By Mike Monocello, Editor in Chief, Business Solutions magazine
Many companies that were hit hardest by the recession were forced to alter their business in some way (often reducing expenses) to survive. Keep your fingers crossed, but 2010 does appear to be a recovery year. Now, whether the recovery is happening fast enough and to what degree is debatable. Today, as the economy recovers at its own pace, if businesses have cut too deep, they're at a competitive disadvantage because they can't react fast enough to customer demands and opportunities. Those who didn't cut deep enough might find they're losing money. Integrators creating solutions to help customers in both situations now are finding their solutions to be in high demand, as ROIdriven projects can leverage technology to fill gaps left by reduced expenses (e.g. reduced headcount).