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Resistance is Futile - Why Businesses Must Invest in Technology Now

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2013 | 3:57 AM

As the market enters its first extended period of growth for half a decade you would be forgiven for thinking that the hard work is all but done. After a turbulent five years UK businesses have now reached a cross-roads - they understand the need to spend, but are fearful...

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The Changing Landscape of Resilience

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 1:04 PM

Behind the curtains, UK companies are undertaking a major shift in how they do business on a daily basis

Upon reading the annual analysis of major business disruptions in the UK from SunGard Availability Services (which aims to give an idea of the resilience throughout organisations and how...

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Humans vs. the Machines: Managing People and Resources in Today's Modern Enterprise

(1) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 11:17 AM

I recently read an interesting scenario, where a disgruntled employee of Frost and Sullivan's embarked on a three-year sabotage spree, repeatedly squirting Cillit Bang cleaning fluid into the company's computers. The employee was apparently annoyed at the company for failing to grant him a pay rise. To me, this fascinating...

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The Technology Trends to Define 2013

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 10:26 AM

2013 is finally upon us, bringing with it a whole host of new opportunities and challenges. On the one hand, the success of the UK in 2012 has shown its capabilities and resilience. On the other hand, this has set high expectations, and the question remains as to whether the...

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Flexible Force: Learning From the Olympics' Legacy and Embracing Change

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 10:33 AM

If 2012 will be remembered for one thing it will likely be the Olympics. And if companies remember one thing in particular from the Olympics it'll be the fear factor surrounding the disruption the Games could have inflicted to business-as-usual operations. Above everything else, the Olympics was a watershed moment...

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Sink or Swim: Businesses Must Overcome 'Generational Divide' to Deliver Availability

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 11:21 AM

The media is rife with stories of interrupted services and technical hitches; only recently Lloyds Banking customers were unable to access their accounts. The issue of availability, and more specifically keeping information and people connected, will keep many senior management people awake at night, so just how do you get...

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Business On Demand

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 9:15 AM

Over the last few years, there has been a dramatic shift in consumers' expectations about how they interact with businesses. Constant access to an organisation and its services has moved from being a source of differentiation for business to something taken for granted within the consumer experience. It is a...

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