Risks Management, Security and Infrastructure

Some clients approach us because IT worries are keeping them awake at night. They’re concerned about increasing cyberthreats, security risks, regulatory issues, and compliance problems. Rightfully so: we meet clients whose businesses have literally been brought to a standstill by online attacks.

Other CEOs simply recognize the need to beef up cybersecurity and to create compliance policies, disaster plans, and business continuity plans.

Whatever the issue, it can be hard to move forward because the IT guys don’t always speak the same English as a CEO!

We assess the risk and present a plan

Risk and compliance management is a difficult area — there is no end to the money you could spend on hardware, software, and advice.

One of our consultants (we call them “Principals”) can join your senior team and explain the issues and options in plain business language. Our Principals then help you assess the risk and agree on a sensible plan.

We provide direction

Compliance and risk issues can be extremely complex. People without an IT background often don’t have enough time to fully investigate the details and make an assessment.

Freeman Clarke is unique because one of our Principals can get involved in every aspect of your IT, from servers and infrastructure to bespoke software.

We will understand your business, the demands of your sector, your back-office systems, your processes and data, your clients and supplier contracts.

We can present issues and options in business terms to allow the senior team to assess the real business issue, including your own appetite for risk, and to put in place a plan.

All our Principals have wide experience of common regulations and practices, and we have excellent links to experts in legal issues and specific areas of technical risk.

We understand that different clients have different needs

Many of our clients are traditional companies who simply need to get the basics right.

Some of our clients provide critical 24/7 services and need to be confident they can keep operating to fulfil their contracts and commitments.

Other clients are high-profile organizations subject to sustained cyberattack, sometimes politically motivated or even state-sponsored.

What they all have in common is the need for financially viable, technically sensible arrangements.

Below are some relevant briefings, posts, videos and stories from our clients.

All written in Plain English and suitable for CEOs and Exec members.

Learning from Travelex

Due to a cyberattack, Travelex, the world’s largest foreign exchange bureau, has been paralyzed for weeks. The reputational and financial...

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Cyber Security & Compliance Knowledge Center

Cyber and compliance are huge threats, but more often than not it’s about getting the basics right to mitigate these... Read more
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How to Stop Worrying About Cyber Security and Compliance: Part II

The second of our two-part report providing busy CEOs with a template for mitigating the stresses and risks of cyber...

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Cyber, Legal, Compliance … How a CEO Can Sleep Soundly

It is not an exaggeration to say that most days we meet companies who have been hacked, their reputations damaged,...

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Oxitec

Oxitec is a world-class pioneer in controlling insects that spread disease and damage crops. Oxitec were acquired by Intrexon… Read more

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How to Avoid a CRM Car Crash

Every CEO knows that customer information is a crucial asset. And how you manage customer relationships is vital. So of...

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Technology Roadmap for Growth – A CEOs Briefing

If you’re planning for significant growth — or better yet, your business is already seeing it — you need IT...

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Introduction & Part I: Streamline Systems to Control Costs

How AEC Can Succeed with Digital: Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has brought global business to a halt, and the architecture,...

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Part II: Get Onsite IT Right

Part II: Get Onsite IT Right In the coming days, we’ll be posting about how midmarket AEC firms can use...

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Part III: Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Part III: Building Information Modelling (BIM) In recent weeks, we’ve been posting about how midmarket AEC firms can recover and...

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Part IV: Next Gen Tech

Part IV: Next Gen Tech Here’s the next instalment in our series on how midmarket AEC firms can succeed with...

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Part V: IT Leadership

Part V: IT Leadership This is the final instalment in our series on how midmarket AEC firms can succeed with...

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The 6 Must-Haves for Hiring the Best CTO

Freeman Clarke has decades of experience in hiring the best CIOs and CTOs. In several years of refining our screening...

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5 Key IT Points for CEOs in AEC

At Freeman Clarke, we work extensively in AEC (architecture, engineering and construction). We’ve seen that when AEC companies use IT...

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ERP Explained: The Basics

At Freeman Clarke, clients frequently ask for our help with their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) projects. We’re not surprised, because...

