Posts by Chris Ward

Top 3 Steps to a Smarter Business

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Top 3 Steps to a Smarter Business Being smart is a good thing. So much so that every industry has its own acronym for it. You’ve seen this one: Specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely. How about: Self-Monitoring Analysis And Reporting Technology.  Or even smart watches. Whether in the traditional sense of the class genius, or…

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A Timico Trip to Croatia and the Importance of Recognition

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Sun, fine dining and Game of Thrones. Timico holiday winners take to Croatia. Facing the Adriatic Sea, encircled by an ancient wall with the occasional croak of pelicans, the city of Dubrovnik sits with a dreamy air. It’s a melting pot of warm sand, turquoise water and rich history. Coined by Lord Byron as The…

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Why Charities Cannot Afford to Ignore Digitalisation

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Why Charities Cannot Afford to Ignore Digitalisation With online donations accounting for £2.4 billion in donations from the UK annually, the way in which we interact with charities has changed. This article proposes how and why charities must embrace digital transformation to realise their potential. This is the information age. It has never been easier…

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The Single Biggest Threat Facing Hospitality

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The Single Biggest Threat Facing Hospitality After the success of our recent post The Top 3 Reasons Why Your Business Might Collapse in 3 Years we turn our attention to hospitality and the single biggest threat facing the industry. Hospitality organisations have come under heavy fire lately with the arrival of digital competitors such as…

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The Cyber-Attacks Threatening Your Business

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The Cyber-Attacks Threatening Your Business As we embrace the digital revolution, along with the countless benefits, it’s important to remain vigilante in securing your business against the threats. To many, the cyber-universe is confusing, geeky and surreal. However, the threats of cyber-security are very real. Any ignorance of their capabilities can be catastrophic for your…

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Warning Signs Your IT is Holding You Back

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Warning Signs Your IT is Holding You Back Digital transformation is talked about in every board meeting, seminar and I swear even my 5-year-old nephew had something to say. It’s relevant and it’s now. Knowing how, when and where to invest can be confusing. We’ve narrowed down what we believe paramount IT solutions to 3…

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Apps to Improve Your Wellbeing

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Apps to Improve Your Wellbeing World Suicide Prevention Day should be a day of empowerment. It’s not a morbid topic. It’s getting real about problems that we may all face at stages in our lives. Life is blimmin’ hard at times. I cannot write as a psychiatrist, but I can write as a survivor of…

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An Argument for E-Readers and the Digitalisation of Books

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An Argument for E-Readers and the Digitalisation of Books Today is World Book Day and an opportunity to analyse two of my favourite subjects: literature and digitalisation. Since the arrival of the Kindle in 2007, literature has taken strides into the digital world. As a literature student myself, I didn’t always take kindly to the…

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Innovation: How to Apply and Not Just Say

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Innovation: How to Apply and Not Just Say “Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity – not a threat.” Steve Jobs Every boilerplate says the same thing. ‘We are passionate about innovation’. It’s like our creativity is capped to this sleepy copy n paste. All that’s happening is we’re in this lazy…

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Everyday Benefits of Digital Banking

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Everyday Benefits of Digital Banking The genome of ‘survival’ in the digital evolution of species is this: who can get ahead in the game of digital transformation. This is what all businesses are competing for. They know that to succeed in today’s market requires a total revolution of digital practice. None more so than banking.…

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