Thoughts on Tech

Month: July 2020

GSuite upping their game

A couple of weeks back, Google announced huge changes in their GSuite platform to try and compete in the collaboration space vs the Office 365 behemouth, but also to try and compete with business going for ‘best of breed’, such as Zoom, Slack & Box amongst others. Have they gone far enough – and how does it stack up against its competitors?

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Building IT Roadmaps (Part 1)

Other than writing blog posts weekly, one thing I like to do is keep up to date with new technologies on the scene, whether that be something like Blockchain, serverless computing or just a new consumer product. I watch lots of customer reference videos as well as product demos to see who is doing what and why. But how mature are these organisations across their tech stack and processes and how do you plan for the future? I’ve been doing some work myself to structure how to assess maturity and how to plan progress in those area and put together a roadmap.

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Remote Working: How to Avoid Micromanaging

One of the big challenges facing many leaders within IT (and I’m sure other industries too) is adjusting their management styles to suit when you’re not ‘seeing’ your staff/colleagues on a day-to-day basis. Its very easy to assume they’re not working as hard just because you can’t see what they’re doing. So how do you avoid falling into this trap?

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