Companies helping Companies -
While rebuilding after the devastation of September 11 is a great
philanthropical project, different companies will do it this in many different
ways. A few CIOs discussed suggestions and concerns about how we can accommodate
various companies. Here's a sample of their thoughts:
Public or Private Listings - Some may not want their company listed
but are more than willing to help. For this reason, if requested, we may list a
company only as a number and will act as a third party to match companies.
Consulting - Several companies lost all their staff and must rehire
while rebuilding. Experienced professionals are needed. There are many in
retirement or between projects who can offer a short term solution. Perhaps
staff who is on a project postponed can be available as a consultant.
Equipment - Any systems not being used to capacity? How about
sharing? With changes in business, there is always up-to-date equipment
available immediately - great for rebuilding quickly!
Price - There are goods and services a company may desire to offer as
free while costs may prohibitative for other goods and services. Prices will be
determined by the companies matched together. Remember, this is a time of a
national emergency and not a time for profiteering.
Terms - Accounting Departments of many companies must be rebuilt
requiring extra time for payment.
Priority - To rebuild established businesses quickly may simply
require extra services such as giving priority to complete a project over
Transportation - Sending consultants to New York on short
notice may require some help from the airlines. Also moving products from point
A to point B can be a problem, especially between downtown Chicago and Downtown
New York. Any unused space on trucks to keep traffic down?
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