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Two mindset shifts to thrive in a world of constant change

Only 27 of the world’s top 100 companies in 1999 remain at the top in 2019. Since 1999 the pace of change has accelerated, fuelled by massive interconnectivity, intelligent automation and autonomous systems driven by high-performance software, powered by low cost and ultra largescale computing. In this so-called fourth Industrial age, customers expect much more,…
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Seizing the IoT Ecosystem Opportunity

The number of devices on the market with internet connectivity currently is staggering, and not set to slow down any time soon In fact, industry experts predict that, by 2021, there will be between 27 and 40 billion interconnected devices making up the Internet of Things (IoT). While a large proportion of these devices benefit…
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Cutting down waste in Digital Transformation Programmes

The rate of change in technology is faster today than ever before and customer expectations are changing just as quickly. We see this in the rapid improvement in consumer devices like mobile phones and use of cloud enabled services. On the one hand, new technology presents opportunities for products and services in ways not dreamt of before. On…
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Flowing from Waterfall

Each time I drive my car onto a train in Folkestone UK and then off in Calais France, I remember the piece of software I wrote for the communications systems 25 years ago that helps make the Channel Tunnel work safely. Working on that project taught me the lesson of how considered planning, phased delivery,…
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Why Digital?

The word digital, particularly in the world of business, seems to be everywhere. As consumers we are increasingly becoming more reliant on internet access, smartphones and computers to do basic thinks like pay for bills, shop and find out about things.  I haven’t seen a phone book or an encyclopaedia is years and insurance companies…
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The key to high performance teamwork

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is a remarkable character. The Guiness Book of Records says that “Sir Ran is the greatest explorer ever”:  he completed a transglobal navigation around the Earth, pole to pole.  He has crossed Antartica and the Artic man-hauling 250kg sledges.  He has run 7 marathons, in 7 continents, in 7 days.  He has…
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5 clues for solving complex problems

Reading some Sherlock Holmes stories recently reminded me of the process we go through to find solutions to complex business problems.  Indeed, there are 5 helpful clues we can learn from.

Our Focus: Excellence for Customer, Team & Business

“The only constant in life is change” – Heraclitus, Greek Philosopher 500BC Globalisation and digital technology is driving an ever faster pace of change that proves Heraclitus right. Now, more that ever.  Gartner research shows that “at least 60% of change endeavours fail to achieve their full objectives.”  This is especially troublesome for the end…
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