Technology Roadmap for Growth

Companies need to plan how technology can support and drive business growth.

A Technology Roadmap allows you to scale-up confidently whilst maintaining or improving your margins and customer service. It ensures your systems and digital strategy is aligned with your business strategy.

CEO’s report: Your IT questions answered

CEO’s report: Your IT questions answered

Everything you wanted to know about IT and technology but were afraid to ask We wanted to know what mid-market...

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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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Meet the UK's most experienced team of CIOs, CTOs and IT Directors who deliver technology strategies that help mid-markets business...

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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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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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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 top post-COVID concerns of mid-market CEOs

The three top post-COVID concerns of mid-market CEOs

We've been getting a surge of calls from mid-market CEOs. They're wisely planning for the end of the pandemic, but...

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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 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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CIO vs CTO: What’s the difference?

CIO vs CTO: What’s the difference?

It is quite easy to assume that a Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the same thing as a Chief Technology...

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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 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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Using IT to succeed in wholesale and distribution

Using IT to succeed in wholesale and distribution

It’s no secret that COVID and Brexit brought huge disruptions to the wholesale and distribution sectors. But they only complicated...

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Getting the basics right on using IT in wholesale and distribution

Getting the basics right on using IT in wholesale and distribution

This is a time of extraordinary change for the British market. Between Brexit and the pandemic, we’ve seen incredible shifts...

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The 6 keys to succeeding in logistics with IT

The 6 keys to succeeding in logistics with IT

‘Logistics’ is a big word. It encompasses wholesaling, distribution, carriage, warehousing, transportation, storage and more! More importantly, each aspect is...

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The 3 key ways to transform your business with technology

The 3 key ways to transform your business with technology

The lockdown created an urgent need for many businesses to switch to home offices. It wasn’t easy, but it was...

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3 steps to online B2C: How to create a new channel

3 steps to online B2C: How to create a new channel

High street retail will recover, but spend may never quite return to previous levels. Restaurants and hotels will re-open, but...

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CEO’s briefing: Technology roadmap for growth

CEO’s briefing: Technology roadmap for growth

As companies grow, their IT inevitably needs to change and develop. In reality, few companies follow a well-planned path, so...

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Technology strategy and vision

Technology strategy and vision

Companies that have a clear business strategy need a system and digital strategy to match. Each function of an ambitious...

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A CEO’s briefing: Solving systems integration problems

A CEO’s briefing: Solving systems integration problems

IT and Systems Integration problems can make a simple business feel complicated. Whether its the CRM system, Finance System, a...

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Board action plan: IT roadmap for growth

Board action plan: IT roadmap for growth

To download, save or print this CEO's Action Plan, click here Companies planning growth need to have a plan for...

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Who are Freeman Clarke?

Who are Freeman Clarke?

We are the UK's largest and most experienced team of CIOs, CTOs and IT Directors and work exclusively in the...

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What really is digital transformation?

What really is digital transformation?

Many mid-sized businesses simply see IT as a problem to be overcome or a beast that has to be fed....

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Software robots, revolutionary new technology automating admin tasks?

Software robots, revolutionary new technology automating admin tasks?

Look around an office and you will see plenty of people whose main work is dealing with systems and information....

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AI and its impact on business

AI and its impact on business

Companies from Amazon to Aviva are investing in future technology like Artificial Intelligence (AI), changing their businesses, and filing patents...

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What is digital transformation and where do you start?

What is digital transformation and where do you start?

Everyone is talking about Digital Transformation…what does it actually mean? If you're interested in learning how Digital Transformation can transform...

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6 steps to business clarity

6 steps to business clarity

At Freeman Clarke, we use the term ‘vision’ quite often. But we don’t only mean imagining what’s down the road...

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Using systems & digital to grow your business

Using systems & digital to grow your business

Companies planning growth need to have a plan for how their technology can support and drive this growth allowing them...

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Custom software & digital

Custom software & digital

Custom software is an opportunity to build real competitive advantage, making your business unique and adding business value. But custom...

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Bitcoin, blockchain — the next big thing?

Bitcoin, blockchain — the next big thing?

Blockchain is yet another new tech that promises to change the business world and, not surprisingly, it’s easy to be...

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Bitcoin – What is it and what does it mean to businesses?

Bitcoin – What is it and what does it mean to businesses?

What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a “crypto currency” that was created in 2009. It has many (or perhaps all) of...

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Team development & leadership

Team development & leadership

Your IT team and tech suppliers should be part of your growth strategy, helping to drive improvements in efficiency, customer...

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Cyber security and compliance strategy for non-technical board members

Cyber security and compliance strategy for non-technical board members

Cyber and compliance are huge threats, but for a non-technical board member it’s difficult to set direction and strategy if...

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Why does blockchain matter to my business?

Why does blockchain matter to my business?

When the last page is written on the bizarre Bitcoin story, many people believe the conclusion will be that the...

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Bitcoin? Blockchain? I’m already lost!

Bitcoin? Blockchain? I’m already lost!

When the last page is written on the bizarre Bitcoin story, many people believe the conclusion will be that the...

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Preparing for strategic IT demands from corporate clients

Preparing for strategic IT demands from corporate clients

Providing services or product to corporate clients can be a lucrative opportunity. Large, stable clients can be a good market...

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Top 10 tips for effective IT supplier management – Infographic

Top 10 tips for effective IT supplier management – Infographic

To download, save or print this infographic click here The IT Suppliers you use in your business are a critical...

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Managing partner’s briefing on IT’s role in successful legal services

Managing partner’s briefing on IT’s role in successful legal services

The context for IT in the legal sector is changing but the winners are those with, amongst other essentials, a...

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

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