Kate Ross

Collaboration: You don’t need to do this all in one leap

The benefits of collaboration are revolutionary. Harnessing the whole team means saving money, increased capacity, shared expertise, and faster decision-making. In our series on the journey to better conversations, we take a closer look at ways you can harness this power to transform your organisation.

Of course, changes need to be made to your IT, but you don’t have to have a guns blazing approach; no matter how much it feels like everything has to change. You need to make sure that business can continue as usual, as well as protecting your legacy investments. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel; your initial focus can be on migrating your legacy systems to an integrated system. And when you’re making those steps towards your end goal of better conversations, it helps to have someone you trust with you every step of the way. [Read more...]

Enrico Campagna

Get BIGGER Data by linking to IT modernisation

By Enrico Campagna, Global Practise Head BT Advise Compute

Top trends aren’t just for the catwalk, this season’s buzzwords in IT are cloud, IT modernisation, and Big Data. Of course, it’s important to consider any strategic requirements that your IT infrastructure needs to meet — such as expansion into a new market, product launches, or supporting new strategies and operating models — before getting on board.

Big Data is playing an increasing role in building great solutions that support organisations in doing any, or all, of these things successfully. It’s not all about increasing the amount of data you receive or store, or about finding new ways to manage it — Big Data allows you to see a new level of detail in the information you receive. It gives you an insight into your customer and the chance to make the right business decisions. [Read more...]

Art of Connecting

Infographic: Orchestrating your network

In today’s connected world where people use multiple applications and devices, delivering a great performance comes down to being able to orchestrate a multitude of networked resources globally, securely and affordably.

Check out our latest infographic to find out more: [Read more...]

Mark Weeks

The tail of a Kolinsky sable

By Mark Weeks, Head of Executive Thought Leadership, BT Global Services

In the 17the century the word art referred to any skill or mastery. It meant pretty much the same as craft or science. However three hundred years of rapid technical and social evolution has allowed us to think beyond just function for survival. And so today we have a more soulful meaning of the word art. Today it means creativity, inspiration, imagination, innovation, courage and feeling – usually a good feeling.

Art, as in beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. There are only two types of art. Good art and bad art. And there is only one judge of it – you. You know when a brilliant artist has been at work. You recognise complete mastery of a craft and – be it in the medium of a painting, sculpture, building or piece of music – you are moved, you are amazed, you are stunned by it. [Read more...]

Craig Chadburn

April’s favourite five

It’s that time again for our round-up and it’s April’s turn to showcase the best activity from the past month. Keep your finger on the pulse by reading our five favourites; from the latest technological innovations within the trading industry, to network services in the European Union — we’ve got it covered. [Read more...]