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A Concise Introduction to Integration Problems Part I: How to Spot Them

Integration problems can cause your business quite a bit of damage. When systems don’t talk to each other, it inhibits...

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A Concise Introduction to Integration Problems Part II: How to Solve Them

(This is the second of our two-part series on integration problems. Click to read Part I: How to Spot Them.)...

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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...

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How to Stop Worrying About Cyber Security and Compliance: Part I

The first in our two-part report that will help busy CEOs mitigate the stress of cyber security and compliance. It’s...

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COVID-19 Knowledge Center

Businesses will be facing some tough challenges over the coming weeks and months and it is vital that we in... Read more
Knowledge Center

Sleaford Quality Foods

Sleaford Quality Foods have grown from a small family run business into a leading supplier of high quality. Read more

Client story

BRC

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) leads the UK's retail industry. It works with its members to shape debates and influence… Read more

Client story

CEO’s Briefing on IT Risks, Compliance and Security

No doubt you worry about growing your business and being successful, but as the business grows and becomes successful, protecting...

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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...

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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...

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How AEC Can Succeed with Digital: Infographic

To download, save or print this Infographic, click here Freeman Clarke is the largest and most experienced team of part-time...

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13 Key Steps to Cyber Security for Non-Technical Board Members

Cyber attacks can be complicated, but in our experience over many years, most are REALLY SIMPLE and EXPLOIT BASIC WEAKNESSES....

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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...

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GRS Roadstone Group

GRS Roadstone Group is a leading supply-chain partner for sourcing, production, transportation and processing of construction aggregates and waste materials. Read more

Client story

A CEO’s Briefing: solving systems integration problems

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

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Manufacturing Insights — Part 1: The Impact of the Internet of Things

This is the first of our three-part series on the future of manufacturing. Check out Part 2: Checklist for Successful...

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Manufacturing Insights — Part 2: Checklist for Successful ERP Projects

This is the second of our three-part series on the future of manufacturing. Check out Part 1: The Impact of...

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Manufacturing Insights — Part 3: Getting Data Right

This is the third of our three-part series on the future of manufacturing. Check out Part 1: The Impact of...

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Preparing for Strategic IT Demands from Corporate Clients

It can be a lucrative opportunity when you get the chance to provide products or services to corporate clients. Large,...

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Amberjack

Amberjack is a leading specialist in designing and delivering early career and large-scale recruitment programs for prestigious corporations like PwC, Deloitte and Virgin. Read more

Client story

Crown Golf

A proven IT director to oversee management of costs and risks… Read more

Client story

AllTruck plc

Real-world strategy, supplier management and operations… Read more

Client story

Simplify Digital

The experience to help you lead expansion and prepare for due diligence Read more

Client story

British Pathé

Expertise to rescue projects and create a secure platform for growth… Read more

Client story

What Does It Take to Stay at the Top of Our Game?

People are the most important part of any business. We run conferences where we hear from expert speakers and run...

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Top 10 Tips for Effective IT Supplier Management – Infographic

To download, save or print this infographic click here Your IT Suppliers are a critical component to your success. But...

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Bitcoin – What Is It and What Does It Mean to Business?

What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a digital-only currency, or “cryptocurrency,” created in 2009. It has many (or perhaps all) of...

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How Successful ERP Projects Can Transform a Business

We’ve recorded a series of discussions with our ERP experts: Regional Directors David Birnbaum, Kingsley Hill, Craig Teahen and John...

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Immunocore

Immunocore, is the world’s leading TCR (T cell receptor) company and is focused on delivering first-in-class biologics that transform lives. Read more

Client story

3 Common Problems with Systems Integration

Integration challenges can be difficult to identify. In this video, Freeman Clarke Co-founder Graeme Freeman explains three of most common...

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3 Focus Points for Successful Systems Integration

Freeman Clarke Co-founder Graeme Freeman explains the three areas you’ll need to focus on for a successful systems integration project...

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Bagging the benefits of BYOD

More and more people are using their own technology routinely for work, a trend that’s called Bring your Own Device...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Using IT to Succeed in Third Party Logistics (3PL)

In an increasingly competitive market, the best 3rd party logistics (3PL) firms capture the lion’s share of the opportunities. IT...

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