Mitigating The Risks
businesses outsource one or more of their IT functions. The
goal is usually to save money.
Yet if you don't mitigate the risks involved, you could end up
both losing out financially and failing to get the most from
Here are some best practices
your users. Ask for candid feedback about whether your
company's technology is meeting your employees' needs. What
help from an outside provider do you really need? Also contact
other businesses that have outsourced. How did outsourcing
help - or hurt - them?
opportunities vs. risk. Identify opportunities beyond cost
savings. For example, outsourcing noncore IT functions - such
as management of HR systems and supply-chain technology -
could free up internal resources for projects you've put on
the back burner but that have strategic potential. Then again,
outsourcing too many noncore processes, or doing so
improperly, could leave you with too little control of these
functions and expose you to inefficiency and compliance risks.
your relationship expertise. Many business owners believe
that, once they sign the deal, the contract will take care of
itself. As a result, they don't adequately manage the
relationship and often find themselves in conflict with the
vendor or stuck with unsatisfactory results. You'll need new
skills, processes and metrics to ensure the services deliver
what you want.
In a global economy, IT outsourcing has become - in many
industries - a competitive necessity. Whether your company is
large or small, we can help you assess, negotiate and maximize
the bottom-line benefits of an arrangement. Let us know what
we can do for you by contacting us at
SMEED CPA Adds Financial
Services To Help Clients With
Investments & Insurance
often we here at SMEED CPA are asked about financial issues
that impact our clients investments and their portfolios.
We always offered our opinion and suggestions but in order to
help our clients actually execute the changes we suggest,
SMEED has created a Financial Services division.
SMEED Financial Services, Inc. will be able to
work with both individual and business clients on their
investment portfolios and manage assets on their behalf.
SMEED Financial will include Michael Uadiale,
ACA, CPA, CGMA; and Pablo Blanco who has
recently joined SMEED and comes with over 18 years of
financial sales and advising experience with affluent
Watch your inbox and mail boxes for more specific information
on services SMEED Financial Services, Inc will make available
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You can choose between 1 and 5
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work we have done for you.
It's that simple. Thank
you in advance for your help and cooperation!
As always you can call our offices if you have any
questions about these or any other accounting related issues, at
Regards, Michael Uadiale, CPA,
Managing Partner, SMEED CPA,