As a growing business, and a regulated entity with the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), ECIC were facing a number of challenges around their IT infrastructure which led to their decision to outsource their IT.
This ebook offers a ‘considerations roadmap’ for organisations looking to transform their IT operations through outsourcing. It also offers tips on choosing an outsourcing partner and examines what the future holds for IT outsourcing and cloud computing.
With recent enhancements to its information management and eDiscovery capabilities, Microsoft Office 365 is rapidly reaching the point where organisations no longer need to manage email records on-premises or in third-party services in order to meet their compliance needs.
This whitepaper offers organisations planning a migration to the Cloud a ‘considerations roadmap’ for migrating their legacy email records.
Microsoft have made email security their priority, so you don’t have to make it yours. Email is the lifeblood of corporate communication and the gateway to any business, but securing it doesn’t need to be a massive undertaking for your IT team.
If your company is considering Microsoft Office 365 as your first step in moving applications to hosted solutions, you may have found similar
inconsistencies in your research—making it difficult to separate fact from fiction.
When you adopt a suite solution with comprehensive productivity and collaboration tools like Microsoft Office 365, your employees will have everything they need. They will be able to experience how easily the solutions work together, enabling seamless collaboration across departments.
In simple terms LEAN is the application of thinking and tools to optimise processes through the removal of waste. Whilst applied widely across manufacturing, few organisations outside this sector have taken the LEAN principles and applied them to their enterprise functions.
Househam Sprayers was using multiple niche systems and spread sheets to manage its business, which have now been replaced by one business solution and one database.
After a failure in its exchange infrastructure, Retirement Advantage decided to move away from their incumbent and asked Acora to invest in and develop a very secure managed back-up service under a strict NDA.
After a period of rapid growth, Power Panels needed a more scalable solution with increased functionality.
Marlin required a full review of their Line of Business applications to help identify areas for cost and risk reduction and to assess the general health of their IT systems.
After a period of rapid growth, Scorpio needed to upgrade their ageing infrastructure and add support to supplement their in-house team.
Faced with increasing global competition, the lingering effects of the 2008 recession, including increasing regulatory pressure and more fluid working styles, businesses across all sectors must work faster and better to leverage efficiency, reduce costs and increase profit.
For the last few years the CIO has been Gollum, the conflicted character in Lord of the Rings, alternating between the good of helping to generate revenue and the power of the ring
The IT environment does have an impact on enterprise valuation and the potential cost of integration of an acquired business’s systems is a consideration and this, along with other concerns, can be reflected in a reduction in the offer value.
Whilst Dynamics NAV was able to provide a lot of the core functionality “out of the box”, Nationwide also required a number of other bespoke functions to be added to Microsoft Dynamics NAV in order to maximise the return on investment.
We focus on dynamic mid-market organisations experiencing business change, helping them to transform their IT.
By shifting the substantial capital expenditure on IT to a stable monthly operational cost with none of the financial risk, businesses can gain some breathing room to invest strategically for enhanced competitive advantage
More businesses are switching on to the need for more advanced, flexible and secure IT infrastructure, but a new CIMA/Acora survey reveals many are unsure where to focus their investment
More businesses are switching on to the need for more advanced, flexible and secure IT infrastructure, but a new CIMA survey reveals many are unsure where to focus their investment.
Compressing timescales with ‘light touch’ due diligence may seem appealing but the reality is that the core requirements of due diligence still have to be met. The challenge is how to identify the key elements within the IT landscape and be able minimise the data requirements to allow you to gain a ‘good enough’ view of the target
Shifting worker capabilities, a changing economy and ever more empowered and demanding customers have resulted in new working practices that utilise social habits to drive business value
One of the ways in which CFOs can exert additional control is through outsourcing. Some mission-critical functions are better suited to outsourcing than others, but IT should be high on the list for consideration
Providing services of any kind to mid-market companies presents very specific challenges and outsourcing is no different.
The privatisation of British Rail resulted in a fragmented IT infrastructure and disjointed IT systems. In order to perform as desired the company needed to review their IT and ensure they had the tools in place to support business strategy.
McGoech was relying on technology that was soon to become obsolete. They required a new and complex manufacturing and warehousing system, and so turned to Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Acora.
Priding itself on making life easy for its customers, keeping things simple and keeping its promises – Ardent wanted to move from a number of disparate software solutions and spreadsheets to one solution and database that could support all its processes.