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5 reasons why conducting ...

There are always various statistics bandied about regarding the number of M&A deals that f...

What is Post-Merger Integ...

Negotiations are complete, and a deal has been agreed. Once a merger and acquisition is un...

How to Make Your Tech Pro...

The words ‘work’ and ‘fun’ can go together. But you can’t force it. By this, I mean the en...

6 things I learnt whilst ...

Have you been considering writing a business book?  Maybe you have a unique approach or me...

Have your tech leaders as...

The way M&A projects are handled has changed rapidly over recent years with new tools and ...

How do you make the deal ...

There are numerous potential benefits of a merger and acquisition, not least as a vital to...

Forget M&A - what's the p...

Our purpose in our business is to help people find opportunity during adverse periods of c...

The Value Of Networking

Welcome back to another one of my blogs, this week its about networking! Networking is a m...

Going With Your Gut

  I’m often told I’m a detail guy. It’s true – I am slightly risk adverse (to a point – I ...

Six Reasons Why You Didn’...

  We’ve been hiring recently in the Beyond office – with a multitude of CV’s, Interviews a...

Why I Never Felt Entitled...

  We were having a discussion in the office the other day about how expectations are chang...

How do our emotions affec...

The way we feel will influence our behaviour in different ways for different people. Our e...

We are all credible.

My family were walking along a main street in a better part of London last week with our 3...

My First Reflection as an...

My first week as a Junior Software Developer had concluded and I found myself trying to re...

Why I Stopped Reading The...

War. Terrorism. Famine. We are naturally drawn towards these types of words it appears.  T...

Cash is king.  Keeping an...

 Starting a business is an exciting moment in your life, you’ve made a huge decision to st...

5 reasons weekly team mee...

We all know how busy our work lives can be and yet there’s still only 5 working days in a ...

Why marketing is needed f...

At the same time as working out your PMI approach, your organisation should also think abo...

We are ISO Certified

Proud to be certified to ISO 9001/27001 International Standards    Big news for Beyond rec...

Fresh ways to engage your...

We’ve looked before at the significance of employee engagement in our article: How importa...

"Selling" is an essential...

A few years ago, I was asked to help with a troubled PMI project - the project and technic...

My thoughts on being an O...

   It’s been exceptionally busy in the office over the past few months with taking on more...

How important is company ...

Every company has its own set of characteristics. These may have evolved over many years o...

Motivating Demotivated Te...

The post-merger integration phase is a tricky time for all businesses. In this crucial per...

8 Ideas for Maintaining B...

A fаѕt grоwth business sounds great right? Revenues are up, your getting the media attenti...

Why People Management is ...

How often is an organization praised for its people management? Not nearly enough, but tha...

Managing multi-generation...

Today’s technology departments are generally made up of people from diverse backgrounds an...

Take a People First, Tech...

When you merge two companies, it’s not just two technology environments (or more) that nee...

Avoid Hidden Costs in You...

Every company’s technology environment is different because it has evolved over time. Whic...

Can the Latest M&A Techno...

Deploying the latest technology can play a significant role in the success of your post-me...

Why Your Post Merger Inte...

No two businesses are the same, and no two M&A projects are the same. Which means every PM...

Are Job Security Fears Ho...

It’s difficult to get the best from your IT staff when they’re under pressure, putting in ...

Bring in A Fresh Pair of ...

If you’re someone who has been closely involved in an acquisition are you the right person...

Attitude is Everything in...

The success of any post-merger integration project is heavily reliant on your joint techno...

Combining Two IT Infrastr...

Almost 30% of respondents said that their post-merger integration fell short of success.* ...

Project Manage for Post-I...

The quality and quantity of advance preparation you undertake will directly equate to the ...

First Day Nerves, Second ...

So often, the focus of a post-merger integration technology project is on Day One. But wha...

Prioritise Your Customers...

Although negotiations on your latest M&A deal may have been completed to everyone’s satisf...

