Collaboration

FOCUS: Businesses seeking to enter into collaborative arrangements need to embrace contract and negotiation approaches which support achieving the benefits of co-operative working.

Organisations have a desire to harness new technologies to create innovative products and solutions, in response to digital disruption and other market challenges. Collaboration is increasingly being viewed as a means for businesses to achieve this.

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Tech Collaboration and Legal Considerations

To shed some light on the legal aspect of company collaboration, we caught up with Pinsent Masons to find out some advice on navigating contracts.

IT Companies: Let's Be Disruptive

The ‘Let’s Be Disruptive’ series considers a central issue within IT in order to offset the negative effects of disruption within the IT industry.

In previous articles I considered the possibility of larger companies engaging with smaller SMEs to address the current shortage in IT skills rather than direct recruitment. However many small SMEs are just too small and may not have the resource to deliver everything within the required timescale. Could partnering be the answer?

 

Janice Grant Shaw author of PART Seven: Come on IT Companies. Let’s be Disruptive. Working together or working with the enemy?

This series of articles has considered the ability for large and small companies to collaborate and work together. The reasons for working together are to provide larger companies with access to innovative companies whilst at the same time helping to bridge any skills gaps. Small companies gain by better utilisation of their resources, and the economy gains by the growth of small companies.

Janice Grant Shaw author of Come on IT Companies – Let’s be disruptive! Breaking the Mould

In last week’s article I continued to explore the potential for large and small companies to work together for the greater good. In other words collaboration. I identified two of the issues i.e. finding the companies in the first place and then figuring out how to work together.

part 4 of the Blog by Janice Grant Shaw. Come on It Companies. Let's be disruptive.

In last week’s blog I proposed greater collaboration between large and small companies so that each can benefit from the other. However these companies have fundamental differences. This week we are going to look at the potential benefit of a large company engaging with smaller companies and surmounting these differences.

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Come on IT Companies - Let's be disruptive! Why Use small Companies? Part three of the disruptive blog by Janice Grant Shaw

In last week’s blog I commented on how quickly things change, and used the example of the severe downturn in the Oil & Gas industry. The IT skills shortage is well documented, but are we doing anything different to address the skills issues? Is there a different way of working and using underutilised skills in small IT companies in various locations around the country?

In the words of a Twitter feed from an attendee at #DPSTech2015 ' If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you've always got'.

So let's look at things differently.

 

 

Blog from Janice Grant Shaw - Com On IT Companies - Let's be disruptive! Can we collaborate?