Posts Tagged IT
Recently I was labeling some bulk spices in the kitchen larder using a P-Touch Labeler – can you tell the difference between fennel seed and caraway seed, well neither can I without a label – And I thought about the times, places, whys and whens I’ve used a P-Touch Labeler and what I put on those labels.
Sometimes I’ve heard Sales Engineers nicknamed “sales preventers” because they understand why a product isn’t a good fit for a particular client’s needs preventing a potential deal. Knowing when and how to highlight a potential deal’s issues requires a delicate balance. and good communication skills.
I recently read an interesting McKinsey Quarterly article on Managing IT during a downturn. IT spending and costs, like so many business functions, wax and wane with business cycles. Spending increases gradually over time before a shock or other external event occurs requiring significant and rapid cost cuts.
In a previous professional role I had the opportunity to meet and advise businesses of all sizes on their IT operations. I noticed something common to almost all organizations was a lack of adequate documentation.