5 Stages to Post-Merger I...

This is the last blog of a 5-part series on the challenges of Post-Merger Integration - fr...

5 Stages to Post-Merger I...

This is part four of a series of five blogs discussing the challenges of and recommendatio...

5 Stages to Post-Merger I...

Envision – develop and stress-test a technical delivery plan A good Post-Merger Integratio...

5 Stages to Post-Merger I...

IT due diligence – a bit dull, isn’t it? It sounds incredibly dry, but if you’ve worked in...

5 Post-Merger Integration...

What is a Post-Merger Integration? Mergers and acquisitions, or "M&A," are well-known to m...

Why I ditched my Apple Wa...

I was given my Apple Watch as a very generous present back in 2015 when the watch was firs...

Sysadmin 2.0 - The Rise o...

Introduction When tasked with a major technology transformation, you will likely need to a...

7 IT Due Diligence Headac...

Introduction In regards to M&A deals two common observations are made: The new company for...

Six common mistakes durin...

Introduction Technology transformation within Merger & Acquisition ("M&A") scenario is not...

Whitepaper: M&A Technolog...

I know from experience that not engaging IT staff and, more importantly, not helping them ...

How M&A IT projects diffe...

In order to plan a more effective M&A IT transformation and deliver a better "Day One" sol...

Windows Server 2016 - Par...

Welcome back to our series on Windows Server 2016.   This week we are taking a look at Con...

Windows Server 2016.  Par...

Welcome to Part 2 of our blog on Windows Server 2016.   In the last part we discussed the ...

Windows Server 2016 - Wha...

Windows Server 2016 is due for release in Q3 of this year, however with most of us still m...

Windows 10 on your mobile...

That's right - if you have a compatible handset, you can upgrade your phones Operating Sys...

Cortana at Work.

Love her or hate her - Cortana is here to stay.   Up till now Cortana has really been for ...

Whitepaper:  Windows 10 f...

Considering Windows 10 for Business? It's fair to say Microsoft's strategy to provide Wind...

Keen to learn Microsoft A...

The challenge: I read a recent survey of Windows contractors and consultants highlighted t...

Windows 10 brings greater...

 As an IT Pro, standardisation used to be the utopia of device management. Having device h...

Windows 10 Privacy Settin...

You’re in control.

Windows 10.  The Top Five...

Windows 10 is now on over 200 million devices, but should you make the move?   Here's our ...

Beyond are Gold Partners!

Having clearly demonstrated a high level of proficiency within the above areas, Microsoft ...

Windows 10. Five months o...

So we are just starting a brand new year - how's things shaping up for Windows 10? Since W...

Whitepaper - Windows Serv...

INTRODUCTION:

Windows 2003 Web Servers ...

THOSE GOOD OLD WEBSERVERS: We hear a re-occuring theme at present as we busily assist with...

Sick and tired of being t...

We know, you know.

Serious Data Breaches in ...

Newspapers stated today  "Councils have lost or misused private data thousands of times, s...

The Rise of the Humans

Is Big Data Creepy? Cloud Computing. Big Data. Cyber Security. Edward Snowden. Machine Lea...

Windows Server 2003 EOL V...

We have posted a lot of text-heavy posts on this blog regarding Windows Server 2003 End of...

Windows Server 2003 EOL: ...

I run a business that profits from this need to migrate from 2003 Server but it is still w...

I want to upgrade to Wind...

Windows 10 is coming... So if you have a legitmate copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8 that con...

Windows 2003 EOL Tech Bri...

INTRODUCTION: When undertaking your Windows 2003 End of Life decommissioning process it’s ...

Windows 2003 EOL: Free li...

INTRODUCTION:

Windows 2003 EOL Tech Bri...

One of the useful side effects of Windows 2003 decommissions is to take the opportunity to...

Windows Server 2003 EOL T...

Windows 2003 EOL - Data Migration Challenge One of the major hurdles we've faced when perf...

Benefits of Infrastructur...

