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Digital technology – expense or asset?

  • August 2, 2017
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Technology moves quickly and adapting to it can often be hard. In our 20 year history, we have seen that companies that successfully embrace technological change are the ones that understand it as an investment in the long-term future of their business.

On the other hand, more ‘traditional’ business own...

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How well do you know your numbers?

  • July 4, 2017
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There are plenty of parallels that can be drawn between the business world and the sporting one. To succeed in either you need to follow a clear game plan – and that plan requires knowing your team’s strength and weaknesses.

Take Sir Richie for example. As All Blacks captain, he would have checked the sc...

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What makes a software developer tick?

  • May 12, 2017
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Every year, more people are employed to help advance the increasingly digitised world we live in. While this is fantastic for the growth of our industry, the demand for software engineers in this country and abroad makes it difficult for software companies to find developers.

This got us thinking about...

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Is your business vulnerable in the age of the cloud?

  • April 13, 2017
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More and more, businesses are flocking to the cloud. Small start-ups right through to large multinational companies (and every organisation in between) all rely on the cloud to help manage their business. Accounts; payroll and CRM systems; sensitive information about staff and clients; data backup – it can all ...

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Technological change – what’s in it for me?

  • March 23, 2017
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Here at Global Office, we often talk to companies that have grown to a size that allows them to do some pretty cool stuff with technology. They have the resources to invest smartly in the right technology, which can help them get a jump on their competition. This is always a hugely exciting shift for these busi...

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Is your business living in a technological dictatorship?

  • February 27, 2017
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Businesses, like politics, are prone to this type of turbulence. We see it very clearly in the way businesses choose digital technologies. In our experience, the decision-making process is generally made within two distinct political environments:

1) ‘Software by Socialism’

This is where everyone...

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Making technology changes? Here’s how to keep your staff on board.

  • February 10, 2017
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As humans, we’re not particularly built for change. We prefer the comfort of the familiar, and for many of us, fear and worry lurk in the unknown.

On the other side of the coin, there is increasing pressure on workplaces to innovate and change, to ensure that they stay ahead of the competition. For exam...

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Custom software – is it right for your business?

  • January 27, 2017
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It used to be, that as a business owner, you ran your company using one or two ready-made software systems. Now, there is a massive choice of well-priced, ‘off-the-shelf’ options. So why are many businesses still choosing to go down the path of developing custom software?

For many businesses, ‘off-the-s...

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Staying up to date with technological innovation

  • January 10, 2017
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As a business owner, you regularly need to juggle several roles at once. Not only are you looking after the day to day running of the company, you are often head of accounts, the company’s HR representative, and the administration manager.

While you’re doing all of that, it can be very easy to lose track...

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Part 4 of 4: What if I have a fixed budget?

  • December 12, 2016
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We usually tell clients that they can have the project delivered quickly, cheaply or well – but only two of the three.

Clients often have a budget in mind that is quite different to reality. In these situations, some clients have said, “Well, I only have X so what can we do?”

This is where Agile ...

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