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Tailoring your IT Model to Compete in the Digital Age

Mark Burns

Tailoring your IT Model to Compete in the Digital Age

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To sustain a successful business in today’s competitive and digital-savvy world, both cutting edge ideas and speed are required… Without which, customers will simply start shopping elsewhere, and businesses will find themselves falling behind their competitors. Where customers are continuing to take control with a mere swipe of a screen or click of a button, the pressure for providers to refine and develop their products and services is increasing. Should a customer not be pleased by their interaction with a brand, they can simply move onto something better. For native businesses like Amazon Web Services, or Spotify, who possess such… Read More

The Different Cloud Models and What to Look for When Choosing a Provider

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Making the decision to implement cloud services for your application or infrastructure deployment, makes it crucial for your business to understand the distinct differences between the core categories of cloud services available. Afterall, the cloud is a very wide-ranging concept, and it encompasses pretty much every possible variety of online service. However, when businesses speak of cloud procurement, there are usually three main cloud models that spring to mind; Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The difference between SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS Each of the three main cloud models has… Read More

Mobile Data Security: How to Keep your Devices Safe On-the-Go

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The New Employee Movement… What springs to mind when you think of remote working? Are you picturing yourself sitting on a beach with a cocktail in one hand and your computer mouse in the other? Or perhaps you’re parked in your favourite armchair with a cup of tea? The latter sounds more likely but ultimately not at all unrealistic given the significant increase in remote workers over the last couple of years. Remote working is the new employee movement, a workplace revolution if you will, inspired by millennials yet suitable for all, and this movement is proving to be incredibly… Read More

Does your Business Appreciate the Value of IT?

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A Modern IT Morality Tale: Not Knowing the Value of IT At a time when business budgets are being continually constricted, there is more pressure than ever to demonstrate the business value of technology, particularly when all too often we’re confronted with the widely held view that, ‘IT costs too much’ to which sometimes the question, ‘costs too much compared to what?’ is stimulated. Demonstrating the Business Value of IT What’s often overlooked is that IT is absolutely critical to so many business accomplishments, and yet it is widely perceived as having minimal value, whilst investment in it is all… Read More

5 Step Guide to Finding your New IT Service Provider

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Helping You to Make the Right Decision Whether you’re looking to grow your business, or you’re seeking an IT provider that offers a more personalised service with bespoke services, our 5 step guide below provides a helpful checklist. Ensure you locate an IT service provider that ticks all the boxes by identifying the 5 key steps in your decision-making process here… Step 1: No Fixed Term Contract Finding an IT service provider that offers a no fixed term contract – which is the norm in the IT industry – can be tricky to find. However, there are a few hidden… Read More