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?

Netflix Shows Us That Cloud is a Jungle

Business Management | Choice | Cloud | Cloud Management | Uncategorized

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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Setting Guidelines for a Successful Online Service Delivery Project

Business Management | Cloud | Digital Evolution | vlog

We live in a rapidly changing world in which customer requirements are evolving faster than ever before. So if you’re a business trying to bring to market a new online service, what kind of guidelines should you consider putting in place to help ensure a successful outcome? In this video:  Setting Guidelines for a Successful […]

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Why Delivering Cloud Creates Business Decisions for Management to Resolve

Business Management | Cloud | Use Case

Challenges and business decisions begin once the technology is running Dev and test are all about getting new functionality to run to spec. Once it’s running and doing what it should, it must move to Production and get delivered to the intended customers and users. This is where the business challenges begin as the costs […]

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Cloud Delivery and its Business and Operational Implications

Business Management | Cloud | vlog

So is Cloud delivery easy? Do businesses simply need to ‘sign up’ to one Cloud hyper-scaler to get all they need – job done, nothing to worry about? At Flexiion MSP we’d suggest that this is not the case and speaking to our customers and many other business decision makers it’s increasingly clear that they […]

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Managing Growth Through Flexibility and Outsourcing

Business Management | Growth | Innovation | IT Management | vlog

AccessIT Data is enjoying significant growth. The Company’s founder and CEO, Ivor Saunders, talks to Peter about how the business is managing growth and success through a flexible, outsourcing strategy. Covid and the pandemic has impacted us all, but one area in which it really has been felt is access management and the need to […]

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