The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Why the GDPR Matters

I make no apologies for another blog on the subject of data, because I believe data is one of the most important subjects in both our personal and working lives at the moment. But first let’s talk about the Fourth Industrial Revolution. I was at a conference this week listening to a great keynote presentation […]

Time. How do you Manage Yours?

Stopwatch with words time for a rethink

Whether you are a manager, business leader, self-employed or even retired, time is undoubtedly your most precious resource.  None of us know how much we are going to have, but on a day to day basis, time is the one thing we all have exactly the same amount of; some of us just choose to […]

NEWS: Jobstream Group announces partnership with BDO Solutions in Mauritius

Over the last few months I have been working with one of my clients, Jobstream Group, to develop a partnership in Mauritius.  Jobstream Group are a UK based software company specialising in the offshore financial services sector, particularly trust administration and corporate services providers. I recognised an opportunity for Jobstream in Mauritius and over the last 6 months […]

What Could you do with a 40% Increase in Efficiency?

Arrows in the middle of a target

Solitaire Consulting is delighted to have been asked, once again, by Manx Business Solutions to speak at one of their technology seminars.  This time the event is being held at the Sefton Hotel, in the Isle of Man on Thursday 19th March 2015. Following their recent award for technology solutions that enabled clients achieve a 40% increase in […]

Effective Use of Technology Seminar 2014

Last week I presented at two business seminars in the Channel Islands, hosted by MBS Business Solutions.  The focus of the presentations was on how technology, in particular Document Management, can help solve the key problems being faced by businesses in 2014.  A copy of my presentation is available for download, by clicking the link […]

New Year, New Office in New Street & New Opportunities

Here we are at the end of another busy year, which I hope has been as successful for you as it has been for me.  Despite the difficult trading conditions, particularly at the beginning of 2012 the year has turned out very well overall. I am now looking forward to another exciting year with lots […]

iPad, iOS6, WiFi… and is Apple really a great company?

I purchased my first Apple device, a 3rd generation iPad, back in April and have been enormously impressed with it… until this week. Up to now it just works; such a refreshing change from dealing with Windows devices. However, the upgrade to iOS6 has been causing me real pain. The WiFi starting behaving erratically and […]

It’s all about the people

Two events this week have prompted me to produce this post and it just highlights what those of us who practice ‘change management’ know already – it is the people who matter if you want to bring about lasting change in your organisation. Sounds obvious I know, but two conversations this week have made me […]

M&A – how to find the perfect deal (part 2)

In part 1 of this M&A article I described why you may want to consider an acquisition.  Here are some of the reasons: Reaching a wider customer base and increasing your market share Diversification of the products, services and long-term prospects Obtaining quality staff or additional skills Reducing your costs and overheads Accelerating your business […]

Using Technology to drive change

“The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.”   Source: Steve Ballmer, Microsoft […]