Outsource The Board of Directors

It is no secret, the trend to outsource critical functions in business organizations has grown exponentially over the past few years. The mundane tasks of payroll and tax processing, IT, records storage, and more are easily outsourced with cost effective solutions on the cloud and other innovative systems. What is left to outsource? Is it[…]

Total Cost of Ownership Revisited

The phrase, once coined in my presence, “institutionally cheap”, will always stick. It is just another way of being penny-wise and pound-foolish. There are some aspects of our business that, if done in a less-than-professional manner, can ruin our brand and/or reputation. Most often, they can fall into two categories: Marketing and Technology. Cloud computing[…]

Total Cost of Ownership and your Strategy.

Today I’ll wear my CIO hat as we discuss a very important tool you should always use when making purchasing or outsourcing decisions. Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculation for your next website design, managed services agreement, or even a decision to purchase or lease equipment will help you determine the right strategy[…]

A Shared Vision Doesn’t Magically Change Your World.

You’ve spent a few months developing and fine-tuning your Vision.  And, you have a high level of confidence the Vision is shared and understood by everyone in your organization.  Now what?  It is a common mistake to believe that once a company develops their Vision, or desired future, everything falls into place like magic –[…]