Blogs

Darren Glasgow joins Quantum Plus

  • Published on: 2 October 2015
  • By: Senior Consultant

Is the IT department becoming surplus to requirements?

With the recent proliferation of cloud services and many technology services now being contracted directly by the business, IT functions are having to justify their existence. Business users are often well informed about the functionality they need and where they can procure it directly. Combine this with IT departments which are often seen as “utilities” and it is a signal that IT needs to consider the value it delivers to business partners. Which services should IT be delivering internally and which services are better delivered by someone else?

Incentivising innovation

  • Published on: 23 September 2015
  • By: Peter Nowottny

The most common complaint across all outsourcing relationships is the lack of innovation delivered by the supplier.

No doubt one of the factors which influenced you to outsource in the first place will have been the supplier’s plausible assertions that their broad customer base puts them in the perfect position to identify best practice and innovative approaches and then invest in and deliver pioneering solutions at acceptable cost and risk.

Agile – Special Interest Group (July 2015) Post Meeting Report

  • Published on: 29 July 2015
  • By: Lesley Michaelis
Agile – Special Interest Group

Following on from the group’s inaugural meeting, it was decided that the July meeting should be used to discuss Distributed Agile and how to ensure successful multi-location working.

Hosted from two locations, London and Liverpool, the group was connected via video conference.

The agenda covered the following aspects:

Service Integration and Supplier Management

  • Published on: 28 July 2015
  • By: Angela Wyatt

There have been several recent articles charting the effects of new and disruptive technologies on the established IT architecture and strategy. Few, however, have focused on the challenges of the day to day management of such a diverse and continually shifting supplier landscape and the ever increasing complexity of the integration, delivery and management of potential IT suppliers and solutions.

Here are a few of the key factors which are adding disruption and complexity to the challenging task of service integration and supplier management:

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