What is DevOps? And is your organisation ready?

By |September 14th, 2016|

Like cloud a few years ago and then big data, DevOps is one of the buzzwords of the moment. So what does it actually mean? And is there more to it than hype?

There are many definitions but most people will agree that, at its core, DevOps is about closer working between development and operations teams […]

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Why user adoption and cultural change in a UC project is vital to ensure you get the ROI you expect

By |September 2nd, 2016|

Organisations have been using and adopting Unified Communications platforms for a number of years now. Over time, the range and depth of functionality available has broadened to the point where platforms like Skype for Business have become an integral part of day to day business.

When something like telephony becomes part of the overall solution, the […]

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risual have pushed the boundaries to give back!

By |July 25th, 2016|

Over the past years risual have gone above and beyond in the interest of helping out others, doing our bit wherever we can- whether it be raising money, donating or lending a helping hand . However this year alone risual have reached a benchmark in all the work we do with charities – The total […]

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The demand grows for Managed Services within the local government

By |June 2nd, 2016|

Local government organisations are forever under tremendous pressure to keep up with the rising demand for public services, becoming ever more challenging with the current economic climate. Councils and districts are searching for new and innovative ways to mobilise their workforce, drive collaboration and improve access to services. But is this doable whilst keeping costs […]

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Shared services is recieving growing attention within the public sector

By |May 3rd, 2016|

The definition of ‘ shared services’  can be described as  “the shared provision by more than one local council of a specified service in which aims and objectives are mutually shared and for which local people are the end customers.”. Shared services can be interpreted as many different things, however traditionally it can be seen […]

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The legal industry is becoming more productive with Office365

By |March 18th, 2016|

Today the legal sector faces many challenges. Business professionals within this industry need to ensure their data and documents are secure, yet have the ability to be shared effortlessly with colleagues and customers.  For many organisations this can become a difficult task to achieve, as such technology solutions cannot meet these individual needs, or come […]

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Devolution, Devolution, Devolution

By |March 14th, 2016|

The buzz word on the lips of local authorities, associated organisations, politicians and the media alike is one word – Devolution.

Whilst this will be new to England, it is of course nothing new to the UK; Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have all had varying devolved powers for over 10 years.  Taking Labour’s experiment further, […]

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Why CRM is right for retail

By |February 17th, 2016|

The retail sector includes all the shops that sell goods to the customer. In 2014, consumers in the UK spent around £378 billion in retail (House of Commons library- BRIEFING PAPER  Number 06186, 2 October 2015), a figure that has been steadily rising for a number of years. However, this sector has become under serious […]

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There can be an App for everything

By |February 12th, 2016|

Recently I worked with one of my manufacturing customers to create a bespoke application, which was really exciting as it is not something that we have always offered but realised there was a real demand for. This gave us an opportunity to create something unique from the ground up and allowed us to work with […]

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Why Microsoft customers don’t need to worry about EU-US Safe Harbour/Harbor

By |January 29th, 2016|

When European Courts judged the 15-year-old EU-US Safe Harbour/Harbor treaty to be invalid last October, Internet news sites started to report how terrible this was for EU companies placing data into cloud services offered (mostly) by American companies. For some, that may be true, but that assumes Safe Harbour is the only protection in place.

This […]

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