Twitter / Joe Tierney: An IT professional recomme …:
An IT professional recommending to a small business is like a doctor recommending a greasy cheeseburger to a heart patient.
Dear Joe: Pushing buttons again I see?
A doctor who doesn’t LISTEN to his patient and instead just blindly prescribes a medication to his patient should be sued for malpractice. So should an IT professional that doesn’t sit down with their client and ensure that the solution they are recommending FITS the clients needs.
Amy Babinchak of www.thirdtier.net and I were chatting about this earlier in preparation for a podcast with Kate of www.lookscloudy.com . We’re no longer one size fits all of the SBS 2003 era, we have a lot of choices.
Show me a small firm and we all use “the cloud”. Show me a small firm and we all have different needs. Even SBS 2011 can be easily combined with Internet solutions.
But I”m starting to get real tired of the “premise” versus the “cloud” fights. This is about building the right solution for the needs of the clients, the business requirements, the line of business apps (not all that are ‘all in the cloud’), the regulatory environment, and last… and CERTAINLY not least, the comfort level of the owners of the data themselves.
Bottom line we don’t just have greasy hamburgers on the menu anymore. We have lots of menu selections to choose from.