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Executive Support

05/07/2017 16:49:14   In Our Blog  
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As part of the BRM Forum we discussed some practical steps and approaches that our Panel had taken.

Role Conflict

05/07/2017 16:33:57   In Our Blog  
brm, management, it business partner, skills, strategic partner, practical steps, influence, relationships, role conflict
As part of the BRM Forum we discussed some practical steps and approaches that our Panel had taken

Shadow IT

05/07/2017 15:06:04   In Our Blog  
brm, management, it business partner, skills, strategic partner, challenge, shadow it, practical steps, influence, relationships
As part of the BRM Forum we discussed some practical steps and approaches that our Panel had taken

Finding the Right IT Business Partner

05/07/2017 15:02:38   In Our Blog  
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The interview covers a number of subjects including role conflict, competencies, capability maturity, personal development and training.

Continuous Service Improvement

19/06/2017 13:21:25   In Our Blog  
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As a part of our forum we ran a demonstration of [email protected] We found out that continuous service improvement has a key role to play!

Supporting Island Voyagers

16/05/2017 11:30:15   In Our Blog  
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We are proud supporters of Island Voyagers, as they attempt to row around the UK non-stop and unassisted for the Honeypot Children's Charity

Corporate Innovation

08/05/2017 11:02:30   In Our Blog  
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Applying startup principles such as the "Three Horizons" to the way corporates manage disruptive change

IT as a Business Partner

27/04/2017 12:30:37   In Our Blog  
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IT working as a Business Partner has real benefits for an organisation, but getting there means overcoming challenges. Download our whitepaper

Podcast - How to get your business case approved

19/04/2017 10:56:29   In Our Blog  
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Getting your business case approved can be a tough job - here Jon Baxter and Dr Robina Chatham talk about this sticky issue on our first podcast

Organisational Stress: Mergers and Acquisitions

03/04/2017 12:17:22   In Our Blog  
baxter thompson associates, brm, merger, acquisition, strategy, organisational stress, stress, management
When two organisations come together through a merger or an acquisition, it can create organisational stress

Employee Awareness in Information Security

14/03/2017 10:25:09   In Our Blog  
baxter thompson associates, brm, infosec, employee engagement, information security, awareness
Finding the optimal infosec solution for your organisation is about engaging employees as well as finding the best technology

Measuring Business Maturity

07/03/2017 11:13:58   In Our Blog  
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Results from the 2016 IT Business Partner Survey - Business Maturity across UK organisations is measured and recommendations made for improvement

Corporate Politics in IT Business Partnering

27/02/2017 10:04:42   In Our Blog  
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Corporate Politics are impossible to avoid but how you as an IT Business Partner deal with it will shape the success of your projects. Here's how.

Emerging Technology and the Insurance Industry

16/02/2017 12:44:19   In Our Blog  
baxter thompson associates, capability, instech2020, insurance, insurtech, innovation, disruption
Jon Baxter talks at Instech2020 about the challenges facing the insurance industry and how technology will shape the insurance industry of the future

Opportunities in IT Capability

08/02/2017 21:53:46   In Our Blog  
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Ensure Benefits Delivery, A COBIT capability is ranked poorly by our survey.

The Role of the IT Business Partner in Organisational Change

30/01/2017 12:44:09   In Our Blog  
communication, organisational change, innovation, decommissioning, role, it business partner, negotiation, influencing
The IT Business Partner is in a strong position to drive forward organisational change. Conveying that change can be a challenge.

What is Shadow IT?

06/01/2017 16:14:26   In Our Blog  
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Shadow IT is the term used for software applications that run outside of the organisation’s approved technology provision.

The UK IT Business Partner Survey 2016

06/01/2017 16:11:16   In Our Blog  
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Results and findings from our 2016 IT Business Partner Survey

Managing Difficult People

20/10/2016 06:52:05   In Our Blog  
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The final part in our series about influence, how do we manage difficult people? How do we identify and engage with the source and it's origin?

The [email protected] Business Simulation Game

12/10/2016 06:28:51   In Our Blog  
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Learn about the latest BRM conference and an exciting simulation game we participated in, what can the simulation tell you about your business?