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Cutting through IT complexity can save money

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2019 3:53:21 PM / by Richard Blanford posted in IT Strategy, New Technology

 

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Is the IT strategist an endangered species?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 23, 2019 8:34:54 AM / by Richard Blanford posted in Insider, IT Strategy, IT Transformation

Heard about the chief executive who’s confident that his organisation has 24x7 IT support, but doesn’t realise that this relies on one of two key people answering their phone at 2am if something goes wrong?

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Hybrid cloud: tackling the finger-pointing when something goes wrong

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 11, 2019 5:31:14 PM / by Richard Blanford posted in Fordway Managed Services, Disaster Recovery, IT Strategy, Cloud Monitoring



If your organisation is using a mix of cloud services from different providers, how are you going to ensure delivery of the agreed service levels? Human nature being what it is, if a problem occurs, each supplier will typically claim that “it’s not my fault”, so you need a quick, effective way of finding out exactly where the problem lies. Ideally this should use information independent of that provided by the cloud supplier.

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5 Security and Compliance takeaways for enabling secure digital transformation

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 4, 2019 10:42:55 AM / by Caroline Houlden posted in Insider, GDPR, Security, IT Strategy, Cloud Security, IT Transformation, Fordway, Strategy



You want to innovate. To transform your organisation with new services and help achieve the top-line. Security and compliance can seem like endless red tape and bureaucracy that simply get in the way.

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For the record, those IT services won't document themselves!

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 15, 2019 3:24:46 PM / by Caroline Houlden posted in Insider, legacy, IT Strategy, technology, ITIL

Most organisations spend a lot of money buying the right IT tools and services to support their business but how visible is the investment?

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Do you really want to change IT?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2019 10:14:35 AM / by Richard Blanford posted in Governance, cloud intermediation, IT Strategy, IT Transformation, New Technology

We’ve all read those articles about digital transformation. The ones which extol the virtues of a continuous change programme underpinned by a technology roadmap to drive business improvement. It sounds marvellous. After all, we all acknowledge the benefits and value that data and automation can bring. But the tricky bit for many organisations is simply getting there.

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Corporate IT in 2019: decentralisation, serverless computing, blockchain and SDN

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 20, 2018 9:15:10 AM / by Richard Blanford posted in IT Strategy, trends, New Technology

At this time of year I’m always asked to look into my crystal ball and predict the IT trends that will make the most impact in the next 12 months. Here are my four top tips.

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Why work with Fordway?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 19, 2018 4:29:55 PM / by Caroline Houlden posted in IT Strategy, IT Transformation

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What we purport to do on the surface is the exactly the same as myriad other competitors do. We’re in the IT business. It is sophisticated and complicated and most importantly what your information technology does is that it runs the key business and operational processes that run your business.

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Solving the problem of technical debt

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 2, 2018 12:32:48 PM / by Richard Blanford posted in IT Strategy, technology

 

Is your IT team battling technical debt? I don’t just mean that you’re not using the latest operating system, but whether you’re gradually building up technical problems that are going to come back and bite you in the future.

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Technology Services 2 will save the public sector money

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 4, 2017 9:57:24 AM / by Richard Blanford posted in IT Strategy, IT Transformation, Technology Services 2

As you may have seen from our news page, last month we became one of more than 100 SMEs included on the Crown Commercial Service’s new Technology Services 2 (TS2) framework. This makes it easier for all public sector organisations – government departments, local authorities, NHS, ‘blue light’ etc. – to buy specialist IT services, from desktop solutions to replacing entire systems.

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