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  • Innovation


    Innovate, Adapt and Embrace Digital Transformation

    2015-03-02 03:17 - 184 views

      A few years ago, when the ‘consumerisation of IT’ took grip, businesses saw a huge power shift in IT decision-making. Technology investments were no longer owned and managed by the CIO and IT department – lines of business (LoB) were suddenly taking control. But, a few years on, what’s been the impact of these […]

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  • Management


    Give it some heart and soul – and reap the rewards

    2015-03-02 03:24 - 65 views

      A recent survey I read by Circle Research shows that only 7% of global SMEs have an ambition related to ‘societal improvement’. They’d much rather achieve growth, satisfy their customers, and improve their business processes. But that doesn’t surprise me. After all, improving society is much more of a “soft” ambition. It can’t deliver […]

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  • Manufacturing Success


    Disrupting UK Manufacturers

    2014-11-05 03:39 - 777 views

    UK manufacturers are in an optimistic mood concerning growth and success despite grappling with increasing customer complexity, emerging technologies such as 3D printing, supply chain disruption and challenges that a multi-generational workforce creates. The Manufacturing Success report, which analyses annual trends in the UK manufacturing industry found that new technologies can have positive and adverse […]

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  • Money


    The funding keys to business growth

    2015-02-12 02:21 - 348 views

      With banks still failing to provide sufficient finance to small businesses, Mike Nolan, Academy Leasing Managing Director, considers alternative funding options when the banks say “no”. Net bank lending to SMEs is still falling according to Bank of England reports – so much so that the government is set to soon make it compulsory […]

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  • Technology


    Ambition and the right technology is at the heart of every business success

    2014-12-22 08:53 - 527 views

    Ambition is vital to organisations. If employees are driven and passionate, a business is much more likely to grow and be successful, put simply – ambition drives business. This is especially so in mid market, the squeezed middle of the business world growth within the 100m to beyond 1bn is an exciting prospect but requires […]

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