Marrying an IT vendor: A Dating Guide for Startups

By Dmitry Yakovlev

Dmitry Yakovlev, VP & Software Architect at DataArt, shares his thoughts on achieving a harmonious partnership between a start-up and an IT vendor. The five key points for starts-ups to consider when looking for a provider include hiring a CTO (but not letting him/her dictate the business), picking a vendor of the right size, matching communication styles, never allowing a fixed-price contract and no outsourcing to multiple vendors at the start.

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