up. Sometimes I take change for granted. Growing up in a family that relocated on a regular basis helped with that. And so as a result…I handle change well. You could say that my changeability score is high. And so I am a little taken back when I work with people who can’t handle change. Even a little change.
I’m a Morning Joe. I typically get into the office around 7:30 am. I don’t quite remember when I started coming in early but it just sort of happened. I was working in Los Angeles and coming in early mostly due to traffic. And on occasion leaving early. One behavior that is common among successful people that I work with is coming in early.
Years ago I worked for Motorola. It was my first big Enterprise job. Our location had over 500 employees. As typical the offices were laid out in big company form. Around the perimeter were the director offices, executive offices and the conference rooms. In the middle of the office was the ever common seal of cubicles.