The case for integrated marketing purchasing. You get what you pay for. What are the services that are managed service provider provides is procurement. Having your it having your Tech provider handle procurement provides several benefits.
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.
What’s it worth to you? People love to tell you about the great deal they got on something. Hey Rob, I got this great deal on XYZ. Great isn’t that great? Everyone loves a deal. Everyone wants the lowest price. We live in a world where the lowest price wins. Things like value, quality and brand don’t hold a candle to price. But… There are other people who populate this planet that think a little differently.
HELP ME! The other day I met a prospect with an all too common problem. The main app that they run their business on is hostage to an angry developer. If you haven’t heard of this before I’ll explain. It goes something like this. You start your business. You need some custom software and so you hire a developer. They build an app for you.
Life is a game of cops and robbers. One of the core skills needed to work in the tech space is problem solving. Sure it’s a life skill. But to be any good in the tech world. You’ll need to be really good at problem solving. Nothing sucks more than calling someone for tech support and hearing that looming silence of uncertainty on the phone. Or worse yet. Getting someone on the line who clearly doesn’t know what they’re doing.
Growing up can be hard. Going from an unmanaged tech environment to a managed one can be challenging. One of the biggest challenges that people face when making the change to managed tech is tempering their DIY behaviors. We’re so used to watching do it yourself TV shows, learning things on YouTube, and tinkering. And that’s all good. But there’s a downside. And that is. We begin to associate DIY behaviors into other things, like your business. But managed tech doesn’t work like that.
Does a company’s culture match their tech? I think so. If your company is generally disorganized. Chances are your tech will also be—out of sorts. By the same token. If your company has a lot of rules and policies then more than likely… Will have tech with all sorts of intricacies with your tech, that may or may not need to be there. Chaos begets chaos. Calm begets calm.
This weeks New Client Tuesday’s is about a startup that’s experiencing rapid growth. This client went from a couple of guys with an idea to a staff of 30 at last count. We’ve been brought in to help tame the wild west. As can happen when bootstrapping a startup. Decisions were made based managing through the current challenge at the time.