Have you noticed lately that when it comes to software vendors everybody does everything? ERP vendors are selling data quality tools. Disk storage vendors offer data warehousing software. Big mainframe vendors have everything, including big mainframes. It’s a truism in IT that many companies end miles and miles away from where they begin.

I’m biased because I work for one of the little guys. My company has stayed relatively small, and that’s by design. We never wanted to be a big firm with a Big Firm Zeitgeist. We’ll never have a skyscraper with our name on it. We actually only have one physical office now since our consultants spend their time at client sites.  Our clients use us because we’ve delivered what they need to other companies like them.

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