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As a CxO, is your data future-ready?

Data has always been essential to the running of any businesses. Ancient man used clay tablets to record the numbers of animals bought and sold; our more recent forebears created ledgers and files of information stored on shelves and in filing cabinets.…

Designing GDPR Compliance into your business operations

Join Searchlight Consulting and QualiTest Sept 13th 2017, 4PM BST for a discussion in designing GDPR compliance into your business operations.

With GDPR, the rules regarding the processing and maintenance of European personal data are about to undergo a tremendous transformation, requiring changes to both human and digital processes, putting your company in extreme financial and business risk.  …

Accelerating digital transformation

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Digital can be seen as both an opportunity and a threat. In this whitepaper, Searchlight Consulting provides a practical framework for organisations to transform at pace by drawing on extensive digital transformation experience, real client scenarios and industry themes. Successful digital transformation requires more than credible technical delivery capability – senior executive alignment and an innovation delivery model, will be the key to achieving digital transformation at pace.…

IT’s A Balancing Act

Being a CIO today involves balance. The need to balance “keeping the lights on” while introducing new technologies.  Integrating those new technologies to allow data to flow seamlessly without anything falling over.   Embracing opportunity while reducing risk.  And balancing budgets as the IT department shifts from Cap-Ex to Op-Ex, steering the transition from IT as a cost centre, to IT as a value centre.…

Future of the IT Organisation Pt 1

We’re constantly told the world of IT is changing, but when hasn’t that been the case? Cloud, Digital Transformation, AI, IoT and Big Data are simply the latest in a series of revolutions that have been the lifeblood of Information Technology since the industry began.…

accelerating retail digital transformation

Creating a seamlessly integrated way of interacting with your customers, which enables you to evolve your proposition at pace –  is a must have for all customer centric businesses today.

Costa Coffee, one of the worlds leading consumer drinks organisations has evolved their digital proposition by integrating each of their customer channels and creating a platform to align their business, IT and digital strategy.

What is the Future of the IT Organisation?

Searchlight’s panel of business technology leaders discuss

Cloud impactA global audience gathered together on Wednesday 8th March for our panel discussion on the impact of Cloud and Digital on the Future of the IT organisation, hosted on the Cloud Industry Forum’s BrightTalk channel.…

Is Cloud the End?

Cloud PhotoWhat Does Cloud and Digital Mean for the Future of the IT Organisation?

IT is evolving; the shift to cloud and the concept of “everything a service” has sparked a revolution in the way it operates; traditional roles have been called into question or redefined, new skill sets demanded, and the function of the IT department itself is beginning to transform into something entirely new.…

Migrating Business Applications to the Cloud – White Paper

The world of IT has come a long way since the birth of modern computer technology in the 1940s.

Back in the days of punched tapes, Williams tubes and magnetic drums, no-one had any idea where the technology would take us – hence the oft-quoted comment from IBM’s then president, Thomas Watson in 1943, “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”

We can smile at his words with the benefit of hindsight, but they are also a graphic illustration of the incredible pace of change in our industry.…

November’s Searchlight Hub – spotlight on Innovation & Digital

Highlights from our recent Searchlight Hub event at which around 30 Associates met to discuss our spotlight topic of Innovation & Digital Disruption.

Hubs are quarterly events for our network of Associates, presenting an opportunity to share information, knowledge, develop new ideas and above all network.…