A profile of two small businesses and their IT models
Featured Taoser Dave Henderson
Details about our "IT Complete" offering
Agile methodology - delivering projects faster
A variety of features
highlighting Taos' presence in
the Bay Area's IT landscape
We're pleased to welcome these
new clients to the Taos family:
Dave Henderson: Sr. Project
Dave is a Senior Project
Management Consultant who joined
Taos in April 2009. He has a
passion for helping those around
him succeed, whether it be
clients on an engagement or
other Taos consultants within
the Project Management practice.
He has been responsible for
financial, scope and performance
forecasting, and his experience
includes managing a
cross-functional team of 140
employees/contractors and a team
of 40 consultants.
Although we’re well-known for working with the bigger names of the Valley, people often forget that our clients come in a variety of sizes. This issue focuses on the smaller-sized companies we work with. We’re profiling two small businesses with two very different approaches to IT, introducing our comprehensive “IT Complete” solution, discussing how Agile methodology can help you deliver your projects more effectively and featuring Dave Henderson, one of our most impressive Sr. Project Management Consultants. While this issue’s focus is on smaller-sized companies, the challenges we discuss and the solutions we propose are stimulating food for thought for organizations of all sizes.
Leadership Team at Taos
A Tale of Two Companies: Where Does the Future of IT Lie?
Jeff Lucchesi, Taos' EVP & General
Manager of Managed Services
Company A is a Valley company with $30M in revenue and a product line that’s getting traction in the industry. Their IT organization has 4 people focused on supporting the company’s internal clients. The group consists of a manager, a desktop support person, one MSFT Server person, and one person supporting the applications.
Company B is approximately $15-20M in revenue, and it, too, is seeing demand for its product grow. The difference? It uses all cloud service for applications and telephony services. There are no IT people on the payroll and there are none planned for in the future.
By Gail Burt, Executive IT
Management Consultant with Taos’
Office of the CIO
Each year, CIO Magazine conducts a survey to determine the priorities of CIOs. Themes for the 2010 State of the CIO Survey indicate that top-line growth has become more critical than anytime in the past – largely due to the current economic climate. Improving product and process quality and aligning with customers have gained significant focus over the previous year’s survey results.
Taos "IT Complete" Offering
Small businesses that are interested in building scalable IT environments without sacrificing cost efficiency, fast execution and quality delivery now have an all-encompassing solution. At a fraction of the cost, small businesses can take advantage of an IT leader who can drive IT strategy and decisions, a service to manage their operational needs, and resources to deliver on technical projects, add value, negotiate contracts and provide vendor management.
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Coco Brown Receives
Women of Influence Award: Our very own Coco Brown
was named one of the 2010 Women
of Influence by the Silicon
Valley Business Journal. The
award recognizes the
accomplishments of 100
exceptional Silicon Valley
female leaders and the
contributions they have made to
the community. The award winners
will be honored at a special
event on April 8 from 5:30-8:30
PM at The Fairmont Hotel in San
Jose. To register, go
here. Honorees will also be
featured in the March 19 issue
of the Business Journal.