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IT’s evolving role in an evolving Legal sector

The context for IT in the legal sector is changing. Legal Aid cuts, new flexible legal service providers, referral fee bans, new ABS and the Big 4 accountancy firms form an increasing threat to the typical traditional mid-sized “partner led” legal firm. A higher level...

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GDPR – The voice of reason

Anyone who is involved with GDPR will know that there are always complexities and dilemmas, and these are often not simple and not quick to fix. The important thing is to start, to address the things you can, and to create a plan for dealing with the difficulties as...

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What really is Digital Transformation?

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...

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Manufacturing – Part 3: Getting data right

Getting Data Right is a Critical Commercial Issue for Manufacturing Businesses We meet many manufacturing CEOs who are frustrated that, despite spending huge sums on new systems, they are still unable to get visibility of the true cost of production, have higher than...

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Board Action Plan: IT Roadmap for Growth

To download, save or print this CEO's Action Plan, click here Companies planning growth need to have a plan for how their IT can support and drive this growth. An IT Roadmap allows them to scale-up confidently, whilst maintaining or improving their margins and...

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Getting the benefits of BYOD

Many staff use their technology routinely for work, a trend that’s called Bring your Own Device (BYOD). For example, most people use their own phones for work. Often senior management use their own ipads, and some people even bring their own laptops into work as well....

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How to make home working work

Many of our clients want to explore opportunities for home working. They have 2 main drivers: 1. reduce office costs by reducing space requirements and all the associated expenses that flow from it 2. ease recruitment by offering more attractive terms, and opening up...

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Giving back

Our Principals consistently tell us when they join that one reason they  got out of a corporate environment and have decided to make a career as a Portfolio IT Director is because they want to give back. We work mostly with fast growing companies usually with revenues...

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Hiring an Interim Chief Information Officer

Companies often contact us because they want to hire an Interim Chief Information Officer (interim CIO) and they are looking for an interim CIO agency. The term CIO is often used by larger businesses, or by business owners who have a background in larger companies. We...

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