Our Blog: Business Management

In this blog channel we're going to share with you some of the things we see and experience when working with our customers and partners; how are Cloud and other tech choices impacting business decisions?

Our Blog: Business Management

In this blog channel we're going to share with you some of the things we see and experience when working with our customers and partners; how are Cloud and other tech choices impacting business decisions?

Are You Ready for the Post Everything World?

Business Management | Flexibility

How the world has changed in such a short space of time. Just three years ago, Trump was in the White House, Jeremy Corbin was almost in Downing Street, and Get Brexit Done was everywhere in the UK media.  It’s hard to think of a major business assumption that hasn’t been turned upside down since […]

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Why Tech Firms Must Now be Agile in Business, Too

Agile | Business Management

The future isn’t going to be like the past. In fact it isn’t even going to be like the present, but that’s not new for tech firms. What is new is that there are so many moving parts and large, disparate and sudden uncertainties out there that make forecasting deeply suspect. The range of significant […]

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Why Change Reveals the Entrepreneurs

Business Management | Change | Entrepreneurs

Paco and his family have run the cafe just off the beach here in Southern Spain for 35yrs, and it’s well known and frequented by locals, ex-pats and knowledgeable tourists alike. The Mollette Catalan are as popular as beans, bacon and eggs. Yet Paco is cutting his opening hours and telling us that he’s thinking […]

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Business Leaders Need to Know Where Cloud is Heading

Business Management | Cloud | Cloud Management

I read somewhere that business is all about solving problems before someone else solves them for you. Certainly “Hope and Cope” is not a management strategy that has much going for it. Anticipation is everything, especially for business leaders in fast moving sectors like technology where it’s like driving at high speed. To correct a […]

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Netflix Shows Us That Cloud is a Jungle

Business Management | Choice | Cloud | Cloud Management

Good entrepreneurs and great salespeople share a key characteristic: at heart they are control freaks. In some it may all be fairly benign, carefully moderated and directed to get good things to happen, but control is what drives them. Michael Porter’s Five Forces is a well established device that’s used by market strategists to analyse […]

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Managing the Business Implications of Cloud

Business Management | Cloud | Cloud Management

Cloud is so often talked about in terms of technology development and getting things to work, which is, of course, really important, but the delivery of critical customer services actually relies on an operational Cloud service and the delivery of the same things day in, day out, reliably, and economically, at scale. This is all […]

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Using Cloud to Reduce the Pressure on Your Tech Team

Business Management | Cloud | Cloud Management | Cloud support

Limited resources Overloaded tech teams are almost always under pressure, and delivering Cloud service is yet another workload to add. Conflicting priorities and how best to use valuable people are ongoing challenges. There’s just too Much to do What’s worse is that the few really good people are the most stretched, and burn-out is just […]

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Cloud Vendors are Taking us Back to the 1960s

Business Management | Choice | Cloud

Trousers were flared, and flowers and funny smelling smoke were everywhere when Gene Amdahl worked as a computer architect at IBM in the 1960s. Back then, designing and building hardware was a big deal and very expensive. Only a few companies produced such equipment, and each was different from the rest. Are today’s Cloud vendors […]

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Partners Not Payroll – What Tim Did After Steve

Business Management | Growth

Partners not Payroll: When should you use a partner and when should you use payroll? There were a lot of naysayers about the future of Apple when Steve Jobs died in October 2011. Few were confident about the Company he’d created and its future under Tim Cook, who’d just been promoted up from Chief Operating […]

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Making Cloud Work Today Despite the Big-Brand Hyper-Scalers

5G | Business Management | Cloud | Edge Computing

A recent article in the FT by Richard Waters: ‘Google Bets on the Cloud Breaking Up,’ got me thinking about the machinations of the big-brand Cloud hyper-scalers and the relevance of their business model strategies on day-to-day Cloud users, and making Cloud work despite them. In his article, the author refers to: ‘two of the most […]

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