Ambitious businesses need an outstanding IT leader
We are the UK’s largest and most experienced team of part-time (we call it “fractional”) IT leaders. We work exclusively in the mid-market sector and we are completely independent.
We focus IT on your business strategy, lead IT innovation and change, manage your staff, your IT costs and external suppliers, and ensure reliability and continuity.
Clients often ask for our help with the following challenges…
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We’re more than a recruitment agency, solo freelancer or “hit and run” consultancy. Every Principal in our team has been hand-picked to work with clients for their long-term business success.
The experience to help you lead expansion and prepare for due diligence…
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Our Principals have outstanding records as CIOs, CTOs and IT Directors. But, even more unusual, is their aptitude and passion for working in the mid-market sector. Fewer than 1% of applicants pass every stage of our detailed screening process.
Our team have a wide range of experience and knowledge of delivering business focussed IT strategy.
Enjoy reading some of their view and opinions.
Any CEO knows that customer information is a very valuable asset. And how you manage customer relationships is vital. So of course you need to implement systems to help you standardise and manage this… But we see countless CRM projects that fail, systems that are...read more
All too often, IT is seen as an inward-looking function. The Board are exhausted and tired by issues and problems that the aim has simply been to provide basic services at the minimum cost. It’s a race to the bottom. But a good IT strategy is aligned with the business...read more
The recent Visa systems outage brings disaster planning into sharp focus. A simple hardware failure brought chaos to shoppers across Europe. Whilst no-one yet knows the details, this should be a salutary lesson for all businesses: Not having a plan for a disaster and...read more
Cyberattacks can be complicated, but most are actually REALLY SIMPLE and can be prevented by taking simple steps! Here are 10 points to help non-technical Board members challenge the techies. Close the front door! Start by ensuring your office has sensible physical...read more
The context for IT in the legal sector is changing but the winners are those with, amongst other essentials, a defined IT strategy where IT spend is targeted at driving their business performance. Many of our IT Directors have wide experience in this sector and they...read more
Many mid-sized businesses simply see IT as a problem to be overcome or a beast that has to be fed. The Board meeting IT slot is often dominated by discussions about anti-virus software, operating system upgrades, contract negotiations and laptop replacement costs. The...read more