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Everything You Need to Know About the Future of the Logistics Industry: PwC's Shifting Patterns Report

by John Lane - Aug 28, 2018

Thanks to the incredibly rapid pace at which technology continues to advance, nearly every industry that you can think of is currently in the throws of transformation. The logistics industry is certainly not an exception to this, where new technologies are creating a new market entrance, which create new customer expectations and, eventually, entirely new business models. If you woke up this morning and found yourself thinking about the speed by which the industry is changing today, you're not imagining things. You're right on the money.

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TAGS: logistics, Transport, digital transformation, digital workplaces, trends, industry, future, IT systems, it strategy

Why Change Management Needs to be a Critical Part of Every Aspect of Your Business

by John Lane - Aug 7, 2018

Beginning any type of technological or digital transformation without a clear-cut plan in place is a bit like getting into a car for a road trip without a map. You may have some idea of where you're going and you probably know exactly what you'll do when you arrive, but you literally don’t have a clue how you're going to get there. 

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TAGS: modern workplace, digital workplaces, employee engagement, employees, employee satisfaction, Change management, it strategy, digital transformation

The Major Role That an MSP Can Play in Digital Transformation

by John Lane - Jul 3, 2018

If you had to make a list of some of the most important challenges facing businesses in nearly every industry today, digital transformation would undoubtedly be right at the top. According to one recent study, at the end of 2017, more than two thirds of all Global 2000 CEOs had made digital transformation the centerpiece of their corporate strategy.

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TAGS: digital transformation, IT systems, managed service provider, MSP, it strategy

Is the Time Right to Move Your Business to the Cloud?

by John Lane - May 22, 2018

The concept of hybrid IT is one that has grown incredibly popular over the last few years, particularly with small and medium-sized businesses all over the world. In a hybrid IT environment, an organisation will typically leverage some IT resources on premise but use cloud-based services for everything else. The benefits of this include not only a centralised approach to important factors like IT governance, but also opening up the ability to experiment with the best that cloud computing has to offer.

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TAGS: digital transformation, cloud, IT systems, it strategy

The Top 4 Digital Transformation Challenges You’re Likely to Face (and How to Best Overcome Them)

by John Lane - Mar 14, 2018

When you’re talking about something as inherently malleable as technology, "challenge" and "adversity" are two things that you can never truly eliminate. The key to success in terms of digital transformation has less to do with trying to totally eliminate all potential problems and is more about knowing how you’re going to react when you do reach these pain points along the journey.

 

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TAGS: digital transformation, Change management

Essential IT Budgeting Tips for an Effective Digital Transformation

by John Lane - Feb 5, 2018

There’s an old saying that tells us “you’ve got to spend money to make money” and that holds true especially in the context of your upcoming digital transformation. You’re about to execute a strategy that will see massive disruption to the foundation of technology, which you’ve been depending on for the last few years. You’re also about to leverage the full power of modern IT to your advantage, properly aligning what you CAN do with what your customers need you to do along the way. And disruption isn’t known for being cheap.

 

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TAGS: it budgeting, digital transformation

Getting Your Employees to Embrace a Digital Transformation: What You Need to Know

by John Lane - Feb 2, 2018

From a certain perspective, a general resistance to change is natural — particularly when it comes to the technology infrastructure that acts as the foundation of your business. To your employees, the topic of digital transformation will immediately draw “why” questions. After all, many may believe they already have the tools they need to do their jobs on a daily basis. How could the potential rewards of a digital transformation possibly justify the level of disruption your organisation is about to go through? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?

 

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TAGS: employee engagement, digital transformation

Preparing Your Business for a Digital Transformation: What You Need to Know

by John Lane - Jan 22, 2018

For many small to medium-sized enterprises, digital transformation is about a lot more than just change. It’s about leveraging the full power of modern technology to your advantage, making sure that the tech you and your people depend on is properly aligned with both your organisation’s long-term needs and the needs of the audience you’re trying to serve. Naturally, this process isn’t as simple as flipping a proverbial light switch — it takes a great degree of thought, planning and, yes, preparation.

 

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TAGS: digital transformation

Key Considerations About the Future of Digital Transformation for SMEs

by John Lane - Jan 7, 2018

In the age of disruption, it is essential for SMEs to keep up-to-date with the latest technology trends and prepare the right strategy to surpass any digital transformation that is bound to happen. This is especially true in these uncertain times were your stakeholders may be full of questions at every turn.

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TAGS: digital transformation, it strategy

Everything you need to know about Deloitte’s 2016/17 Global Outsourcing Survey

by John Lane - Mar 27, 2017

 

IT outsourcing has been on the rise in recent years in many shapes and forms. From simple cloud storage solutions, to entire platforms and infrastructures being deployed as a service, it’s safe to say that outsourcing—to some extent—has become the norm for businesses of any size. And, even though the chief driver of outsourced IT adoption has traditionally been cost reduction, it’s increasingly being seen as a vehicle for innovation in enterprise.

 

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TAGS: it strategy, trends, digital transformation