INTRODUCTION: Something I've seen many times in business is the lack of visibility of IT i...

Windows Server 2003 EOL: ...

INTRODUCTION: We've established that a Windows server migration and elimination project is...

Windows Server EOL: Syste...

INTRODUCTION: This blog post is part of an overall series on Windows Server 2003 End of Li...

Windows Server 2003 Decom...

INTRODUCTION: A common scenario we have encountered during  a Windows Server Migration pro...

Tech Brief - Upgrading a ...

INTRODUCTION: In the first two articles in this series we covered some general considerati...

Windows 2003 EOL - Proces...

It is likely you will need to manage a number of Line of Business ("LOB") applications as ...

Tech Brief - Upgrading a ...

INTRODUCTION: Many Windows 2003 servers have already been P2V’d as IT departments strive f...

Windows Server Migrations...

On the surface it looks simple. Your business runs 25% of old servers. They are no longer ...

Windows 2003 EOL – What a...

As you all know, Windows 2003 has been the reliable workhorse of the Microsoft server fami...

Tech Brief – Windows 2003...

By now we’re sure that many of you are knee-deep in Windows 2003 server migration and deco...

Windows Server 2003 EOL A...

INTRODUCTION: Writing on the eve of Windows Server 2003 reaching its end of life, it is fa...

Reporting KPIs to conside...

Reporting complexities of a Windows Server migration can be simplified by following agains...

Complexities of a Windows...

Windows Server projects are not limited to...Windows Server For those that have worked wit...

Windows Server 2003 Migra...

I'll present this as a fictitious Microsoft Exam scenario. Contoso Records limited is a mu...

Rush to Migrate from Wind...

Let's face it- if you have not chosen to migrate from Windows Server 2003 yet, you will mi...

A bad break up story: Win...

Windows Server 2003, 2015's worst break up.  Let's face it- we all know a relationship tha...

Windows Server 2003 Migra...

INTRODUCTION: It struck me recently there are not that many blogs dedicated to Windows Ser...

The Cost of Staying on Wi...

Windows Server 2003 is almost old news. Or is it?  Recently, it is estimated that $9 Milli...

3 Myths: Why Not to Migra...

In about 2 weeks Windows Server 2003 will be unsupported. If you have not migrated by now,...

IT Security Proves Top Th...

At the halfway mark through the year we are exploring what is said to be one of the larges...

How will standardising yo...

With businesses more accepting to change and cutting costs emerging as a priority, standar...

What is Windows 10 Missin...

A look into what the new Windows 10 upgrade will not include...  

Six Tips to Consider Duri...

How do I migrate from Windows Server 2003? We have given you compelling reasons to migrate...

How CIOs are Improving IT...

Digital Technology To Play a Large Part in Improving IT Performance  With rapid growth of ...

Free Windows Migration Pl...

Microsoft Lends a Helping Hand with Windows Server 2003 Migration Planning Assistant  Desp...

Why Upgrade from Windows ...

Looking to migrate from Windows Server 2003? The reasons to do it now... Windows Server 20...

Windows 10 Encompasses 'S...

Window 10: AllJoyn paves the way for future tech trends. 

5 Ways Windows 10 Can Ben...

As mentioned here, after much anticipation, the official release date of Windows 10 has be...

Windows 10 Official Relea...

The Windows 10 Release Date has been announced! First announced in April 2014, much antici...

First Female Winner-Micro...

The Future of Technology: Women and Apprentices? In the world of technology, things can ch...

Microsoft Apprentice of t...

Today the Microsoft Apprentice of the Year 2015 will be named at the Microsoft UK Headquar...

Make scheduling your IT E...

Health and Data Protection durign a Windows Migration Health and data protection are very ...

Windows Migration Tools M...

  Migrate users and computers to secure modern systems... After using the Discovery and Pl...

Office365 Migration Tools...

Thinking about an Office 365 Migration?   Lens provides Project Managers with Office 365 M...

