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    About UnlokQ

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    I set up UnlokQ after almost 20 years in big corporate IT, and seeing a LOT of mistakes. My goal being to guide business owners and their IT staff away from those same mistakes.

    My experience of software vendors and managed service providers is 2-fold;

    • They have an agenda that may not be in the best interest of their customers.
    • Choices of products and approaches are artificially limited

    The approach that I use comes from consulting first principles;

    • Understand the REAL problem
    • Understand the context of the problem, how it affects business strategy
    • Understand the principles of the wider business - whether it is to Save Money, Grow Money or Make New Money
    • Understand all scenarios and the solutions that could apply

    And a delivery approach that allows for rapid execution;

    • Objectively balance competing priorities of initiatives and stakeholders, using quantitative and qualitative evidence.
    • Communicate constantly and maintain general direction.
    • Course correct as new information becomes available

    Executives are struggling with developing and executing strategy that enables their companies to focus on their greatest strengths and gain a competitive advantage Successful companies need an IT leader to make tough choices about how to use technology and where to focus their IT investments. With so many options in cloud computing, cybersecurity, specialised software, and other operational services, a winning strategy is essential.

    UnlokQ Perspectives

    Digital Transformation and your dead horses

    Focus on the purpose of your digital transformation, not how long it will take


    5 Things that IT has conveniently forgets…then remembers again…and again! Part 2

    Continuing a look back beyond the last 10 or 20 years of technology, addressing some [depressing] themes that lead to the conclusion that IT has never been able to make good on its charter. Rebadged solutions with improved technology disguise the inconvenient truth that IT avoids its biggest problems.