Technology and the third sector: a positive force for social change
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Why learning and development have always been fundamental parts of life at Exponential-e
Attracting top talent is just part of the picture when it comes to building a thriving, successful organisation. If employees are to achieve their full potential in both their professional and personal lives, it is essential to nurture their talents and cultivate the skills that will help them progress along their chosen career paths. This is something that has always been a key part of Exponential-e's overall l'espirit de corps. Indeed, all new starters enjoy a four-day induction programme to ensure they can make a running start at Exponential-e, immersing them in both our solutions and company culture.But that's just the beginning…
Two years on… How has Architects Declare affected the AEC sector in the UK?
In July of 2019, Exponential-e hosted a roundtable at The Ritz London, bringing together 18 top UK architects to discuss topical issues across the sector and sharing views on the matters at hand. One of the topics raised was the newly launched Architects Declare manifesto and its 11-point plan for tackling climate change and biodiversity loss. From 16 founding signatories, word spread like wildfie and within weeks, hundreds of practices - large and small - signed up, signalling that our architects were ready commit to operating in a greener, more sustainable manner.
Failure Demand: "Demand caused by failure to do something or do something right for the customer" Seddon, 2003
Onboarding has always been a challenge for organisations, whether they're start-ups or international corporations. There are numerous factors to consider, from practical ones - like gathering payroll information, setting up phones and laptops, and ar...
Throughout 2020 and the first half of 2021, Microsoft Teams has become omnipresent in our professional - and for many of us, personal - lives. But with the opening up of our offices coming progressively closer, and hybrid working now having establish...
With the Tech industry celebrating International Women in Engineering last week, a new study of women in tech has found that:
Organisations of all sizes, across all industries, have had short- and long-term digital transformation processes in place for some time now. With cumbersome legacy systems continuing to show their limitations and ongoing drives for new efficiencies and cost savings, the path to the Cloud is simply a logical one, helping organisations develop the flexibility, scalability, and operational resilience required to navigate the shifting digital landscape. Until the early months of 2020, organisations navigated this journey at their own pace, with some embracing full-scale digital transformation over a relatively short period of time to access the full range of potential benefits, and others proceeding in a more phased manner, in order to minimise any potential disruption to daily operations.But COVID-19 made large-scale digital transformation a necessity for organisations across the UK, with organisations having to adjust to a distributed workforce virtually overnight and put systems and processes in place to minimise any disruptions and maintain customer confidence. The way numerous organisations have successfully navigated these challenges, and helped their customers do the same has demonstrated the true value of a truly world-class IT infrastructure, and omnichannel tools to optimise customer engagement.So, as we consider the imminent end of lockdown, how we can we best act on the lessons learnt - both to boost profitability and service quality, and ensure we are properly prepared for any future COVID-scale shifts in the landscape?
As we close the first half of 2021, it's increasingly hard to remember that face-to-face meetings were once the default mode of communication for the majority of our professional lives. Any professional will have been part of numerous coffee meetings and working lunches, where some of their strongest working relationships were formed. But like so many aspects of our daily lives, such meetings have been put on pause by the events of the past year, with video calling and remote collaboration taking their place. While this has allowed us to remain as close to 'business as usual' as possible and opened the door to a whole new way of working, we should take the time to consider what was lost, so we can ensure the approaching 'new normal' offers us the best of both worlds.Here are a few questions to ask yourself, to ensure your daily routine remains productive and enjoyable, and that you continue to cultivate long-lasting relationships with customers and colleagues alike…
Even as the end of lockdown approaches, it is clear that hybrid working is here to stay, with organisations utilising remote and office-based working on a flexible basis, in order to combine the advantages of both.
Why is Object Storage the right solution to underpin your Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, and IoT analytics strategies?
Selecting the right storage architecture is essential for organisations that are leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Big Data and IoT analytics. For example, AI applications that involve scientific and medical research create and interact with numerous large files, and therefore need a storage system that can scale to a petabyte level, with zero restrictions. Similarly, ML applications and Big Data projects require a scalable, cost-effective storage solution to accommodate the high volumes of data that will be produced. This raises the question of which storage solution enterprises should use to underpin their overall analytics strategies.We would suggest Object Storage - a secure, cost-effective, and scalable Cloud storage solution, which seamlessly integrates with a range of applications and offers excellent interoperability with Public and Private Clouds.The advantages of Object Storage include:
During Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, take care of your own wellbeing… and that of your employees
To say the past year has been challenging would be an understatement. But as we look back on the challenges our organisations have overcome - and the ones we expect to face going forward - it's important to not lose sight of the fact that people are the lifeblood of any company.
There's no doubt that Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) is changing the way we think about connectivity, but at the same time, it's important that we as technology providers do not become overly fixated on the hype and retain our focus on delivering ideal customer outcomes. This means developing a keen understanding of SD-WAN's capabilities and how it fits into your customers' wider digital transformation strategies.