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Hiring seasonal staff? Here are a few things to consider from the IT perspective

on 20-Oct-2021 12:21:55 By | Adam Lewis | 0 Comments | Management Strategy Productivity
In many industries, there are seasonal spikes in business around specific times. For example, Accounting firms, though busy all year, generally see a spike in business around the time of the self-assessment deadline, etc., the retail and e-commerce industry sees a boom around the Christmas period, and so on. During such peak times, it is common practice in the industry to employ part-time staff to meet the immediate resource needs. While this works well in terms of costs and for handling additional work/client inflow, this poses a few challenges from the IT perspective. In this blog, we explore those challenges so you know what to watch out for before bringing part-time staff on board.
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3 Reasons to prepare a business continuity plan

on 14-Jul-2021 10:37:49 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Managed Service Strategy Productivity
A business continuity plan is the blueprint you need during an emergency to keep your business running smoothly. If you don’t already have one, here are 3 key reasons why you should focus on creating one ASAP.
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5 Traits to Look for in an Effective CIO

on 05-Jun-2019 09:57:04 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Management Strategy
There are times when you do not have the technology expertise required within your company to plan a project or to solve a problem that feels like it is crippling one or more business operations. There is no need to feel discouraged.
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Growth Starts with Goals!

on 14-Jan-2019 11:41:55 By | Greg Jones | 0 Comments | Strategy
The new year has been ushered in and we have found ourselves with another 365 opportunities in which to fulfil our aspirations. Figuratively speaking, most people take the new year as an opportunity to experience a rebirth of sorts. New diet, new hobbies, new values, new standards, new objectives. All admirable and essential if we are to evolve and grow, but they all represent aspirations and not, reality!
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Culture Eats Strategy

on 15-Nov-2018 09:35:47 By | Keith Smith | 0 Comments | Management Strategy
Why do certain people and businesses succeed where others fail? Why do certain people and businesses find success consistently and repeatedly while others don't?
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Develop Leadership with a Technology Focused Business Plan

on 10-Aug-2018 12:24:33 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Management Strategy Productivity
Dependable outcomes prove a productive business. Whether productivity derives from acquiring new customers, streamlining business processes or maintaining an organisational workflow, a proper business plan provides a welcomed resource for progress in all areas concerned. Designing and adhering to a plan however can unearth difficulties that must be addressed. Optimising a business plan through a focus on technology will not only discover problems, but it will also allow management to comb finely through each business process and sort out incongruities that cause delay, waste and frustration. It will further provide support to expose any unsuspected or unknown risks that might deter future growth. By committing to act through a technological objective, businesses can expect to see real, tangible returns.
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Align Your IT and Business Strategies

on 15-May-2018 10:16:30 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Strategy Technology
The Successful Business "If you want to climb a mountain, start at the top of the mountain." Implicit within this analogy is an underlying need. That need is for C-Suite executives to know how each department, function, team and individual will be performing when the business is successful.
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Importance of having a technology strategy

on 03-May-2018 16:03:15 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Management Strategy Productivity
If vested interests try to sabotage the IT strategy – it’s working   An IT strategy is probably the most important document that a Chief Information Officer (CIO) produces – and the most difficult to get right. Done well, by someone who has a broad overview of both business goals and the emerging IT landscape, it provides the IT roadmap for the business to forge ahead in the next five to ten years. Done poorly, done too late, or not done at all – a commoner state of affairs than one might think – it dooms the organisation to underperformance and poor productivity.  
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Have you entered the Internet of Things?

on 14-Feb-2018 16:36:35 By | Jack Whisker | 0 Comments | Connectivity IT News Strategy Productivity Technology
Have you entered The Internet of Things (IoT) yet?
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Understand How Data Losses Happen - In Order to Prevent Them

on 08-Jan-2015 16:41:54 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Managed Service Strategy
Small business owners are often worried about data loss. Rightly so, because data loss has the potential to wipe out a business. We have identified the most common forms of data loss so you can see how they fit into your business and assess the risks related to each of these pitfalls.
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