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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, Cloud migration

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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, Cloud migration

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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

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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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Which applications should drive your cloud strategy?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 17, 2018 2:32:28 PM / by Drew Markham posted in cloud intermediation, IT Strategy

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Cloud is becoming an imperative for many organisations, driven by the C-suite as they realise its potential to provide business benefits. Their IT team know that moving to cloud, like any other major IT transformation, is not a quick fix but requires strategic planning. They need to move to cloud in a staged manner whilst continuing to deliver what the business requires without interruption and avoiding any unpleasant surprises or unforeseen costs along the way.

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