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Having received a degree in business studies from the University of Huddersfield, Andrew began his professional sales career at a textiles company, but soon realised that his interest lay in technology. After working in various support roles, Andrew moved into a sales capacity for a number of software orgainsations. Andrew joined The Waterdale Group as the sales and marketing director of CPiO, before rising through the ranks and becoming managing director in 2006. In his role as managing director, Andrew focuses on the growth of the business. This is in addition to retaining CPiO’S excellent reputation for strong customer service and its position as one of the UK’s leading resellers of Sage software.

What 3 Things Are Driving Enterprises To The Cloud?

John F Kennedy once said, “Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” This is especially true for business IT, with many businesses that neglect newer technologies often facing internal process inefficiencies and competitive disadvantages. Cloud computing is one of these technologies. It has gained traction with consumers in the past decade, but businesses are only now beginning to realise the impact adoption can have. But what are the key factors that are driving this realisation? From my experience of serving SMEs, the drivers often include a need for connectivity, the desire to improve operations and data flexibility. 1. Connectivity It’s estimated that in 2020 there will be over 5 billion internet users, with over half of t...