Mitesh Patel

Mitesh Patel is Managing Director at Fifosys. He has over 13 years’ experience with a number of IT and business qualifications. He has been Managing Director of Fifosys since 2001 and has built the business to over 100 clients. Fifosys currently employs 50 staff who offer day to day IT support to over 2500 members of staff within their clients’ businesses. Fifosys is a trusted technology partner for fast-growing businesses across sectors including financial and professional services, education, medical and healthcare industries, the media and property development and management.

Building Communication Into The Property Portfolio

Broadband is the second service set up by individuals in a new home – only electricity is deemed more important. So why are many property developers and landlords still failing to ensure the quality and reliability of both broadband and mobile services in new buildings? In an era of ubiquitous mobile coverage, tenants are far from impressed to discover the use of modern insulation and tinted windo...

New CIOs: How To Gain Control Within The First 30 Days

You only get one chance to make a first impression and the first 30 days will be critical in shaping the ensuing six months. For the majority of new CIOs, the new role comes with clear expectations – a key area of pain to resolve or corporate objective to meet. Yet in reality, even ascertaining the extent and state of the IT infrastructure can be difficult. The IT team can be territorial and wary ...

Releasing Your Inner Innovator

The role of the IT Director is changing. Having fought for years to gain a seat on the board, with mixed success, the inevitable shift of IT infrastructure to the cloud finally presents the IT Director with a chance to fundamentally change the role and deliver true strategic innovation. Removing the routine tasks of day to day infrastructure administration and planning for server/networking refres...

What IT Risks Have You Knowingly Or Unknowingly Accepted?

What level of IT risk is acceptable for your business and what risks have you already knowingly or unknowingly accepted? These are the questions you need to be asking and answering in developing an effective and efficient IT strategy. If businesses don’t know what they have currently, how will they confidently know that the new solutions implemented are going to deliver in the future? A large numb...

The Role Of The IT Director Is Changing, Embrace It

Having fought for years to gain a seat on the board, with mixed success, the inevitable shift of IT infrastructure to the cloud finally presents the IT Director with a chance to fundamentally change the role and deliver true strategic innovation. Removing the routine tasks of day to day infrastructure administration and planning for server/networking refresh releases the IT Director to focus on th...

IT’s Lack Of Understanding And Insight Can Jeopardise Business

Small IT departments of mid-market and SME organisations could be unknowingly jeopardising the business through a lack of understanding and insight. In part, the problem is one of culture. More often than not IT Directors in mid-market and SME businesses are long term employees who have progressed to senior status through longevity and loyalty. It is highly unlikely that the organisation has provi...

Risky Business?

How many mid-market and SME organisations are unknowingly risking the business because they have failed to actively consider the risks associated with IT? If you think the answer is ‘A few but definitely not you!’ you probably need to think again explains Mitesh Patel, Managing Director of outsourced technology infrastructure provider, Fifosys. Many SMEs have not read or understood the service and...