IT Failing 1 in 4 Small Businesses

August 24, 2009

SMB IT Fail!

SMB IT Fail!

Nathan Eddy at eWeek wrote; IT Failing 1 in 4 Small Businesses, Says Effectiveness Index Survey

Initial results from a new online survey designed to measure IT effectiveness at small businesses shows almost one in four respondents score a “D” or “F” grade

The article, plus the referenced survey takes a look at the effectiveness of IT within the small to medium business space. Needless to say, in many cases, the results were not good.

We need to do better.

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2 Responses to “IT Failing 1 in 4 Small Businesses”

  1. elliotross Says:

    Hi John – Thanks for dropping by!

    I agree!

    In fact I had written that exact thing before;

    https://elliotross.wordpress.com/2008/04/10/people-processes-then-maybe-technology/

    The time when Tech can help using your example, is if the cost exceeds that next step of hiring additional (loaded cost bodies)

    In the above post – post it notes would work 🙂

    Best Regards!

  2. John B Says:

    Mantra: Not every project has to be an IT project, Not every project has to be….
    By mapping your processes (and making sure that everyone’s following agreed Best Practice), you’ll often find that the “whiz-bang-prints money” solution from the It boys wasn’t necessary in the first place.
    We once (only once..) presented a product that had a really short ROI in ALL the developed markets to a potential client in South Asia.
    He told us that he could match our results just by hiring more staff. Ran the numbers based on his HR/workspace costs and he was spot on. 150 BSc honour graduates in Bangalore? Open the window and whistle!


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