Our blog

Here is a selection of our stories. They focus on latest news from our team, and also our thoughts on international events and how they are impacting the solutions we deliver.

Sysdoc on the Digital Marketplace

We're delighted to announce that we are on both the GCloud 10 and Management Consultancy Framework Two (Consultancy Two) frameworks to procure services for the government and public sector. Our solutions were developed with an understanding that people are seeking ways of working in a simpler, smarter way. In an age of digital disruption, we are harnessing the power of technology to provide organisations with what they need to fully embrace the future of work.
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Thomas Bugler

The future of work: Sustainable business

Eco-conscious business and industry solutions could contribute upwards of USD 12 trillion worth of new market value and business opportunities globally by 2030. This aligns with the Business and Sustainable Development Commission Report, Better Business, Better World (2017), which concluded that companies shifting to sustainable and environmental business models will be in the best position to fully embrace these opportunities. In addition, the next decade will be critical for businesses to place this key strategic focus on environmental challenges.
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Hettie Morrison

Digitally-Enabled Business

Returning from a recent visit to a contact centre I am familiar with (a bank centre taking customer calls), I couldn’t help but reflect on the dramatic changes seen in the last 5 years. Turning the clock back agents would have been giving out balances, discussing account transactions and ordering statements. They would have been taking around 90 calls each per day with an average call time of 180 seconds. How things have changed. 
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Geoff Hardy

Why your employer brand matters

As a key method amongst the options for employee engagement, it's no surprise then that Employer Branding is a concept that is receiving more focus. How your company is perceived and presents itself, particularly in the digital landscape, can have an impact on your employees just as much as how the outside world perceives you.
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Dan Snell

GDPR ​- Why your people are the key to GDPR Compliance

From May 2018, the EU GDPR ruling mandates that every organisation takes appropriate care of personal data, and that systems and processes all operate in accordance with the new legislation. However, except for the ‘Processors’ and ‘Controllers’ of the data, the 88 page ruling document doesn’t mention anything regarding specific requirements for a typical employee.
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Michael Clinch

How I learned to gameference

You've been asked to design a new solution, product, website, eLearning course or similar. You have many stakeholders to consult and not much time. Sound familiar? Oh, and the last 'brainstorming' sessions have been drab, poorly attended… and the subject area at hand? Well, let's say it's Master Data.
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Warren Mara

GDPR – A matter of compliance, or trust?

The new General Data Protection Regulation that comes in to play in May is accompanied by some hefty punishments for non-compliance.  For many companies, incurring a fine has been considered a risk worth taking up until now, especially where the cost of attaining compliance is known to be high.  New maximum fines will certainly sway the way some companies think about and approach their data compliance, but with the compliance obstacle large and looming, is GDPR actually being viewed through the wrong lens?
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Michael Clinch

GDPR - Do you have a firm grip on your data landscape?

GDPR will come into force on the 25th of May 2018, and represents a comprehensive reform of existing data protection measures. In loose terms this concerns only data that can be used to directly or indirectly identify a person, including names, photos, email addresses, bank details, and posts on social networking sites. To ensure compliance with key concepts such as the right to erasure and subject access requests, organisations need to be prepared to perform a sizeable review of how personal data is collected, stored and used. This can be quite a tall order given many have such elaborate data environments.
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Thomas Bugler

PRESS RELEASE: Double Silver Awards for Sysdoc at Brandon Hall

LONDON, and AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Today, 12th September 2017, we are delighted to announce that Sysdoc has won two prestigious Brandon Hall awards, for projects with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Fonterra.
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Thomas Bugler

GDPR - Data, systems, processes and people

With new GDPR legislation in sight, the path to data protection compliance has just become a little steeper for most organisations. The pitfalls are also likely to be greater once the May milestone passes – with both heftier fines available to regulators, and a greater risk that mishandling data could end up damaging the trust your customers have in your products and brand.
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Michael Clinch

What is driving the future of work?

We’re living during a time of extreme change. The way we work is changing and there is no doubt that the pace is quickening. When we meet our clients it is clear that the ‘future of work’ is high on their agendas; understanding how changes will impact their business and thinking about the way forward.  Fail to prepare and the changes could cause challenges ahead. However, for organisations and individuals who prepare for what is coming, there are exciting opportunities to take the lead. So what’s driving the changes?
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Geoff Hardy

Clare Hill - View from the Top

Sysdoc's UK CEO Clare Hill was recently interviewed for the Management Consultancies Association View From The Top. Questions from Alan Leaman, MCA CEO, saw Clare discuss issues which are pertinent to UK consulting today. Clare covers topics such as Brexit, diversity and future ways of working in our digital-centric world; and the role that we can play in defining these issues as consultancies.
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Thomas Bugler

Sysdoc at the European Business Awards 2017

On Thursday, 4th May, the 10th annual European Business Awards were held in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik. The Awards were presented at the Grand Final, and this year, Sysdoc was an official partner of the ceremony. Attendees at this prestigious event included prominent business leaders and ambassadors from across the continent.
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Thomas Bugler

Board games’ golden age: Sociable, brilliant and no screens required (thank you)

In an age of connected devices and ‘enabling’ technology, humans have become increasingly distant from one another. This is no revelation, but does present both a challenging trend and a glaringly obvious opportunity for learning professionals.
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Warren Mara