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 …

Contractors or Employees? Options for Growing Your Team

In building a team one of the first questions that need to be answered is whether you will use contractors or employees.  Although this decision may be dictated by circumstances, it is important to recognize the pros and cons of each.  In the spirit of full disclosure, I have been a contractor for most of the last decade. Let’s look at the positives of employees first Loyalty used to be a huge plus for employees, but that seems to be …