A Big Competitive Advantage

A few weeks ago, I was at a Memphis Society of Entrepreneur’s luncheon at the Crescent Club. We were sitting around the table talking, passing around the “What do you do?” question.
One of the members of the Society–once he found out what we do–said, “I read recently that there are 8.2 applicants for every IT job in Memphis. You must be finding it easy to find people these days, right?”
Well, not really, I said. You see, every one at DGG has to have both technical skills and business skills. Our Senior Developer is finishing up a degree in Supply Chain Management. I’m a CPA.CITP (Certified Public Accountant and Certified Information Technology Professional). Our Project Leader spent 20 years in the accounting department of a multi-national Fortune-something company. All of us have business and IT experience.
“Wow,” he said, “That must be a real competitive advantage.”
“Yes,” I said, “The problem is communicating the benefit for our clients and future clients.”