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A New Way for Entrepreneurs to Think About IT

By Administrator | 13 July 2016

"Entrepreneurs have historically taken one of two approaches to IT. Most think of IT as a “necessary evil.” For this group, IT is for back office support for their business ideas. They typically hire third parties to help them with IT and never make it part of their core business. A second set of entrepreneurs focus on information goods and think of IT as the product. These entrepreneurs typically have an engineering background, and schools that support this approach have strong engineering departments. Given their capabilities, these entrepreneurs take a “do-it-yourself” approach and develop software to support organizational needs." Read more

Bala Iyer and Thomas H. Davenport Harvard Business Review 28 June 2016


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