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Urgent operational challenges from some of our clients

For every business, the COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge to the wellbeing and safety of their people.

For some businesses it’s also a new strategic opportunity. People’s needs, lifestyles and habits have had to change and some of these changes will be permanent. Services, products and markets will be reinvented and some companies can take advantage of these changes for their long-term benefit.

But for some companies, this is a time of urgent operational challenge. For these companies maintaining basic business operations is a huge concern and in many cases the key areas of focus right now are:

  1. Getting staff working effectively from home. People may be connected but that’s not the same as effective. For example, making business processes work may need new collaboration tools, video software and introduction of e-signing of contracts. Collaboration, efficiency and smooth operations require good tech and also positive leadership. Managers need to be coached and led through this change.
  2. Relocating operations and supply chains. Interruptions, transport restrictions and lock downs are requiring companies to move entire operations or change suppliers. These changes require leaders and managers with vision as well as strong knowledge of the operational and technical details.
  3. Reprioritising IT plans and renegotiating with suppliers. Many companies need to bring forward cloud migrations, new cyber-security or connectivity projects. Leaders need a simple IT strategy and the ability to challenge existing assumptions. Many suppliers and customers are pulling together and sharing the burden but there may be a need for tough conversations. Some companies will need to renegotiate and to protect their cash.

It’s unclear when business will return to normal, but it’s likely that normal will be different to what it used to be! IT, systems and digital will be more core to business success than ever before.

Visit our COVID-19 knowledge center, which have more useful content related to this topic.

Freeman Clarke is the largest and most experienced team of part-time (we call it “fractional”) IT leaders. We work exclusively with ambitious organizations and we frequently help our clients use IT to beat their competition. Contact Us and we’ll be in touch for an informal conversation.

 

The Entrepreneurs’ Club – Manhattan

After many successful London events, we decided to bring our exclusive networking evening for mid-market CEOs to New York.

With inspiring stories from a local entrepreneur – Hillary Hulteen, CEO of Lafayette Metal & Glass Company, followed by an informal Q&A and networking opportunities; The Entrepreneurs’ Club allowed Manhattan based CEOs to enjoy good food and drink and make new connections in a relaxed, low-pressure environment.

Register your interest for the next event here (June 2020):

Entrepreneurs' Club Register Interest

Freeman Clarke is the largest and most experienced team of part-time (we call it “fractional”) IT leaders. We work exclusively with ambitious organizations and we frequently help our clients use IT to beat their competition. Contact Us and we’ll be in touch for an informal conversation.

 

Get real! Big versus small in the age of tech disruption and innovation

Challengers versus incumbents, big versus small — recent years have seen the emergence of countless challenger businesses rising up across a number of sectors, all of them armed with the newest developments in technology, bearing promises of innovation and change but with no certainty they’ll last through the year. Sentiments are strong on both ends—incumbents have lost  touch with what customers really want! Newcomers don’t have the means or experience to make  things happen! Everyone’s promising to shake things up but who will actually deliver and see the  long term results?

You know us by now as the tech trio—Freeman Clarke, Manifesto Growth and Northern Star:  strategy, expertise, and infrastructure, and you know we’ve never been the ones to shy away from a  debate. This recent event we ran was no different. We pitted leaders from challenger and incumbent businesses,  from across different sectors, against each other, giving them a chance to stake their claims.

Watch our video to see more, and for a chance to attend exciting events like this, check back on our events page here.

Freeman Clarke is the largest and most experienced team of part-time, or fractional, IT leaders. We work exclusively with organizations looking to use IT to grow their business. For an informal conversation, contact us and we’ll be in touch.

What Do We Do at Freeman Clarke?

We are the largest and most experienced team of part-time, or fractional, CIOs and CTOs and work exclusively in the mid-market. Our team of Principals are highly experienced and deliver real value to our clients everyday.  Craig Teahen, (one of our Regional Directors) explains exactly who we are and what we do in this short video.

Visit our Knowledge Center which includes all content related to this topic.

For more information or to find out how one of our Principals can help you use technology to grow your business, please contact us and we’ll be in touch.

 

What Do You Love Most About Your Role at Freeman Clarke?

We get together every 6 months at our Freeman Clarke Conference to share ideas, experiences and knowledge and to let our hair down! Hear from some of our Team about why they love their role so much!

Freeman Clarke is the largest and most experienced team of part-time, or fractional, IT leaders. We work exclusively with organizations looking to use IT to grow their business. For an informal conversation, contact us and we’ll be in touch.

COVID-19 Changing suppliers, contracts and managing cash

Freeman Clarke is the largest and most experienced team of part-time (we call it “fractional”) IT leaders. We work exclusively with ambitious organizations and we frequently help our clients use IT to beat their competition. Contact Us and we’ll be in touch for an informal conversation.

COVID-19 Delivering effective homeworking

Freeman Clarke is the largest and most experienced team of part-time (we call it “fractional”) IT leaders. We work exclusively with ambitious organizations and we frequently help our clients use IT to beat their competition. Contact Us and we’ll be in touch for an informal conversation.

COVID-19 Moving operations and supply chains

Freeman Clarke is the largest and most experienced team of part-time (we call it “fractional”) IT leaders. We work exclusively with ambitious organizations and we frequently help our clients use IT to beat their competition. Contact Us and we’ll be in touch for an informal conversation.

COVID-19: Message from our Co-founder Graeme Freeman

Visit our COVID-19 knowledge center, which have more useful content related to this topic.

Freeman Clarke is the largest and most experienced team of part-time (we call it “fractional”) IT leaders. We work exclusively with ambitious organizations and we frequently help our clients use IT to beat their competition. Contact Us and we’ll be in touch for an informal conversation.

Who is Freeman Clarke?

For every business, the COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge to the wellbeing and safety of their people. IT, systems and digital will be more core to business success than ever before.

Visit our COVID-19 knowledge center, which include more content related to this topic

 

To find out more about how we could add value to your business, Contact Us and we’ll be in touch for an informal conversation.

Freeman Clarke is the largest and most experienced team of part-time (we call it “fractional”) CIOs and CTOs. We work exclusively with ambitious organizations and we frequently help our clients to use technology to beat their competition.

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