New York Times Drinks The bMighty Kool-Aid - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Business/E-Business
Commentary
1/12/2009
10:18 PM
Fredric Paul
Fredric Paul
Commentary
50%
50%

New York Times Drinks The bMighty Kool-Aid

Last week, the New York Times discovered what bMighty readers have known for a long time: Small Is The New Large.

Last week, the New York Times discovered what bMighty readers have known for a long time: Small Is The New Large.Busy making lemonade, the Times' Paul B. Brown writes that A Business Forced to Shrink May Be Stronger.

The idea, according to Brown, is that businesses can get too big, and in many cases smaller companies can do a better job. Quoting various bloggers, Brown lays out the advantages:

  • Less bureaucracy.
  • Greater engagement.
  • Easier for people to understand where they fit in.
  • People believe it is their company.
  • Easier risk-taking.
  • Fewer clients, more money.
  • Founder handles more of the customer interactions.
  • Outsource the boring, low-impact stuff.
  • Flexibility to change the business model when needed.
  • Less impact on the environment.

Great stuff. Couldn't agree more. In fact, I seem to recall that the bMighty Manifesto made the point quite eloquently when we relaunched the site late last summer. What did we call it again? Ahh, that's right, Small Is The New Large.

Of course, we concentrated on the technological advantages, such as:

  • Taking advantage of cloud computing.
  • Leveraging Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS).
  • Embracing the consumerization of IT.
  • Easier to move into Web 2.0, Social Networking, User-Generated Content.
  • Ability to use Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search-Based Marketing (SEM).

So, to the New York Times, we say: "Welcome to the party."

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
2020 State of DevOps Report
2020 State of DevOps Report
Download this report today to learn more about the key tools and technologies being utilized, and how organizations deal with the cultural and process changes that DevOps brings. The report also examines the barriers organizations face, as well as the rewards from DevOps including faster application delivery, higher quality products, and quicker recovery from errors in production.
News
How COVID is Changing Technology Futures
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  7/23/2020
Slideshows
10 Ways AI Is Transforming Enterprise Software
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  7/13/2020
Commentary
IT Career Paths You May Not Have Considered
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  6/30/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Special Report: Why Performance Testing is Crucial Today
This special report will help enterprises determine what they should expect from performance testing solutions and how to put them to work most efficiently. Get it today!
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll