Data is the new oil

Data is the new oil, how often have you heard that? That quote was written back in 2006 by Mathematician, Clive Humby. How true that has become. Back in 2006 it was estimated that the total worldwide data store was 160 exabytes. By 2023, it is estimated that 423 exabytes will be created daily! For those that don’t know what an exabyte of data is – a lot.  Or, you can find out exactly how much here. So what, you may say, how does that affect me? Well to be [...]

By |August 12th, 2019|Big Data, Digital Transformation, Unleashed|0 Comments

Manage compliance and risk

How do you manage compliance and risk? Every business has this problem and there is a 5-stage process to manage it; Put a system in place Define risk Identify risk factors Add regulations Update continuously Simple, or is it? First of all, you have to put a system in place, that is harder than it seems and can be very costly. Especially for small businesses and many don’t know where to start. Risk equals uncertainty. In today's marketplace with everything that is happening there has never been more uncertainty. Let’s [...]

By |August 9th, 2019|Digital Transformation|0 Comments

Why engage a part-time IT Leader?

Why engage a part-time leader? Over the past few weeks, we have had two enquires. One to ask if we can provide an IT Consultancy service to help the existing IT Manager. The second to become a part-time IT Manager and help the business transition and to liaise with the outsourced IT support company. So with this in mind, I thought I would explain these services in a bit more detail. Where is the need for a part-time IT leader? Outsourced IT has become very popular over the last few [...]

By |July 18th, 2019|IT Consultancy|0 Comments

Boss: I don’t understand that IT Stuff…

Do leaders switch off with technology and say "I don't understand that IT stuff" too often? Last year I was lucky enough to be invited to Finish Cyber Security company, F-Secure’s annual conference in London.  Aside from the usual corporate hospitality trappings, they also had a great list of speakers.  I particularly enjoyed Rory Sutherland and Risto Siilasmaa. Risto is the founder of F-Secure and Chairman of Nokia.  His talk is something that seems to have etched itself in my mind for about six months.  There were quite a few [...]

By |July 11th, 2019|Digital Transformation, IT Consultancy|0 Comments

A Lightbulb moment

A lightbulb moment, if you have never had one, it is a really great feeling. Especially when you are presenting and one of the people you are talking to, suddenly gets it! This happened to Unleashed last week. We have been working with a large client automating one of their work processes – turning a manual time-consuming process into an automated workflow. This was our third workshop honing the process. From day one we have had full ‘buy-in’ from the management and people driving cost efficiencies.  This was the first [...]

By |July 8th, 2019|Digital Transformation, Unleashed|0 Comments

The changing role of IT Leaders

Over the last few years, we have seen the changing role of IT Leaders. IT is no longer about managing servers, PCs and Laptops. IT is more about evolving technology. Many businesses now buy IT on a consumption model or monthly cost. This cost can go up or down depending on what the business is doing. As such most servers are now in the cloud, email has moved from on-site Microsoft Exchange to cloud-based Office 365. Now all of a sudden IT Managers are no longer supporting servers and exchange. [...]

By |June 5th, 2019|Digital Transformation|0 Comments