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We like to think that with all our experience of working with businesses large and small, we know a thing or two about leadership and management. Here are a few of our observations. Let us know what you think!

Is leadership from the front over rated?

I was for many years a forthright exponent of there is only one form of leadership model…You know the one the only way to lead is from the front.. Over the top chaps and all that. Then I saw a talk by Derek Sivers on Ted What a great Idea Ted is ! www.ted.com Essentially whilst […]

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True Resilience It has to be RA02

BT RA02 MPLS Redundancy & Resilient Access There is a fair amount of confusion in the market place regarding what is and isn’t possible from a BT RA02 MPLS Redundancy. In all honesty, there are many clients which believe they have full resiliency between their primary and failover circuits but probably don’t due to design […]

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Are you confident your business is protected?

Simplifying  the protection of your business was never going to be an easy business, was it? The technology world has morphed from a back office function to a whole life function covering virtually every area of your business and personal life. The constant interaction between flexible thus agile working and the requirements for a host […]

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5 Leadership skills you must have to succeed

5 Leadership Skills You Must Have to Succeed You may think of leadership skills as something that belongs to corporate culture, but they’re just as critical to any entrepreneurial business. Starting a business, or leading a team  is a concentrated experience. Everything you do is more immediate, more definitive, more tied to your eventual success. […]

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Is the front door to your network open ?

No matter what industry you operate in, today’s technological advancements make it inevitable that network security threats will sooner or later come knocking on your door. While it is true that corporate security measures can consume a lot of time and a huge chunk of change, the rapid growth of malicious Internet activity makes it […]

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You never miss something till it’s gone

Backing up your systems and the data contained within it should be a task your business does on a regular basis. However, when it actually comes to backing up your systems, you have a number of options available to you, and it can be tricky picking which one to go with. The Three mainstream backup […]

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Will a new Microsoft CEO bring change?

Microsoft founder Bill Gates gave an tear jerking update on the hunt for a new CEO to replace Steve Ballmer at a meeting for shareholders last night, but remained tight-lipped as to the timescales when a successor would be crowned. Current boss, Ballmer announced his plans to retire in August and said he would step […]

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Phoenix IT Group kicked off Cisco partner programme

Vendor confirms removal and says it is ‘working with partners and customers to manage the transition’ Long-standing Cisco Gold partner Phoenix IT Group has been expelled from the vendor’s partner programme, Twin Systems has learned. The vendor confirmed that it had served notice to the former Gold partner, issuing the following statement: “Cisco can confirm […]

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It’s not just about the money – ask Sir Richard Branson

I was awoken today by the news that the West Coast train franchise deal has now been halted. I think many people looked at the awarding of the contract to First Group was a mistake by all accounts their bid was unrealistic and didn’t offer an improved service. So how did the civil servants get it so very wrong?

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