Office 365 Migration Mana...

Office 365 Migration Basics Cloud based migrations are occuring more and more frequently w...

How to Plan A Windows Ser...

Planning a Windows Server Migration In part one of this series (here) we discussed how Win...

How to Plan A Windows Ser...

Windows Server Migration Planning Tools... As it is almost time to say goodbye to Windows ...

Windows Migration Managem...

How to manage OS End of Life during A Windows Migration As a part of the Migration Managem...

Identify Cost and Reduce ...

Reduce risk during a Windows Migration with Model Mapping This feature of Lens allows you ...

Project Management during...

Project Management tools to assist Windows Migration projects. As part of the Migration Ma...

How To Record Issues Duri...

A deeper dive into tools for a windows migration project...  As mentioned in our Remediati...

Windows Migration Risks, ...

As mentioned in our initial ARID post, initiating a windows migration project across a num...

Minimise disruption and c...

Review and Remediate during your Windows Migration The Remediate portion of the Planning T...

Assess Your Project Risks...

Planning ahead for your Windows Migration... not only increases overall project success, b...

Management Tools for a Wi...

A look into your Windows Migration... High level project management tools are categorised ...

How To Be More Transparen...

Project Management focused, the Planning section of Lens is dedicated to improve strategic...

How To Track Risks before...

Implementing Lens across a number of computer systems, people, applications and servers me...

Discovery: Windows Server...

As mentioned in part one of this blog series, Lens allows you to view your discovery data ...

Discovery: Windows Server...

Lens allows you to view your discovery data from many perspectives. For instance you can s...

Planning your Migration P...

Assess IT Assets before, during and after a Windows Migration We wanted to provide a quick...

Increase customised Enter...

We wanted to create a solution for businesses that could be extensible and configurable to...

Office 365 and Windows Mi...

Help for Office 365 and Windows Migration When we meet Enterprise clients one of the first...

National Apprentice Week:...

It happens to be National Apprentice Week right now which according to the Government webs...

10 Best New Features in W...

10 Best New Features in Windows 10 Recently Microsoft announced to the world the up and co...

Windows 10 Upgrade Observ...

INTRODUCTION: I recently upgraded a test laptop to the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview...

Windows 10 In-Place Upgra...

INTRODUCTION: We could not wait to get our hands on the latest Windows 10 Technical Previe...

SCCM 2007 OS Deployment S...

SCCM 2007 OS Deployment SQL Database When developing a Windows build via MDT it can be use...

The Windows 10 Business C...

Innovation lies ahead... We were fortunate enough to watch the recent Windows 10 announcem...

LENS: Asset Management So...

INTRODUCTION: Our "hybird asset-management and migration tool" is now available in beta! W...

SCCM 2007 and Windows Upd...

Having met a frustrated client in need, it reminded me that even when you think you have t...

SCCM 2007 re-installation...

I decided to share a few discoveries I made along the way to doing the re-install of SCCM ...

When Windows 8.1 comes in...

I make no secret that I like Windows 8.1, and I happily acknowledge that I am in a minorit...

Using the Surface RT and ...

As someone who had tried various manufacturers tablet PCs in the past I had always thought...

Lync and presence and why...

As a project manager with a team who can often be spread across the country or even the co...

Office 365 - a myriad of ...

We recently met with a potential customer to discuss Microsoft Office 365. As a customer t...

Windows 8 Childs play?

An archive blog post wich is interesting to read considering the up and coming release of ...

SCCM 2012 Software Centre...

If you need to un-install the SCCM 2012 agent you may find Software Centre remains in the ...

Office 365 - Granting/Rev...

This entry explains how to both grant and revoke permissions in the Office 365 Cloud via P...

Why you have BYOD and you...

There’s a growing trend in the Enterprise and I am not talking Bring your own device (BYOD...

Microsoft Apprentice of t...

My Journey as an Apprentice I remember very clearly the week prior to starting my QA Appre...

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