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Scout Young
(CFO at Private)
We're a small oil & gas company -  what are the "must ask" questions we should pose to a prospective IT consultant?
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Regis Quirin
Title: Director of Finance
Company: Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
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(Director of Finance at Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP)
Companies seek growth through mergers and acquisitions to satisfy one or more of the following – adding a related product or service; expanding geographic reach; purchasing...
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Mark Von Der Linn
(Principal at www.VDLconsulting.com)
My wife has a side business selling olive oil for which we set up a simple website. We didn't intend to really pursue ecommerce, but recently decided to look into it. I know a Web...
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Simon Westbrook
( CFO at Aargo Inc.)
I was surprised to see a client company paying for consultant travel and cell phones. See reply quoted by client below!   Am I cheap, out of touch, or is this normal ?...
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ArLyne Diamond
Title: Consultant to Manager/Founder
Company: Diamond Associates
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(Consultant to Manager/Founder at Diamond Associates)
In scanning through this series of blogs, I noticed some questions regarding working with software consultants and IT folk.  I'd like to share one consulting experience I had...
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Pamela Twyman
(Business Solutions Analyst at BFDS)
I am in search of software for consultants to generate statements of work, track billable & non-billable consulting time, track resource capacity & utilization, ...
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Anonymous
(Manager)
We hire IT consultants and then watch the project scope explode and resulting costs arc out of sight like flaming slow motion Hollywood movie debris. Miraculously, the benefit actually...
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Shawn DeBoer
(Accounting Systems Manager at American Family Insurance)
My company is a longstanding PeopleSoft Financials shop. Although a quite capable ERP system, its byzantine nature (architecture, components, configuration, etc) makes it unwieldy and...
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Cory Brown
(CEO, CFO at Cory Brown Consulting, LLC)
I'm looking for a solid, cost effective inventory management solution that integrates well with Quickbooks. I've seen fishbowl, and many of the others listed on the QB partners...
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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.)
If you feel technology-challenged when it comes to your website, you’re not alone. I’ve been producing websites for clients for 15 years now, and client education is a...
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Jaime Campbell
(Chief Financial Officer at Tier One Services, LLC)
What percentage up front do you pay or charge for a consulting project? Or do you advocate different retainer models not based on a percentage?
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Anonymous
(Vice President of Finance)
We are negotiating a deal with Box.net for their Enterprise IT solution. Does anyone have any experience on what kind of discounts you received for about 50 users? The MSRP is $35 per...
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James Duke
(Director at ELAINT)
Are companies starting to forgo charges in lieu of spending IT to get it configured to charge for PDI?
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Spencer Lloyd
(President at Lloyd Business Consulting)
 We are considering outsourcing our IT function--both infrastructure administration and customer support (internal and external).  Has anyone recently evaluated this option,...
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Anonymous
(Senior Group Manager, FP&A)
My organization is looking for a boutique IT consulting firm to evaluate our current IT business model. We have a dedicated IT service provider that provides data center operations and...
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Rajeev Seshadri
(CFO)
To help a newly converted company with consolidations.
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Scout Young
(CFO at Private)
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Joanie Mann
Title: Principal Consultant
Company: Cooper Mann Consulting
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(Principal Consultant at Cooper Mann Consulting)
Isn’t your business worth at least 50 bucks per month? or: Penny Smart, Pound Foolish Anytime, Anywhere There is an age-old problem when it comes to small businesses and...