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Presentation to Small Business Council - providing focus to key IT issues of interest to small business as they perform strategic planning

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    • The Top 10 IT Tips Every SMB Should Know. Bob Dunning, Principal Justin Copie, Director of Business Development
    • Tip #1: IT is an enabler, never the answer.
    • Tip #2: IT is best controlled by the leader(s) of organizational strategy.
    • Tip #3: Avoid jumping to the solution without understanding the problem.
    • Tip #4: Understand the balance of cost, quality, schedule.
    • Pick 2 Quality (high) Cost (low) Schedule (fast)
    • Tip #5: Never underestimate a system implementation. Chances are, you’ll fail.
    • Tip #5: Never underestimate a system implementation. Chances are, you’ll fail.     Planning is the key An ERP project is NOT an IT project Keep the company culture in mind Staffing  The best people  Product selection considerations:       Degree of function fit Industry-specific vs. common solution Flexibility / Complexity / Usability Vendor stability / credibility TCO References On Time & Budget, 10% Cancelled, 35% Time or Budget Overruns, 55% Compare Business Products ©2012
    • Tip #6: Implement a cloud-based email platform and save yourself a lot of headache.
    • Tip #7: Walk before you run. Don’t assume that if you build it, they will come.
    • Tip #8: Software is evolving into a service.
    • Tip #9: Mobile device use is expected by employees and customers .
    • Tip #10: Prepare for a 2.5 year average retention of IT staff.