What is a data centre & why do business owners care?

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What is a data centre and why care? Why is it important to understand the options? What is the relationship between a data centre, business growth and margins? Rogan Hounsell-Roberts was a founder of a successful scale-up; has helped organisations across many sectors achieve success; is a founder of KR5 Consulting; and has a passion […]

Technology Roadmap: 5 Steps to Start the Journey

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A technology roadmap helps business leaders plan how it will meet its strategic business goals. Owners of scale-ups want to have key tech in place before it’s needed. So, how can owners plan what’s needed, and when, to make sure it’s done in time? Rogan Hounsell-Roberts was a founder of a successful scale-up; has helped […]

Technology Strategic Plan: The 7 Steps to Success

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How does a business owner create an information technology strategic plan? What’s included to make it useful to scale-up? And, how do you make sure it helps with short-term plans? Rogan Hounsell-Roberts was a founder of a successful scale-up; has helped organisations across many sectors achieve success; is a founder of KR5 Consulting; and has […]

Technology Plan: 6 Reasons Why Scale-Ups Need One

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Why do you need a technology plan when you scale a business? What happens if you don’t have one? When do you need it, and what’s involved in putting that into practice? Rogan Hounsell-Roberts was a founder of a successful scale-up; has helped organisations across many sectors achieve success; is a founder of KR5 Consulting; […]

How to Assess Key Person Risk?

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Facing an issue takes courage In this blog we look at how to assess key person risk, also known as key man risk. Ambitious owners looking to scale may wonder what would happen to the business if someone left. They might worry about the day to day impact, or fear all their hard work unravelling. […]

Can Mobile Working be a powerful force for growth?

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For business owners looking to scale and do more for less, mobile working is rarely the first thing that springs to mind. Yet Forbes reported how people that work from home are more productive, take fewer sick days and stay longer. Could mobile working be part of a wider digital strategy to propel business growth? […]

How can Telework free up cash for growth?

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Why is Telework important to SMEs Every owner dreads running out of cash, how can telework help? In start-up mode they need to eek out the money long enough to build the customer base and get off the ground. Scale-ups need cash to ramp up. Dips in income happen, so managing cashflow is vital. So […]

Technology Ecosystem: an SME Game Changer?

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Technology Ecosystem Why is the technology ecosystem so important to SMEs? What is it, and why should business owners care? In this blog I look at how forward-thinking businesses are re-writing the playbook to help them move faster and beat bigger rivals. Rogan Hounsell-Roberts was a founder of a successful scale-up; has helped organisations across […]

Business Benefits of Information Technology Part 2

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Business Benefits of Information Technology If I asked an owner what are the business benefits of information technology, what would they say? They might say better efficiency. Others might struggle to see the practical benefits beyond email and spreadsheets. In this second part of a two-part series, I wanted to provide real examples to help […]

How can information technology help a business?

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Creating value with Tech How can information technology help a business? In this two-part series I wanted to answer that question using real examples and reveal some of the mystery. With Digital disruption, AI and chatbots ringing in our ears, business owners, juggling the cash, might wonder if that’s a direction they should take. Is […]