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Is Technology the Key to Solving the Talent Crisis?

on 06-Jul-2022 13:44:51 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Managed Service Management Strategy Technology
Introduction Millennials have had their heyday; now it’s time for Gen Z to shine. To engage the first fully immersed digital native generation, businesses need to start capitalising on technology to win the war on talent. Talent shortages are among the biggest barriers to business growth Right now, practically every business is struggling to find and keep skilled people. There are many reasons for this, from the pandemic which sent shockwaves through the workforce to the ‘Great Resignation’ which saw a global quitting spree in record numbers. But the thing that’s shaping recruitment the most? It’s the new demands that Generation Z is placing on the workplace.
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Five ways to create breakthrough customer experiences using technology

on 08-Jun-2022 16:07:21 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Managed Service Management Strategy Technology
Introduction Companies are increasingly recognising the power of customer experiences for building loyalty and securing sustainable growth. But how do you make your customer experience better, and how exactly does technology help?. Improving your customer experience (CX) isn’t just the right thing to do; it could be a major driver of future revenue. PWC research shows that 86% of buyers are ready to pay more for great customer experiences, and they are 3.5 x more likely to repeat business and advocate for your brand. An investment in CX can also improve internal profitability markers such as the cost to acquire a customer, says Harvard Business Review. Unhappy customers are lost customers, after all. While something as simple as saying ‘thank you’ to customers after a purchase can make them feel special and cared for, there is no shortage of ways to connect with customers. Rather than a singular action, it’s better to think of CX as an ongoing, iterative journey of many moving parts. Powering the journey — and simultaneously driving brand loyalty and sales growth — is technology; this likely will include tools you’re already using like your CRM. In this post, we’re looking at five ways to create breakthrough CX experiences using technology.
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The Power of Digital Transformations

on 27-Apr-2022 11:54:13 By | Adam Lewis | 0 Comments | Cloud Productivity Technology
Improving the experience for your customers is a priority for any business. Are you aware how large a part your own infrastructure plays in this? Transforming your IT will transform your customer's business also. In this months guide we take a deep dive into the world of digital transformations.
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Unlocking Growth for SMEs with the 3 S's: Secure, Stable and Scalable Technology

on 01-Apr-2022 10:31:04 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Managed Service Management Strategy Technology
Introduction Digitalisation can be a gamechanger for SMEs but it needs to be part of a wider strategic plan to develop your business. Choosing the right digital products is key to delivering fast and sustainable results. For today’s SMEs, competition is rife wherever you look. In the start‑up phase, you need to win market share to survive; in the rapid‑growth phase, you need to refine your processes for scalability to beat out established, mass‑market‑ready brands. If you overcome these challenges, then you will typically reach the maturity phase where cost control, optimisation for profitability and innovation become the focus. At every stage, if you don’t make every effort to differentiate yourself from your competitors, you may well fall behind and lose the race to the top. This lifecycle is not new. But what is atypical is the pace at which market conditions are changing, forcing SMEs to respond—and quickly.
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Is your IT spend an investment or an expense?

on 17-Mar-2022 14:28:39 By | Adam Lewis | 0 Comments |
Before you can measure success you must first identify what it is you are measuring. In this guide we offer a general list as a starting point covering 7 major KPIs to consider. This is by no means an exhaustive list, there will be many KPIs which are specific to your business or industry. Similarly we don't necessarily use all of these with every client. We work with each client individually to gain insight and understand the KPIs needed to provide effective reporting to facilitate strategic planning. 
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Essential Cloud Migration Strategy Checklist

on 16-Mar-2022 12:39:56 By | Adam Lewis | 0 Comments |
Have you considered moving to a cloud model for your business data but don't know where to begin? You could also be forgiven for worrying about such a switch so much that it never actually happens. This is a common issue in IT infrastructure planning which we covered recently in our 10 Questions piece: "Are we actually doing this or just talking about it?"
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10 Powerful Questions Boards Should Be Asking About Technology

on 18-Feb-2022 15:27:09 By | Andrew Allen | 1 Comment | Managed Service Management Strategy Technology
Embarking on a business transformation through technology requires a good understanding of these 10 questions.    Question 1 Could IT make new competitors more agile and gain more market share? There’s no doubt about it—technology is a competitive weapon. Companies can use it to solve critical problems, slash time-to-market, build barriers to competitor entry and even, sometimes, to completely reinvent the way business is done in an industry. From grooming (Dollar Shave Club) to bookselling (Amazon), the restaurant industry (Deliveroo) to banking (Starling, Revolut), traditional players have had to catch up or die. Where are your competitors in the race to innovation?
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Introducing the SME Digital Growth Peer Network

on 16-Feb-2022 13:13:25 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Management Strategy
Aabyss are launching a new program bringing together SMEs in the Liverpool city region to help drive growth through technology innovation. The SME Digital Growth Peer Network will be exploring technology strategy with 10 powerful questions that boards should be asking. We will be exploring these questions over the coming weeks both on-line and via a series of peer networking events.
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Don’t make these IT mistakes as you grow!

on 07-Jan-2022 14:21:07 By | Adam Lewis | 0 Comments | Managed Service
During the course of IT consultancy, we encounter clients who are frustrated by the way their IT infrastructure has failed to deliver on their expectations. A succession of poor IT investments which have never yielded the kind of returns desired. They approach us looking for leadership to rectify their historical failures and revolutionise their relationship with technology. When analysing the reasons for their previous failures there are some consistent themes which crop up time and time again.
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Don't ignore the basic IT warning signs

on 05-Jan-2022 13:36:42 By | Adam Lewis | 0 Comments | Attack Cybersecurity Tips & Tricks
Running an SME can often seem like a never ending stream of crucial choices. You are the core decision maker, responsible for many things; growth, client success and ensuring project deliverables are achieved. With so much at stake and so many plates to spin, some things can often be overlooked and IT can fall victim. When you are so occupied with other tasks, the small warning signs or tiny changes in normally mundane maintenance tasks that normally serve as a trigger to take action are often missed by your busy eyes. Pro-active management of key infrastructure is critical to enabling smooth growth and overall success within your business. Here we briefly discuss some basic IT red flags to keep a lookout for.
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