IT Assessments Defined

We mention IT assessments as part of the work we do at RB Consulting.  Unfortunately, this is a new concept to some people.  Thus, it may help to look at what one is, and why anyone would want one performed.  A good start is to think about an accounting A good start is to think about an accounting audit or similar assessment process.  A financial audit is done to help you get a picture of your financial state on paper and …

3 Things to Do Before Outsourcing

It is becoming easier and easier to outsource some, most, or all, of the everyday business needs.  These requirements may be IT, HR, accounting, marketing or almost any other part of business.  Outsourcing is becoming an attractive option as there are a lot of positives that can come from outsourcing.  However, there are also big negatives that can come from it.  The key to outsourcing, just as any other business activity, is to do due diligence first.  Let’s look at …

The Cost of Technology

It is hard to run a business without paying attention to IT at some level.  The required amount of work might be as simple as keeping up with a couple of subscriptions to websites.  On the other hand, it can be as complex as running a team of thousands.  Although IT provides several options, the cost of technology in solutions is often estimated incorrectly. In these cases (and all points between) one of the most important factors to keep in mind …