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Top Five IT Tips for Small Businesses ‘Going Global’ [DRAFT]

HALO2.png A focus in the discussion was small business and the role of IT in helping entrepreneurs to overcome challenges and build their businesses abroad, successfully. “Information technology has been a great equalizer for businesses large and small,” said Mr Foster. Foster added, “Navigating complex customs requirements or managing global inventory is now much easier for small businesses. Information technology has greatly expanded opportunities, helping small businesses to find new markets and compete on a global scale.”

Information Technology is a Universal Language

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When I was approached to be a member of the IT team to implement the new FedEx Asia Pacific hub in Guangzhou, China, I didn’t know how to react.  In my 20 years at FedEx, I’ve always been involved with the IT systems that help our hubs operate.  I was a member of the team that successfully implemented two expansions of the Indianapolis hub, but implementing a hub in China?Our small core team, comprised of US and Asia Pacific IT team members was about to embark upon a mission-possible! 

Contingencies are Our Business

At FedEx we pride yourself on both planning and execution. Since we operate in a worldwide arena, everyday we are forced to operate in some type of contingency situation. As a result, redundancy is a key to our success. Let me give you some examples: