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How Can I Prepare My Business For Digital Transformation?

In the digital age, businesses that fail to adapt may struggle or even fall behind. Globally, more than two-thirds of executives plan to invest in some form of digital transformation in 2020. In North America, this number rises to 80%. Digital transformation is a complex undertaking with an extensive…
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Data Strategy Framework: a 7-Step Guide

It is estimated that industries produce 2.5 quintillions of data each day. Data is one of the biggest assets for your company, but data alone cannot provide value. To unlock its true value, you need a strategy in place. But...what is a data strategy? A data strategy is the process by which you…
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An 8-Step Guide to an Effective IT Strategy

In the modern world, an effective IT strategy is a necessity for every business, no matter its size or industry. In order to be competitive in today's market, businesses need to have a strong IT infrastructure that facilitates and enhances every task and operation. However, despite the universal acknowledgment…
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7 Ways Outdated IT Systems are Slowing your Company’s Growth

The IT industry is constantly changing, and this means that businesses of every size and scope need to keep up with the latest technologies in order to stay competitive. If your business’s IT infrastructure is falling behind, then you are risking losing out on new opportunities and making it harder…
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What Is A “Fractional” CIO?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, CIO career roles are expected to rise by a whopping 32 percent by 2028. In 2020, according to Enterprises Project's job guide, CIOs will be among the highest-paid technology experts in the consulting sector. Once a company grows to a certain level, balancing…
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How to Create an IT Strategy Roadmap

In today's digital world, it is more important than ever for businesses to take advantage of the opportunities that an effective IT system can provide. Unfortunately, there are far too many small and medium-sized businesses who find themselves lagging behind, either because they feel like they don't…
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4 Important Business Strategies for a Successful Covid-19 Exit

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on businesses around the world. For some industries, survival has meant changing their business model while other industries have found themselves operating in incredibly uncertain markets. Not all businesses have been lucky enough to…
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Top 5 ERP Systems For Your Business In 2021

The business world is changing. With globalization and increasing competition, companies are finding they need to update their technology to keep up with the times. One of the ways that they can do this is by purchasing enterprise resource planning software (ERP). ERPs offer a variety of features that…

3 Critical Steps To Ensure Your Business Is Cyber Secure

Modern businesses have become more and more reliant on technology, but this reliance has come at a cost. The use of the internet for every aspect of our business operations means that cyber-attacks and data breaches are an ever-present threat. In the UK, small businesses are targeted with an estimated…
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What is a “fractional” CTO? 

A pre-COVID era report from Gartner revealed that investing in tech was a top business priority for executives and that 56% of CEOs shared that digital interventions had increased their bottom lines. Yet as the pandemic continues to transform the business and working landscape, the role of…
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5 strategies for CEOs to build a successful hybrid workplace 

The Covid-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on businesses all around the world, with many being forced to close their doors, and others having to find new ways to operate safely. Hybrid workplaces are organisational setups in which both remote and on-site teams can function as one cohesive…

What is the difference between a CTO and a CIO?

The C-suite management level has expanded rapidly in recent years, evolving to include executives managing sectors from culture (CCO) to diversity (CDO). Each role involves different skills and outputs, and of course each business has its own unique needs. Not every business will necessarily require…

In-house IT Team vs Outsourcing

When it comes to IT, it’s important to make sure you’ve got the right applications, an infrastructure estate that meets your company’s needs, and a robust cyber security policy to make sure you’re always protected. But who should you have looking after all this? The role of the IT…

The Pros and Cons of BYOD

Everyone has a phone, tablet or laptop don’t they? In today’s digital world you can’t really do without them but could these personal devices actually benefit your business? The BYOD (bring your own device) policy certainly thinks so. If a business has a BYOD policy it means employees can bring…

Predictive Analytics and Long Term Business Strategy

Predictive Analytics is the branch of analytics that uses statistical techniques, machine language, and artificial intelligence to predict the outcome of future events based on available data. Although Predictive Analytics is a relatively new discipline, there have been significant developments made…

How To Know If An E-mail Is Genuine

With so much of what we do each day now involving the digital world, it’s more important than ever to be vigilant online. Email phishing – a fraudulent attempt to solicit personal or financial data – is one of the most common methods used by online hackers, and could potentially put your sensitive…

Big Data In Business

Big Data is the relatively new science of understanding and predicting human behavior through the study of large volumes of unstructured data. This study can reveal patterns and trends, as well as forecasts. It is also often known as Predictive Analysis. Using Big Data, companies can generate extensive…

Why Do You Need An IT Strategy?

A wise man once said, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” The relevance of this quote has stood the test of time and is more relevant in today’s business world than it has ever been. Not implementing an IT strategy is also a choice, as you can’t achieve goals if you never set them. With…