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Do I need a CISO?

Do I need a CISO?

A Chief Information Security Officer is a senior-level executive responsible for protecting your data and intellectual property and your information...

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6 reasons you can’t find workers (and what you can do about it)

6 reasons you can’t find workers (and what you can do about it)

For mid-market businesses, recruiting the right people is always a challenge. In today’s employment market, it can be near-impossible. Not...

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Top 4 benefits of hiring a digital strategy consultant

Top 4 benefits of hiring a digital strategy consultant

Many companies wonder what are the benefits of using a digital strategy consultant, a role often fulfilled by an experienced...

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How much does a Fractional CIO cost?

How much does a Fractional CIO cost?

Why should your business have a Fractional CIO? The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is a crucial role in a business,...

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What does a Fractional CIO do?

What does a Fractional CIO do?

CIO stands for 'Chief Information Officer.' It's a Board-level position responsible for technology, staff, and suppliers. CIOs also oversee systems,...

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Does my business need bespoke software?

Does my business need bespoke software?

If the software can be uniquely valuable to your business, then bespoke software offers a great commercial opportunity. But it...

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Hybrid working: The challenge of the decade

Hybrid working: The challenge of the decade

Hybrid working is the strategic challenge of the decade for mid-market business leaders. Why do I say that? Business is all about...

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What is a virtual CTO?

What is a virtual CTO?

A Chief Technology Officer, or CTO, is a critical role in a mid-market business. A CTO is a Board-level position...

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What is a virtual CIO?

What is a virtual CIO?

A Chief Information Officer, or CIO, is a crucial role for a mid-market business. It is a Board-level position with...

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What does an Interim CTO do?

What does an Interim CTO do?

A Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is responsible for technology, teams, and suppliers. They drive innovation and efficiency across the business....

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Mid-market report: Four steps to navigating inflation

Mid-market report: Four steps to navigating inflation

It sounds like something from the deep past of the 70s, like disco balls and flared trousers. But inflation is...

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The three-step strategy for hybrid working

The three-step strategy for hybrid working

The pandemic took us all by surprise, but we've had our eyes on hybrid working for some time. In 2018,...

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What is an IT Director’s salary?

What is an IT Director’s salary?

An IT Director supervises technology, teams and suppliers. They focus on delivery of IT services to support and improve a...

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What is a CTO salary?

What is a CTO salary?

A Technology Officer (CTO) is responsible for technology, teams and suppliers. They drive innovation and efficiency across the business. What...

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What is a CIO salary?

What is a CIO salary?

A Chief Information Officer (CIO) has the ultimate responsibility for technology, teams, and suppliers. They provide clear oversight of systems,...

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The future of manufacturing part 3: Getting data right

The future of manufacturing part 3: Getting data right

In previous instalments of this series, we discussed the key trends in the future of manufacturing and provided a checklist...

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The future of manufacturing part 1: The six key trends of manufacturing 4.0

The future of manufacturing part 1: The six key trends of manufacturing 4.0

The IT industry often deliberately spreads 'fear, uncertainty and doubt' in the market. They create confusion about the future, and...

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New security challenges…and how to fight them

New security challenges…and how to fight them

Cyber criminals are constantly getting more sophisticated and adept at what they do. Recently, Microsoft blamed a Chinese state-backed group...

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Responsibilities of a CTO

Responsibilities of a CTO

The CTO is a Board-level executive making a transformational impact with technology. The CTO creates, supports, and delivers technology strategies...

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What is ‘CTO as a service’?

What is ‘CTO as a service’?

'CTO as a service' means getting valuable advice from a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) as you need it without having...

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What is the meaning of ‘CIO’?

What is the meaning of ‘CIO’?

First, there is a simpler question: What does the abbreviation ‘CIO’ stand for? The answer: ‘Chief Information Officer.’ But what...

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What is the meaning of ‘CTO’?

What is the meaning of ‘CTO’?

‘CTO’ stands for ‘Chief Technology Officer.’ But what exactly does that role entail? And why are they so important to...

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What is project management consultancy?

What is project management consultancy?

Project management consultancy is when an expert project manager from outside an organisation manages or oversees a project or contributes...

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What are agile principles?

What are agile principles?

Agile Principles present an approach to software development that emphasise collaboration, flexibility, and customer satisfaction. Some managers say ‘Agile’ to...

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The future of manufacturing part 2: Board checklist for successful MRP/ERP projects

The future of manufacturing part 2: Board checklist for successful MRP/ERP projects

Our previous instalment on the future of manufacturing discussed the main trends and their effects on mid-market businesses. In this...

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