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When To Fire A Client

Recent events have me thinking about the pros and cons of when to fire a client. It is often a difficult decision to make and even more complicated than accepting a contract or customer. The challenge in accepting a customer includes questions such as whether you can take on the additional work or the profitability of the work. Once you land a customer, you are used to that revenue and level of work. Yes, even if that work includes headaches. …

The Cloud As A Launching Pad – Leverage The Cloud

I looked at the Parler-Amazon situation in a previous blog post as a cautionary tale. The focus was on the negative side of that situation and finding ways to avoid vendor lock-in. In this article, I will look at the positive side of that situation. Parler would likely not exist at all and definitely would not be the same if not for Amazon. This is a tale of how we can leverage the cloud to take our business to new …

Select Multiple Vendors For A Reliable Foundation

Recent political events in the United States have seen organizations and people “canceled” or de-platformed. While one can look at these as situations a business should avoid at all costs (getting swept into politics), it is an excellent cautionary tale. The Achilles heel of many of these organizations is a reliance on a single vendor for a key facet of their business. No one provider will ever give you the flexibility of multiple vendors. Vendor Lock-in The concept of vendor …