Decision Making, Politics and Procurement

29 June 2020

 Embedded IT - Decision Making, Politics and Procurement

This blog was written by Phil Clark, Embedded IT Founder and Director.

When I consider the complexity of some of the larger IT projects out there, it often makes me wonder how on earth they ever get anywhere.  Due to the variables surrounding technical, operational and commercial requirements, it takes a solid structure and a lot of navigation to get to a position where all parties are in agreement, in terms of what needs doing.  Furthermore, it is when the parties cannot agree that the risk and delay occurs. So, is there a good way to manage this aspect?

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Collaborative vs Prescriptive Sourcing

29 June 2020

 Collaborative vs Prescriptive Sourcing

This blog was written by Phil Clark, Embedded IT Founder and Director.

My personal and professional life have often inspired the opportunity to inform and improve aspects of the other.  Recently, my wife and I invested in some home purchases which provided interesting analogies to work related buying, and I thought it would be beneficial for others if I were to share.

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How the Embedded Directory grew by 3,000 Suppliers

11 March 2020

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This blog was written by Phil Clark, Embedded IT Founder and Director.

The Embedded Directory is a labour of love for me, that is bordering on an obsession. For the last 5 years I have been trying to find a good way to simplify the complexity of the IT business to make it more accessible - and, trust me, it’s not an easy task. I’ve blogged before about the combinations and permutations of Vendors, Channel Partners, technology types and categories, and different commercial and business models… trying to get this organised is a nightmare. Way more complex than I originally thought!

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What is the future for IT Professional Services?

29 June 2020

 Future of IT Professional Services

This blog was written by Phil Clark, Embedded IT Founder and Director.

Recently, I’ve been pondering what the impact on Professional Services (PS) firms would be in the context of all of the industry and economic changes. For a long while, PS has been the gross profit generator of an IT company, however these premium services may be in for a shock in the medium to long term so I was interested in what would be the impact of the potential threats.

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Hate networking? Join our non-networking networking events!

01 April 2020

 Embedded IT Networking Events - Virtually

This blog was written by Phil Clark, Embedded IT Founder and Director.

The prospect of attending a networking event does absolutely nothing for me. I get invited to networking events all the time, and I genuinely do try and shy away from them where possible. My worst nightmare is “speed dating events” or “breakfast briefings”, and other such events that imply some sort of desperate need to meet people.

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