People often ask me the “secret” to some of the things I do, particularly when it comes to information management.
I’ve blogged before on the technologies I use (see here), but today I want to talk about the value of having a great technologist at your disposal.
And, I’m not talking about a friend you can call…I am talking about someone you hire, even for your personal life, but definitely for your professional life.
I’ve known Ron from my Microsoft days, but recently he showed me the value of a great technologist by helping me migrate an Exchange server installation to Microsoft Online.
What that is…doesn’t matter. What it does is save me $450/year in fees, increase my speed and reliability, and make me even more productive.
I could have done it myself, but what Ron showed is that even in “self-serve” technology, you need a guiding hand, someone who can advise you and save you time.
It’s no surprise that he’s one of the top-ranked “cloud” providers of all Microsoft services.
If you have a business-of any size-and you want to understand how to use your technology better, give Ron a call.
Either way, find a great technologist and pay him/her to help you get better.
I don’t need to tell you that it’s a competitive advantage…so don’t skimp.