Our Blog

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

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?

When Customer Service Gets Serious, It’s Time to Get Serious About Cloud

Choice | Cloud | Customer Service | IT Infrastructure

What do you do about hosted Cloud infrastructure when you move from early stage pilots and trials to the roll out of a full-price customer service? Do the tech choices you make at the start of a project, perhaps when it’s in its build and test phase, remain as relevant as you move into a […]

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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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Could You Better Manage the Underlying Costs of Cloud?

Cloud | Cloud budgets | Cloud support

The more you use something and rely on it, the more expensive it becomes. Well, Cloud is no different. So when your organisation relies on Cloud, when it underpins your very business model, what does Cloud actually cost you and could you better manage the underlying costs of Cloud? When your tech team started using […]

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Why Are You Using Cloud?

Choice | Cloud | Complexity

Cloud has rapidly become ubiquitous, and according to the IDG 2020 Cloud Computing Study, 92% of organisations are now using it to some degree. But why are they? Not so long ago we published a blog: Cost Saving Tool or Platform to Innovate, in which we asked if organisations were using it simply to save […]

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Bricks, Mortar and Communities – Last of the Untapped Data Sets

Data | Property | vlog

Are offices, retail outlets and flats the last of the untapped data sets?  Peter Osborn talks to Jonathan Gains of ResiGains Ltd and Rory Wilkinson of BRYKS, about how property companies and retailers are turning to tech to enhance their customer offerings and strengthen their community relationships by leveraging data. In this video we discuss […]

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Using Cloud to Transform the IT Function

Cloud | IT Infrastructure | IT Management

Can Cloud be used to transform the IT function and deliver IT in a different way? Tech has always transformed business – if it doesn’t what’s the point Think of the telephone, fax, mainframe, PC, mobile and the Internet. They’ve all changed business models and enabled new customer services. But they also fundamentally changed the […]

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How To Fix the Business Issues Created by Public Cloud

Choice | Cloud | IT Management | Public Cloud

Public Cloud – on-line computing resources from the big brands – was seen as the obvious choice for many and technologists love them, but several key problems have emerged for business users: Costs can become prohibitive when usage gets underway Lock-in strips away business flexibility and choice Privacy and security issues concern many Support is […]

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Helping University College School Get the Cloud Solutions that Work

Cloud | Customer Insight | Education | vlog

In this video (5.11mins), Nik Cragg, head of IT at University College School (UCS), talks about the school’s Cloud strategy and how Flexiion MSP is working with him to get the Cloud solutions that work. The use of Cloud has evolved rapidly in schools and other education settings as Covid and subsequent lockdowns have required […]

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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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How to Stop Cloud Costs Strangling Business

Choice | Cloud | Cloud budgets | Use Case

Cloud costs? Once the tech is running, it’s the business that matters in the Cloud Once the devs. have worked their magic and the tech is running and doing what it should, the challenges move to business: getting the service to customers and users reliably, at scale, and profitably. This is where the business challenges […]

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