What we believe in

Our approach is based on the belief that managing IT in many respects is like running a business, and that our CIO clients need to organise well, spend wisely and create value for their customers, both internal and external, by adopting good business practices.

We are far more concerned with the quality of our work, and in achieving business outcomes for our clients, than the mere execution of a process.

We are truly independent, and have no prejudice or intent other than to provide advice which is genuinely in the best interests of our clients, even if that means turning down work. Read more

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Enterprise Content Management: Is it an insurmountable opportunity?Enterprise content Management (ECM) can significantly improve productivity, particularly in workflows, especially those with electronic collaboration, and can respond quickly and cheaply to compliance requirements. However, in many companies ECM-related strategies have not been successful. There are three main…
The reality of delivering Consumerisation in CorporatesThe Economist special recently highlighted the increasing use of Consumer Technology in Corporates in its article ‘The consumer–industrial complex‘. Differentis has been involved in leading edge efforts in Consumerisation for the last decade, and it is evident that these changes have massive consequences for…
Is someone advising you to move to the Cloud? Then think about this:Suppliers and evangelists are enthusiastically promoting the wholesale migration of corporate IT into the cloud; what appears to be a simple suggestion hides a set of complex trade–offs. It’s true that mobility continues to grow, that we are enthused by new consumer technology, and that work and play are not…
The XP trap, there is a better wayXP the faithful servant XP has been a faithful servant of the corporate world. Most corporations have built a locked down image of XP to run on their desktops, and this is still widely regarded as the best way to manage a large estate without explosive support and testing costs. This has come at the price of speed…
Consumerisation of technology: Curse or Cure? (3/3)In Part 2 we provided some rules of thumb to show how organisations can harness the enthusiasm of users to create new and valuable applications of its technologies, and in Part 1 we discussed how organisations can create value from the consumerisation of traditional IT. In this part we are going to look at some of…

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Jim Patience, CEO of Differentis
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