Limiting your choices by the lowest bidder is not a good idea and usually ends up costing more in the long term. Many companies use sales gimmicks, offer incentives, make false promises and are very creative in their proposals in order to get a contract. However, most of the time these types of companies don't live up to their promises and fail to provide the services outlined in their proposals, especially due to their lack of experience and limited resources. Others do provide the services, but don't meet the customer expectations and take longer than necessary to get the job done. Organizations not familiar with technical jargon or IT project management tend to fall victim to these low bidders.
The following diagram illustrates the concept of 'triple constraint' which indicates the relationship between the scope/complexity of a system, the time and the resources/cost required to develop it. A change to a single constraint directly affects the others and the quality of the projects. It's important to understand how 'low bidders' manipulate the cost constraint and its consecuences.
Choosing the 'right' company for your IT projects can be a difficult and daunting task if you do not know some IT best practices relevant to your project. The following comparison utility was developed by HaonTech.com in order to help you compare multiple IT providers in an objective manner. Choose a provider by comparing important factors and make a better and more informed decision.
We wish you success in your search and hope we can serve you in your next project.
About Fernando Sosa
Fernando Sosa is a technology consultant, project management professional, and software developer who helps small businesses and nonprofit organizations make the most of their information technology resources.
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