HIGH GROWTH TECHNOLOGY BLOG

Thoughts & ideas about tech for high growth from My IT

  • Scaling IT at High Growth Companies (Part 5 of our Hiring IT Series)
    May 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    I’m regularly asked by executives at high growth companies how to scale their IT team to grow with their growing company. They say, “I have ## of employees, how many IT employees should I have?” Or they ask, “When I get to ## people, how big should my I...

  • The ROI of Standardization
    May 9, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    As we onboard new clients, we educate them on the power of standardizing their hardware and the financial benefits of doing so. By standardization, I don’t mean every user at My IT has the same computer or every person in your company needs the same dev...

  • Fear of Losing Control When Outsourcing IT (Part 4 of our Hiring IT Series)
    April 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    Last week I spoke to two CFOs that had the same concerns, but from very different aspects. Both CFOs work at high growth companies that have gone from 10 to 50 employees in the last few years and each company plans to grow well above 100 employees. Not ...

  • Why Am I Having Trouble Hiring & Keeping My IT Staff? (Part 3 of our Hiring IT Series)
    March 15, 2017 at 12:00 AM

    One of the biggest challenges I often hear from business executives about IT is in regards to hiring and managing their IT team, whether internal or outsourced. Usually, this duty is bestowed on the CFO or Controller, regardless of their skillset or kno...

  • When Do I Hire My First IT Person? (Part 2 of our Hiring for IT Series)
    February 7, 2017 at 1:00 PM

    Most CEOs and CFOs start thinking they need to hire their first IT staff when the company gets to 50 employees. Up until this time, they’ve contracted a small IT company (usually a 1-man outfit), who adequately handled their needs when their company had...

  • How Many IT Pros Should I Have on Staff? (Part 1 of our Hiring for IT Series)
    January 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM

    A lot of growing companies wonder how many IT professionals they need for their company and when should they hire additional support for their IT department as they grow. Many CEOs and CFOs think they need to add more IT staff as the ticket count grows ...

  • 4 Telltale Signs You’ve Outgrown Your IT Infrastructure
    December 20, 2016 at 5:00 AM

    When you double or triple the size of your company, you may feel that things aren’t working as smooth anymore, especially with your IT infrastructure. (Note: We’re talking about your network, computers, and processes, not your IT support team in this po...

  • How Much is Your Contracted, Overwhelmed IT Guy Really Costing You?
    November 29, 2016 at 5:00 AM

    If you’re asking this question, my gut tells me it is time for you to look at a new solution. Why? You already know your guy is working harder, not smarter (and it’s costing you). 3-5 years ago, your contracted IT guy was a good fit, and now you’ve outg...

  • Comparing Value: IT Firm vs Solo IT Guy
    November 8, 2016 at 5:00 AM

    Over the years we’ve worked with quite a few high-growth companies that developed past their single-person IT company and their in-house DIY (Do-IT-Yourself) employee, both affectionately known as the “IT guy”. I asked them, “What is the value of outsou...

  • Q&A – How to Know If You’ve Outgrown Your IT Guy
    October 18, 2016 at 4:00 AM

    Something we often hear from new clients is that they should have looked for a large IT provider sooner instead of using the same “IT guy” for years without question. (For this interview, we’re referring to the “IT guy” as a male or female break/fix con...