Security Without Stress

Pretty much everyone is currently talking about Cyber Security – and that’s great because we’ve been doing exactly that for years; so it’s brilliant that it’s now on all our agendas. And yet… As you read the press it’s such a huge topic, hard and expensive.  Enterprise and business customers just want it to work; Read more ›

CYBER SECURITY MONTH: A Simple and Solid Foundation

At Accordant we have a simple three pillar approach: Cyber Security; Transformation Economics; and Service Delivery. Put that another way… Do things securely. Do it beneficially. Do it brilliantly! Our Cyber Security teams are second to none; understanding requirements from the kit deployed, to the policies and people you need in order to operate and Read more ›

The Future of the Workplace

Two pivotal moments in the history of the world – First we see the beginning of the 2nd Corona virus wave, and buried in that news, China announces a carbon neutral strategy by 2060. It may seem odd to link these two news items together, yet not so much, when you think about it. With Read more ›

5 Steps to Prepare for an IT Cost Saving Exercise

5 Steps to Prepare for an IT Cost Saving Exercise Audit your entire IT Estate Gather usage data from all areas of your IT estate using IT reports, user questionnaires, manual audits and popular CMDB tools. Aggregate this data and put it into a format with which you can perform detailed analysis. An analysis of Read more ›

5 Ways to Reduce IT Costs – Procurement, Supplier & Contract management

5 Ways to Reduce IT Costs – Procurement, Supplier & Contract management Robust Procurement Processes Whether your company has a procurement department or policy, CIOs can easily employ good procurement principles, when investing in any software or services. A procurement matrix can be as simple as: Compose a procurement matrix, describing what you are looking Read more ›

Putting Flowers in Gun Barrels

Putting Flowers in Gun Barrels One of the most powerful images of the 1960’s was that of a young “hippy” putting a flower into the barrel of a soldier’s gun.  It was a time of turmoil, coupled with confusion; it was the time of the Civil Rights Movement and the time of Vietnam.  Most profoundly, Read more ›