With information Technology ever improving and with users making greater use of IT solutions, one would think that we all have a good handle on our business processes; but if you read and watch the news, it would appear that many don't. Organisations are still going through cost cutting exercises, and trying to do 'more with less' has become the norm.
In cutting our services, many of us are missing the point though. IT providers and business consultants, including ourselves, have an immense amount of high quality knowledge between us ready to offer as part of those cost savings. Perhaps we just need to step back, and take a look at the old chestnut Joined Up Working, to see how we can increase the benefits and quality that working together can bring?
It is a proven fact that working in partnership with IT providers can, in fact, save money. Admittedly there are some classic exceptions to this, but managed well good quality business decisions can be enhanced by IT. What we have to do is ask the right questions and manage our projects properly. It is no use just concentrating on cuts; issues are invariably wider than that. We need questions like:-
When we have the answers to these questions we can start to ensure our businesses are 'fit for purpose'. We need to take stock of what we have, what it does for us, and how we can make it work harder. Doing so, we will save money and improve the business.
At Ai Solutions, we have always been available to our customers to help guide them along the way. Using ToolKit CS™ we can help you improve your work flow and provide a cost effective solution to your CDM and Asbestos issues.
Why not give us a call on 01525 850080 and speak to a member of the team? Software solutions are our business along with a wealth of knowledge to support you and provide a better, cost effective way to manage CDM and Asbestos.
The HSE has published provisional data on last year regarding the number of workers killed in the construction industry. Regrettably there has been an increase compared with the previous year, with 50 workers killed compared with 41 from the previous year.
The HSE stated that the construction industry sees more deaths than any other industrial sector. Bearing in mind that construction companies have reported less work happening on site over the last same period, this means that the already poor figures not only represent a 22% (approx) increase in fatalities, the rate per person employed must have been even worse.
The provisional data and report for all sectors can be found on the HSE web site at www.hse.gov.uk/statistics
Our User Workshops provide an excellent opportunity to see the pre-release version of our 6 monthly product updates, with some instruction, so that users can be well prepared for the installed product shortly after the events.
Our next workshop is on Tuesday 13th September 2011, please call early on 01525 850080 to reserve your place!
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