Project management is for everyone

Project management is a set of skills that you should endeavour to pass on to everyone in your organisation. Whether by direct external training or lateral skills transfer, helping people develop in project management yields surprisingly positive results.   Identifying projects is vital   One of the chief benefits of having staff familiar with project [...]

By |2019-08-20T08:05:05+02:00Aug 20th, 2019|Blog, Industry Trends|

What it takes to work in Technical Services

Whatever name you designate to them, the Technical Services team members are the ones who look after your core infrastructure. This team is responsible for maintaining your network infrastructure. They look after the hardware and software that runs on it. They also make sure that all the services you provide remain available. In short, they [...]

By |2019-07-16T13:14:06+02:00Jul 16th, 2019|Blog, Industry Trends|

IT Infrastructure Modernisation

Modernising IT across the board In 2016, an article by three senior partners at McKinsey and Company examined a case study involving end-to-end improvements in an organisation through its IT modernisation. The results highlighted multiple benefits. Some, such as the more rapid deployment of new services and increase in IT productivity, they could predict. Yet [...]

By |2019-05-13T08:21:14+02:00Apr 17th, 2019|Blog, Industry Trends|

Office 365 – Change the way you do business

Consider an organisation and its workforce. A one-size-fits-all approach hardly seems encouraging in this setting. Furthermore, this rings even truer if you take into account the diversity which permeates modern society. Yet, taking a solid look at the Office 365 approach, you'll have cause to reconsider what you think you know about this.   Office [...]

By |2019-03-18T11:18:48+02:00Mar 18th, 2019|Blog, Industry Trends|

Data security: from protection to POPI

It's been some time since we tackled developments in both the POPI act's enactment as well as data security. Moreover, the issue of data quality remains prevalent. We attended the recent Cape Town leg of the ESET Security Day, which inspired a fresh look at the topics.   Data security: no small matter Organisations face [...]

By |2018-11-16T08:39:20+02:00Nov 15th, 2018|Blog, Industry Trends, Security Info|

Modern MSP: more value, less hassle

Every year (sometimes more often), the MSP realm demands a realignment of solutions. This is necessary to match the ever-changing environment that managed services cater for. In addition, the client landscape tends to shift, as new business sectors come to realise the MSP advantage. What does this mean for the Managed Services Providers, though?   [...]

By |2019-06-14T11:21:44+02:00Jul 17th, 2018|Blog, Industry Trends, Service Info|

Data quality matters

When you process large amounts of data, it's the quality thereof that has the greatest impact on your organisation. It is thus imperative to train yourself and your staff to care about data quality. Do this from the first step, and prevent adverse effects from poor information.   Get your data right from the beginning [...]

By |2018-06-19T11:55:16+02:00Jun 19th, 2018|Blog, Industry Trends|

Organisational transparency

In 2014, an article published in the Journal of Management defined the behaviour of transparency. It was termed as "the perceived quality of intentionally shared information from a sender". You will find a myriad of online and offline resources relating to such behaviour. Furthermore, they all point to a strong culture of good corporate governance. [...]

By |2018-06-08T12:14:08+02:00May 15th, 2018|Blog, Industry Trends|

Forward strategy: the next level

You've laid the foundation, set the bar and let everyone know what the organisation is in store for. What's left is your forward strategy - building continuity and achieving your vision, one step at a time.   What is forward strategy? At its most basic, forward strategy refers to the second ongoing part of the [...]

By |2017-12-20T09:13:31+02:00Dec 13th, 2017|Blog, General, Industry Trends|

Hosted services, mobility and time – lessons in efficiency

Making best use of hosted services means not only being able to work remotely, but managing your time better. The idea is to maximise available time for productive outputs. Working from anywhere via reliable connectivity is only the start. You also need to consider the most applicable tools for your requirements.   Hosted services are [...]

By |2017-12-05T16:47:04+02:00Nov 9th, 2017|Blog, Industry Trends|
Load More Posts