Category: Technical Strategy

  • Quick Guide to Understanding External Driving Factors of Technology Strategy

    Quick Guide to Understanding External Driving Factors of Technology Strategy

    This guide explains the main external factors that could influence technology strategy – from start-ups to large enterprises. As you will soon learn, your technology strategy will, ultimately, reflect the landscape in which your company operates. For example, if it’s on a growth trajectory or repositioning, then it’s going to address its weaknesses. Continue reading…

  • Aligning Tech Strategy with Business Goals – Discussion Panel Summary

    Aligning Tech Strategy with Business Goals – Discussion Panel Summary

    An important part of each module in our Digital MBA for Technology Leaders is a discussion panel where a group of experienced tech leaders dive deep into critical problems of senior technology management. Here, we are bringing you a summary with key points on the subject of Tech Strategy and its alignment with the company’s…

  • Tech Leadership, In So Many Words … #11 Strategy

    Tech Leadership, In So Many Words … #11 Strategy

    Shaping strategy is a key role for any Chief Technology Officer and so it’s crucial for you to create the environment that gives you the space and time to become an effective strategist for your organization.

  • The Unwritten Laws of Engineering

    The Unwritten Laws of Engineering

    One of my favourite business and engineering books is probably one you’ve never heard of – The Unwritten Laws of Engineering by W.J. King.  Originally published in 1944 as three articles in Mechanical Engineering Magazine, the flagship publication of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). There is likely to be little in this book…

  • Improving the Cybersecurity of your Company: The Complete Guide

    Improving the Cybersecurity of your Company: The Complete Guide

    There is no doubt that cybersecurity in companies is more important than ever. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts cybercrime will cost the world in excess of $6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015

  • How Our Hiring Strategy Changed, When We Went For Growth

    How Our Hiring Strategy Changed, When We Went For Growth

    Back in 2012, I started a two-man agency in Manchester with aspirations of becoming the goto company for helping SMEs achieve digital transformation. We had to start with the basics which meant websites, apps, print … yep, you name it, we probably had a tender for it at some point. We were soon given the…

  • The Hiring Conundrum : Promote vs. Recruit

    The Hiring Conundrum : Promote vs. Recruit

    The business is going gangbusters. The team is starting to creak under increasing pressure. The CEO is demanding quick hires to plug the gaps. What to do? Recruit internally and know what you’re getting or, hire externally to find the right expertise but potentially disrupt team cohesion? Internal Promotion If you’re growing quickly, you will…

  • What a CTO needs to consider, When choosing a technology stack

    What a CTO needs to consider, When choosing a technology stack

    When I was a developer, I always wanted to use the latest language and framework. I would accept the foibles of the framework, just because it was new and cool. Spend hours setting it up, installing all the different components, writing a simple application and then deploying at the click of a button …. only…

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