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insomniaThe other day, a colleague asked for my advice on building a simple Change Management risk matrix for categorising RFC's (Request For Change) at CAB (Change Advisory Board) according to the industry standard; "Minor", "Significant", "Major" and the dreaded... "Reject". My initial thoughts were that an honest project risk log would suffice, however it soon became clear that such an approach would be unsuitable for the intended audience.

cloudySo you want to impress your boss by saving the company money and taking your IT to the Cloud.
Great idea...Why not?

"The Cloud" is a buzzword that's been around for a good 10 years. It can mean so many different things to different people. For instance, I heard of one job candidate who managed to genuinely impress his non-technical interviewers because he mentioned "The Cloud" in one of the answers. When in actual fact it was a totally irrelevant response to the question. I'm still trying to find out if he got the job.

andrew mortimerGetting to know Andrew Mortimer, Senior Desktop Analyst at Pearson Technology for Plan-Net

This year Andrew is celebrating his 10th birthday at Plan-Net, so we caught up with him to see what he's been up to for the last decade!

byte nightLast night Plan-Net was delighted to host a table at a fundraising dinner organised by its law firm client, Norton Rose Fulbright. 

selling managed servicesIt's an alarming fact that over 50% of all mergers and acquisitions actually reduce overall shareholder value.

Failing to fully integrate IT systems is often a significant contributing factor to this poor statistic.