Will my business be the next Unicorn?

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Introduction The IT market has spawned some hugely successful businesses such as Facebook, Uber, Snapchat, and LinkedIn. With the memory of the last recession now fast fading IT is once again centre stage with investors keen to find the next success story. There are more start-ups being launched every year … Read More

Time to sell/invest

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Introduction Perhaps you have spent the last few years working hard to build your business and are now looking to sell it to relax and spend some quality time with the family. Alternatively you might be looking to attract some investment to support an expansion, acquisition or diversification. Whatever the … Read More

Building your Board Team

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  Introduction For any team event in sports the selection of people to work together is absolutely critical and the same applies in business when you start a new venture. Get it right and you will have a much better chance of a success and funding, get it wrong and … Read More

Top 10 strategic trends for 2015

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Introduction Gartner recently published it’s top 10 strategic trends for 2015. We have taken these and summarised a bit to help you understand the key elements. These strategic focus areas also complement our earlier forecast article so please read both together. Computing Everywhere Despite some initial reservations the rate of … Read More

Intellectual Property Rights

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Introduction One of the most complex topics that any business is going to encounter relates to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Its very easy to overlook how important getting this right is, particularly for start-ups and all businesses with unique products. This article provides a very brief overview of Copyright, Trademark and … Read More

Korolit’s projections for 2015

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At the end of each year we provide some forecasts for the IT industry. Last year the focus was very much on the growth of ‘Cloud’ and associated technologies and highlighted a market returning to growth. This year the forecast, based on IDC analysis is evan more exciting and we … Read More

Why do I need an IT Strategy for my business?

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Introduction IT Strategy is one of those topics that comes up repeatedly and generates the highest levels of interest in our Blog. This article explains the importance of having a defined strategy and its relationship with the Business Plan.   Why Do We Need an IT Strategy? For most businesses … Read More

Cloud – Where are we?

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We have come back to this topic several times over the past year as the market is going through a period of rapid change and growth. It’s quite staggering to see projections that the global cloud computing market is expected to grow at a 30% CAGR reaching $270 billion in … Read More

How important is strategy?

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It’s been interesting to see which of our blog topics attract the most interest and the clear leader to date has been anything with strategy in the title! A strategic plan is probably one of the single most important things any organization can produce. It puts in place the core … Read More

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Primer

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As Data becomes progressively more important to many businesses CRM and ERP are two important technology acronyms that businesses need to know about. What is CRM?CRM is an abbreviation for Customer Relationship Management and is a phrase used to describe all aspects of interaction that a company has with its customer, … Read More

Big Data predictions

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Here are some interesting Big Data predictions: Market The market for big data will grow to $16.1 billion by the end of 2014, that’s 6 times faster than the overall IT market! Cloud infrastructure will be the fastest-growing part of the big data market, with a 2013-2017 CAGR of close … Read More

Korolit’s five predictions

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Here are our five Korolit predictions for the next few years. We will come back to these in a few years to see how closely they became a reality! 1. Connectivity Over the next few years it will be normal for every system or person to be permanently ‘on-line’. This will … Read More

Moving to the cloud – Why move?

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IT infrastructure is changing dramatically, and cloud computing is largely responsible for that change. A recent survey of 489 organizations found that 77% of firms are using or have plans to use cloud computing. 64% said they believed the cloud would be the best way to manage IT infrastructure within three … Read More

Digital Strategy – Social Media Introduction

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 In this article we take a look at the social media channel options that are available to your organisation and provide some guidance on their application. This should be read in conjunction with our earlier blog post entitled ‘Digital Strategy’ as any social media initiative should form part of an … Read More

Digital Strategy – The role of the CIO and CMO

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In this article, and as a follow-on from the original digital strategy article, we take a look at the impact of digital transformation on the roles of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). We also discuss and propose some changes to help leverage the challenges (e.g. Big … Read More

What is a ‘Digital Strategy’?

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After a steady stream of new IT buzzwords such as Virtualization, Big Data, BYOD, Analytics and Cloud many people probably didn’t pay much attention to one new term that has recently been added. ‘Digital’ is possibly the most significant thing to hit IT in many years. This blog provides a … Read More

Handshake or Dial-In?

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It’s a powerful example of the importance of using the right approach in meeting people. Obama could have chosen to just phone, or perhaps invite New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to a video call to discuss the impact of Hurricane Sandy at the end of last year. Instead he chose … Read More

Building the Case for Change

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In ‘Successful Projects’ we talked about Outcomes as a key factor in scoping, managing and determining the success of any project. There were also some guidelines on how to get off to a good start. In the case of a broader more business focused change we need to pull together a … Read More

Cloud Basics For Business Leaders

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On our website (www.korolit.com) we talk about the high level of jargon it IT. No-one is going to try to stand their ground and argue that were great at explaining IT in simple terms to people who just want to use it to do a job better, faster and to … Read More

Think mobile!

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The world live in is moving forward at an astonishing pace and this is particularly evident in the changes taking place in mobility as we break free  of the constraints imposed by the traditional office workstation or home PC and make use of progressively more powerful mobile devices,  more sophisticated applications, … Read More