Hannah Swinson

The end of the financial year is here which is always a time for business reflections, changes and future planning. This April saw exciting new role changes for some of our clients with CEOs at the forefront of the news agenda.


Reflecting on the ‘what went wells’ and the ‘what we could do better’ saw our clients discussing all things hybrid work structures and the future of work as well as modernising technology training methods. Taking a deeper dive into what we can do better this financial year from channel partner and vendor relationships to cloud deployment, here is what our clients have been speaking about this April:



Michael DeSimone appointed new CEO of SmartRecruiters


SmartRecruiters had some very exciting news to share this month – the announcement of their new CEO Michael DeSimone. With over 20 years of experience driving revenue growth, expanding product portfolios, and building high-performing teams, DeSimone has had previous experience as the CEO of ShopKeep and Borderfree. The news was shared in BusinessLeader.



GreyOrange Co-founder Akash Gupta takes on CEO role at retail automation solutions firm


GreyOrange announced some very exciting news that co-founder Akash Gupta was its new CEO. Akash takes over the role from fellow co-founder Samay Kohli who continues to serve GreyOrange. Prior to his role as CEO, Akash has held executive roles at GreyOrange, including CTO and CPO.



Office buildings don’t build belonging, people do!


The votes are in, and the majority (80%) of UK knowledge workers believe flexible, remote or hybrid work is the way of the future. Christa Quarles, CEO at Alludo speaks with WeAreTechWomen about why remote work in the future – not only does it improve levels of productivity but it supports those who might be marginalised such as women and neurodiverse employees.



Out with the old: why traditional tech training methods need upgrading


The UK is facing a digital skills gap, and traditional technology training methods aren’t cutting it any more. With only 53.4% of all apprenticeships completed in 2021/22, they simply aren’t a viable route into the technology industry. Ash Gawthorp, Chief Academy Officer at Ten10 speaks with Open Access Government about the need for updated training methods such as academies to bridge the digital skills gap.



Outage outrage! Why public cloud is putting data and business at risk


In the last 30 or so days, there have been 60 cloud outages across four of the major cloud providers in AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and Oracle Fusion Cloud. Data from Aptum’s Cloud Impact Study reveals that with such complexity of multi-cloud environments and data risk and a lack of skills, many businesses are moving towards public cloud. ERP Today featured the findings.


Clear Junction

Dukascopy Bank and Clear Junction join forces


Dukascopy Bank and Clear Junction have partnered to provide licensed electronic money institutions and payment institutions with a one-stop solution that satisfies customers' banking and payment needs. Finextra covered the news that the partnership demonstrates how different organisations can work to complement one another.


Logicalis Group

Managed services deal size grew in 2022 despite economy woes

One in three CIOs says their company currently outsources digital services, according to a recent survey from Logicalis Group. The report, which surveyed over 1,000 CIOs, found that nearly three-quarters of respondents say that they expect to increase MSP spending this year. The findings from the survey were featured in CIO Dive.


Logicalis UK&I

Improving channel relationships: Listen more, talk less


The mantra of “listen more, talk less” should be a top priority for vendors seeking a strong and successful relationship with channel partners. Vendors can gain a lot from listening to where channel partners are going with their businesses as well as their requirements and pain points. CTO at Logicalis UK&I Mark Benson spoke with Microscope about the importance of vendors listening and learning from their channel partners.


Ivanti Wavelink

Supply chain ‘still beset by labour and skills issues’


Ivanti Wavelink quizzed 200 warehouse workers, drivers, line workers, warehouse managers, analysts, customer support specialists, and C-suiters to gauge the current state of the supply chain. The report found that one of the main concerns for 52% of supply chain managers is the time it takes to train the workforce. The survey was covered in Supply Chain Digital.



Women in Digital: Susanna Parry-Hoey


Susanna Parry-Hoey, CMO at SoftwareOne was interviewed by Think Digital Partners for its Women in Digital series. Susanna shared her career ups and the downs as well as how the technology sector can encourage more women into the industry. Women face a lot of challenges in the tech industry and Susanna details how she often used to play the “fingers on the hand” game when entering a meeting – counting all the women in the room was usually on less than two hands.


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