Implementing Technology as a Response to the Crisis

Although in these hard times the general tendency is to cut expenses in technology, investing intelligently in technology can be the solution.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Owners and intelligent managers are seeking information technologies and communications that aid their businesses´ need to connect to clients and improve client interactions so as to increase income and, fundamentally, reduce costs.

The challenge is: How to balance the need to reduce costs and suppress capital expenditures with the increasingly urgent demands for more innovation? Can one be prudent and innovative at the same time?

To do it, talent is needed. Courage and vision is needed. It is necessary to take a little time and evaluate the value of each IT project to the business.

The article by Elaine Appleton Grant in shows us some of the small and medium businesses that have done it.

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The IBM distributor in the region announced its plan for 2009, predicting a 15% growth in 2009.

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