The Problem: The company was exploring a remote working model that didn't impact productivity

Recommendations Given

1. Reduce the number of apps used  

  • Your staff have to many tools to do their job. Reducing this will remove complexity in how they do their job and increase efficiency.  
  • This will also reduce maintenance costs as you need to keep less platforms updated 
  • Finally, it will reduce your cyber exposure from legacy software 

2. Move to a cloud connected architecture 

  • By running ubiquitous cloud connected apps from the desktop such as office 365 you free your staff to work from anywhere without placing information security at risk.  
  • Leveraging Remote-App rather than a full Remote-Desktop also enhances the end user experience 
  • Deliver better client outcomes whilst enhancing remote working and agility 

3. Adopt appropriate cloud security products, policies and practices 

  • Leverage modern Anti-Virus across your entire environment to secure from todays attacks and protect you for the future. 
  • Invest in a fit for purpose policy structure and communicate with your staff what this means.   

Moving towards a cloud centric operating model provides possibility and advantages of working from anywhere while remaining productive.

Moving towards a cloud centric operating model provides the advantage of working from anywhere while remaining productive

Testimonials

"One of Ant's strengths is relating to owners in a visionary sense and talking to people who are on the ground...[Ant has a] wide understanding of different systems, processes and applications and can articulate where we're going and what the possibilities are...working with Ant has changed the way we make decisions about IT structures and support systems."

Felicity Hopkins, Director - Research Review

We hired Ant to support us with an important project after he was highly recommended by colleagues. Ant was responsive, speedy, super-helpful and helped us to make key decisions. We appreciated his broad experience, and his ability to hold a high level strategic view alongside expert advice on details. We will definitely be consulting with Ant again and are happy to recommend him.

Gaynor Parkin, CEO at Umbrella Wellbring

"We don’t need a full-time CTO [chief technology officer]. Ant knows enough about our business he can deliver it virtually. He can translate things for us. During project management, Ant came into his own... Ant gets his head round your business and [took his time] understanding our context. He was really clear about pausing on investment into the app...Ant's inquisitive, curious and approachable - he's very easy to work with."

Gus McIntosh, Chief Executive - Winsborough

"Ant was really quick to understand the business model and our processes and IT structures."

James Armstrong, Director - MediData

"Ant helped us at the early stages of Aerotruth helping us to plan our technical infrastructure and ensure we built a product that would scale. Ant was great to work with and we really valued his support and contribution to Aerotruth"

Bryce Currie, Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer - Aerotruth