Just ask those who have been through the pain and pressure of let’s just say not going through the right channels, never having the ear or voice of those in the know. Unfortunately, the old saying still applies. It is not what you know and those who have struggled knew very little to begin with it’s who you know. Perhaps if you had the right business connections right from the word go you would have apprized yourself of the best business it solutions as is appropriate to your business and circumstances.
But it has happened on many more occasions than not that struggling small business developers, in seeking out the cheapest and quickest way to get their modest collection of software and hardware tools to run optimally in favor of running a good business, ran into obstacles rather than solutions. It ended up costing them a lot more in time and money, and their scarce resources were just about depleted.
Today, you certainly need to know people in order to get ahead. And hopefully through these people, you will learn what to do. Because that is still important. You still need to know stuff. So, it’s not just a case of who you know, but what you know as well. With just a little bit of basic knowledge you would learn how to avoid the entry level IT consultants. On first appearance, they seem to know so much but in actual fact, know very little.
This is not denigrating the hard work that is being done. It is simply a call to arms to try and work a lot more smartly and efficiently next time. Check out your next IT technician’s credentials and record before you agree to a contract of service.