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Technology Jobs That Never Get Outsourced

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I saw this tongue-in-cheek quote on a venture capitalist’s blog some time ago: “About a year ago I hired a developer in India to do my job. I pay him $12,000 to do the job I get paid $67,000 for. He’s happy to have the work. I’m happy that I only have to work 90 minutes a day, talking code. My employer thinks I’m telecommuting. Now I’m considering getting a second job and doing the same thing.” The technology sector has been rocked with many jobs being moved overseas just like other industries such as textiles decades ago, basic goods manufacturing, etc.,…

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How to Select a Software Developer

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  Q: I am about to hire a software developer to work on a new web-based business I am launching and I have a friend that is interested in doing the work. Do you have any tips for how I should approach this? A: Because you are developing a web-based business, the software infrastructure, how it is built, and what code it is written in, is a very strategic decision. Be sure to think through everything thoroughly. Here are a few rules I would suggest for you: Rule #1: Determine your strategy based upon your internet business model prior to…

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Ideas on How to Start an IT Services Business

By | Business By The Book, IT Outsourcing, Organization & Strategy, Planning, Self Evaluation, Starting a Family Business, Starting a Part Time Business, Starting Up, Tech, Writing a Business Plan | No Comments

Q: I am an out-of-work IT director that cannot seem to land another job. Do you have you any advice or suggestions? If I could come up with a family business that could keep us together and clothed and housed and fed, I’d be more than delighted! A: You could plug into a virtual IT support network and provide services as an independent IT support specialist or your could sell several small businesses your services as a “fractional” IT Director and manage their network, provide user support, etc. at a fraction of the cost of a full-time employee. The best opportunities for…

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