Category: Business

Downsides of IT consulting

If you’re thinking about getting into my line of work, read this first. It may not be a complete list of reasons why NOT to become an IT consultant, but what’s there is pretty accurate.

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Posted in All, Business on Oct 1st, 2007, 9:43 am by David Schrag  2 comments   

Identity check time for my profession

Reflections a year after my taping of Vladfire …. There are many names for people and businesses who do what I do. IT consultant Trusted advisor Outsourced IT vendor Value added reseller (VAR) Value added provider (VAP) Managed services provider (MSP) Channel partner Solution provider God (on our good days) Those idiots (on our bad […]

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Posted in All, Business, Services on Jul 20th, 2007, 3:29 pm by David Schrag     

There is such a thing as a free upgrade, but this ain’t it

I got this by e-mail today from my software distributor: With the launch of Windows Vista™ and the known reliability of Windows Server 2003, Software Assurance, a multifaceted maintenance offer from Microsoft, is more compelling than ever. Whether your customers have 5, 50 or 500 PCs, Software Assurance provides the support and features so your […]

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Posted in All, Business, MS Licensing, Technology on Jul 16th, 2007, 12:31 pm by David Schrag     

Greetings from N’Awlins

A couple folks have made the point that one shouldn’t evaluate a conference immediately after it ends, because the true impact of the event can only be measured days, weeks, or months later. But I’ve got some time to kill before I have to get a cab to the airport, and chances are I’ll never […]

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Posted in All, Business, Technology on May 28th, 2007, 11:04 am by David Schrag  1 comment   

Oh, oh, oh, I’m on vladfire

But Vlad, buddy, you spelled my name wrong in the permalink!

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Posted in All, Business, Schlog Best, Technology on Feb 8th, 2007, 3:11 am by David Schrag  2 comments   

Cyndi Lauper, P.C.

The caption to this YouTube video says “only lawyers will be amused by this,” but I think accountants, consultants, therapists, any many other professionals will enjoy it, as will anyone who went to high school in the 1980s. But stay away if you can’t stand a cappella.

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Posted in All, Business, Entertainment on Dec 18th, 2006, 5:12 pm by David Schrag     

Could Office Accounting be a real challenger to QuickBooks?

Last year, Microsoft introduced Small Business Accounting, its answer to QuickBooks and other small business accounting packages. They pushed it heavily to partners like me, and like me, many partners completely ignored it. It had a pretty limited feature set and seemed to get no traction in the CPA and banking communities. Yesterday, almost completely […]

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Posted in All, Business, Software, Technology on Oct 31st, 2006, 10:01 pm by David Schrag     

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