Peter Drucker, management consultant, is often quoted as expressing that companies need to ‘innovate or die’. This is quite a harsh statement, but it is an opinion that is often proven correct: organisations that fail to innovate and lead, or at the very least keep up with the times, often lose their ability to compete and face difficulties. Continue reading
Over the past few years cloud computing has brought about true transformation to business IT.
However, as news coverage suggests, changing the way we work and live in a dramatic way can cause some challenges. The widely discussed skills gap is one of the main obstacles facing IT leaders, as it has the ability to seriously threaten the impact and success of cloud computing in businesses. Continue reading
The announcement last week that ControlCircle has become part of the AIM-listed communications and technology solutions company, Alternative Networks, has delighted the ControlCircle team.
As well as being wonderfully complementary businesses, Alternative Networks is as passionate about customer service and delivering a truly superb customer experience as ControlCircle is. Continue reading
2013 was a significant year for the IT industry – consumerisation of IT really took off; Edward Snowden highlighted IT security concerns to the world in dramatic fashion; the Windows XP migration countdown accelerated; and big data made its presence known with a notable impact.
Which of these will continue and cultivate next year? And what can we look forward to in 2014? Who will be the winners and losers?
For customers who have taken the step to move parts, or their entire infrastructure to the cloud, these issues do little to reassure the nervous CIO. Knowing your managed service provider is an important step in ensuring you know where you data is hosted and who has access to it. Especially with consolidation and acquisition, it can be difficult to control and know where your data ends up.