IT Resources for Your Business

  • 477 views
Uploaded on

 

More in: Technology , Business
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
477
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
3

Actions

Shares
Downloads
7
Comments
0
Likes
0

Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. IT Resources for your Business - Gunjan Goel, Co-Founder Plexlane+
  • 2. Technology is an Enabler 2 Brick & Mortar 1:1 Customer Experience Try & Buy Real-time Feedback Sense of “trust” Brand Loyalty Could be expensive to setup Online Customer Reach Lower investment to setup Around the clock Cost of “changes” small Lower overheads Technology, a big component of businesses today
  • 3. 3 #Web Website Email Hosting SEO Analytics #Social Blog(s) Promotions Campaigns #Mobile Mobile Apps Mobile Sites Advertising What’s involved?
  • 4. 4 Website Hosting Provider Custom Wordpress eCommerce Woo Commerce Magento PrestaShop Shopify Amazon eBay Email/Apps Domain Registrar Google Apps Office 365 Hosting GoDaddy Hostmons ter SEO & Analytics Google Analytics Hosting Provider #Web Advertising – Google Adwords, Adsense, Others
  • 5. 5 Social Media Facebook Google+ Pinterest Instagram Twitter LinkedIn YouTube Blogs Wordpress Typepad Blogger Weebly Promotions & Campaigns Email Marketing Strutta Wildfire Votigo #Social Advertising – Google Adwords, Adsense, Others
  • 6. 6 Mobile Apps Android iOS Windows Blackberry Other Technologies Phone Gap HTML5 Shopify Mobile Sites Responsive website themes #Mobile Advertising – Google Adwords, Adsense, Others
  • 7. 7 Advertising Google Adwords / Adsense Social Platforms Payment Platforms Paypal Authorize. Net Themes Theme Forest Code Canyon Stock Photos iStockPhoto Fotolia #Other Areas
  • 8. 8 #Web Website Email Hosting SEO Analytics #Social Blog(s) Promotions Campaigns #Mobile Mobile Apps Mobile Sites Advertising A lot involved but it’s worth it
  • 9. 9
  • 10. 10 Cloud and Mobile solutions are key enablers for small businesses
  • 11. For going Online you’ll need help? 11
  • 12. 12How to Service my Technology Needs? Do it Yourself Hire Locally Freelancer
  • 13. 13 Do it Yourself Hire Locally Freelancer Freelancer.com Freelance.com oDesk.com eLance.com How to Service my Technology Needs?
  • 14. 14 Do it Yourself Technology Czar Budget Constraints Pilot Project Small Project Hire Locally Niche area Technology Demands Size of project is large Ongoing Support Needs Hire a Freelancer Small Projects One off Budget Constraints Time is not a contraint When should I use these options?
  • 15. IT Development Lifecycle Plan and Analyze Design Build Test Corrections Final Test Deploy Waterfall Approach Agile Approach Analyze & Plan Design BuildTest Analyze & Plan Deploy Design BuildTest Analyze & Plan Deploy Design BuildTest
  • 16. 16Tips for any IT Development Project • Only you know what the end product looks like; do not outsource vision • Own Scope, Schedule, Budget • Have a signed-off Requirements Document • Have a Change Request process in place • Use a collaboration tool – TeamBox, Zoho, even Dropbox • With Freelancers use an intermediary to protect your investments (Freelancing sites, even Paypal), Western Union • 1:1 communication with the Project Manager. • Stay engaged. Plan, Re-Plan and Re-Plan. • Be fair
  • 17. 17Typical Project Management Docs • Contract detailing T&Cs and payment clauses • Project Schedule (incl. payment milestones) • Requirements Document • Issues Log • Time-sheets • Meeting Minutes • Test Scripts (Unit and Integration) • Design / Implementation Document
  • 18. 18Typical Failure Modes with Freelancing sites Source: Freelancer.com • Pick the lowest bidder • Missing reference checks • Requirements not detailed enough • “Yes” to everything • High expectations…flawless execution
  • 19. 19What it takes… Source: Freelancer.com What it takes - Build a trusted relationship - Detailed Project Docs (see tips slide) - Over communicate - Use Video/Audio conferencing - Prompt payments
  • 20. Learn more at plexlane.comU.S. Headquarters Mesa, AZ 85207 +1 602 PLEX 260 sales@plexlane.com www.plexlane.com LISTEN INTERNALIZE PROPOSE IMPLEMENT MONITOR IMPROVE + The plex+ Promise Thank You Plexlane+ is a trademark of Plexlane, LLC. © Copyright Plexlane 2012. All Rights Reserved. India Headquarters Banjara Hills Hyderabad, India