Technology: Something to Fear or Something to Leverage?
Every company needs individuals who are refined in the department of IT. Technology is how companies run; making sure that our systems are running smoothly and safely is as imperative to the success of a company that makes cupcakes as it is to a company that manages hedge funds. Not having the proper people running the proper systems can have disastrous results. These devastating examples from the 90’s might seem like ancient news, but one thing about history is that if we don’t learn from it, it is bound to repeat itself.
In 1996 a giant agricultural co-operative company bought about six million dollars worth of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software and services. After the purchase was finalized, everything went terribly wrong. A grand total of zero percent of the software worked as was projected and expected. Much of it could not even be properly installed on the purchasing company’s hardware. The company was forced to file a $20 million dollar lawsuit against the company who had provided the software. They eventually stopped paying the vendor and filed for bankruptcy. The vendor then proceeded to countersue under the umbrella of a breach of contract and denied any fault.
A Fortune 500 industrial supply company founded in 1927 was also taken out by an investment and bad advice regarding software and technology. In 1998 this particular company spent over nine million dollars on software and services. But the services, whose job it was to keep track of warehouse inventory, had constant and routine crashes. There was a six month period of time where this solid and longstanding company lost 19 million dollars in sales and 23 million dollars in profit.
Going back even farther in time, Edgar Watson Howe wrote in his 1911 book, “A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.” Have we presently scared you enough? When you decide to bring a company like CyberTrails with our professional IT consulting experts onto your team, you are making sure that your company will never suffocate under the weight of IT confusion and mismanagement. You will be leveraging the ever changing world of Technology to be on your side; to make you more successful and not just another failed enterprise. We have the knowledge and experience that small to medium sized companies cannot afford in salary but can obtain through our consulting services. You don’t have to have all the answers, you don’t have to repeat history, and IT consulting doesn’t have to be expensive; let CyberTrails relieve any sleeping monsters and all your fears today.
CyberTrails IT consulting team offers:
- 24/7/365 dedicated IT team
- Affordable pricing with professional quality
- Helpdesk and Monitoring
- Highly qualified team of experts
- Thoughtful answers to your complicated and vital IT needs
Sources: http://www.economist.com/node/21542796 , http://www.computerworld.com/computerworld/records/images/pdf/44NfailChart.pdf , http://www.leaditconsulting.
net/hire-an-it-consulting-firm-or-an-overqualified-technical-person-2012-08-09/#more-598 , http://www.economist.com/node/21542796 Image Source: http://sclick.net/tag/monsters
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