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10 Nov 2017

Top Tips for achieving digital innovation in the workplace

By Simon Aldous, Head of Channels, EMEA, Dropbox

For those companies yet to embark on a digital transformation journey, the challenges are clear, stand still and fall behind, or move too fast and risk spinning out of control.  So how do you find the right balance? 

We spoke to CIOs, CTOs and IT decision makers to find out what digital transformation strategies they’ve implemented, and the advice/top tips they have for other businesses looking to do the same.  

Whether it’s convincing the board to back you financially, understanding the needs of your workforce, getting buy-in for your next IT investment, or encouraging user adoption for new tools you can guarantee someone else has faced it before. Get a quick heads-up from those who have been there! 

26 Oct 2017

Must we Mind the (IT Skills) Gap for Digital Transformation?

By Simon Ratcliffe, Principal Consultant Advisory, Ensono

12 Oct 2017
2 Oct 2017

The Future for G-Cloud - a personal perspective

By Tony Singleton OBE - Strategic Advisor at Advice Cloud

21 Sep 2017

Choosing the right cloud technology supplier in a disruptive market

In the climate of the perpetual technology revolution it is very hard for businesses to make the right technology decisions and one key component of this is the choice of supplier.  

The UK government’s Digital Marketplace offers many SMEs their first chance to supply IT services.   As of July 2017, the total spend through the Digital Marketplace exceeded £2.6 billion.  Of this spend, 45% was through small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).   At the other end, Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of media giant WPP recently talked about the disruptive nature of the digital technology market as being both threat and opportunity.  With modern technology paradigms coming at us from every angle the landscape has become more complex than ever.

13 Sep 2017

A place for everything with the right cloud environment

By Alex Wilmot, Cloud Services Director, Daisy Group

Much is written about the bottom line cost benefits of cloud adoption, certainly in terms of capex avoidance, or when an organisation is due a tech refresh of ageing, unsupported infrastructure. These are natural decision points to embrace the introduction of hosted or public cloud services, to augment or gradually replace existing systems.

7 Sep 2017

Business headlines show Cloud Computing is not tech innovation

By Richard Sykes, Chair Cloud Industry Forum

13 Jun 2017

State of the UK Cloud: 2017

By: Sean McAvan, NaviSite

The Cloud Industry Forum recently published its annual whitepaper, 'Cloud: Driving Business Transformation'. It's based on a survey of 250 senior IT and business decision makers in UK enterprises of all sizes, from five employees to public sector organisations and large multinationals. As always, it’s intriguing to see the bigger picture for digital transformation across UK businesses, and how that matches against our experience with customers at Navisite.

16 May 2017

Message to the Politicians: Spend Less - Invest More in Transformation!

By Richard Sykes, Chair, Cloud Industry Forum

Election time! But this is not a Party Political broadsheet. What I argue here is that there is a key underlying issue that needs much clearer articulation to our politicians – and to us, their electorate. This is the issue of productivity (or the relative lack of it!) in the UK economy –and the role that our industry can play in its transformation.

24 Apr 2017

Consumer expectation versus business reality

By Rebecca Hennessy 
Director of Market Strategy Experian, Data Quality UK&I

Consumer attitudes towards data management are outpacing business’ readiness to respond. However, 2017 could mark an important step towards more transparent data management processes that meet the changing macroeconomic trends

The rapid adoption and development of technological innovation means that we now live in a world built on data. Providing data as part of an interaction with brands has become so familiar to us – whether it’s to utilise apps to plan a journey like Citymapper, access content or pay  online – our awareness of this data exchange has grown greatly. These exchanges have become ingrained in our behaviours and as a result, data is everywhere. Organisations of all shapes and sizes are in possession of more consumer information than ever before. With this comes greater responsibility and an onus on businesses to have effective processes in place to manage their data.