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  • Building a strong internal capability for a successful ERP implementation.

    about 2 months ago by Megan Hunter

    ​With the whole world investing in digital right now, there will be a myriad of success stories and unfortunately, quite a few failures. And so, ensuring a project has the right blend of skills and talent, has never been so important to the future of each organisation and their critical projects. Here we look at some of the pitfalls organisations should consider when implem...

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    Team Work
  • Who wanted to go to Vegas anyway?!

    4 months ago

    ​Microsoft Inspire never lets us down, with its spectacular presentations, product releases, and, as the name suggests, an overwhelming feeling of excitement that fuels you for the year ahead. Although a much different affair this year (do we need to mention why?!) hosting it as a purely digital event has not been to Microsoft’s detriment. Indeed, it was far more accessible ...

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  • Are your skills in demand?

    6 months ago

    Below is a snapshot analysis of the growth of the Microsoft skills market over the last 12 months. We have specifically looked at Azure, Dynamics and Power Platform. Where do you stand? See the results below.​What does the future look like?Although the number of people registered with power platform skills is relatively low, there has been a massive 227% growth in skills in ...

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    Skills Demand
  • How to get headhunted on Linkedin

    6 months ago

    LinkedIn is an incredibly powerful platform, especially if you want to find a new job. But this doesn't necessarily mean you need to apply for a role (or 50!)... 90% of recruiters actively use LinkedIn as their main job board, so you should see it as your public CV. If used correctly, recruiters and hiring managers will come to you. Add skills to your profile and use key wor...

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  • D365 Power Pub Quiz

    6 months ago

    ​Join us at "The Stay Inn" on Wednesday 3rd June for the D365 and Power Community, virtual pub Quiz!Think you've got what it takes? Contact david.scallon@cognitive-group.com or join by clicking the Teams link below at 6.30pm. What to expect?8 rounds of questions - 4 x general knowledge / pub quiz style questions- 4 x Microsoft Dynamics & Power Platform related. ​If the ...

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  • IT Market Q&A

    7 months ago

    Since lockdown found ourselves having the same conversations over and over again... quite understandably, everyone wants insight into what's happening in the market and what they should be doing next. So, we thought we'd put this out to the masses and carry out a Linkedin Live Q&A session with our very own Jonathan Keen - CEO, Josh Hutchison - Azure Business Lead, David ...

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  • Rise of the Citizen Developer

    7 months ago

    The term ‘Citizen Developers’ has been popping up across several IT functions and within different verticals for a while now, from app development within airports to automotive repair companies.  But what does this term actually mean, and how important could it grow to become? What is a ‘Citizen Developer’? Citizen developers are those that build software using rapid develop...

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  • Trust your job search to a specialist

    8 months ago

    Why finding the right recruiter will transform your life. Ok, perhaps that’s a little dramatic but the sentiment is there – “transform your job search” may be more appropriate. As a contractor, finding a recruiter is like dating, or like goldilocks and the three bears; some are sickly sweet and some don’t care enough about you, but when you find that one that’s “just right”,...

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  • Project vs Company

    9 months ago

    When seeking your next role, two things spring to mind that are valued beyond all else. The company and the project. In an ideal world, you’ll get to join an industry leading organisation that just so happens to be implementing a ground-breaking project with scope to learn loads of amazing new skills. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, and there’s a good chance you w...

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    Group Working
  • Cloud Wars

    10 months ago

    ​The public cloud computing market is forecasted to reach a value of $208 billion by the end of 2019, which is, staggeringly, an increase of over 95% over the last ten years. And over the last 6 months in the UK, there have been over 91,000 job vacancies advertised with a requirement for cloud computing skills. Although growth looks likely to be slowing as the market perhaps...

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  • How to Successfully Attract and Retain Talent

    10 months ago

    Tops Tips: How to Attract and Retain TalentPeople are what make a business. Now that’s not the first time you’ve heard this said I’m sure, but there’s good reason for that – attracting and retaining top talent is central to digital success. When you take a look at the Microsoft Dynamics talent market specifically, it’s very competitive to hire experienced candidates. Current...

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  • The Big Data Debate

    10 months ago

    ​LOOKING FORWARDS: THE BIG DATA DEBATE AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR FREEDOM Move fast and break things “Move fast and break things.” A now infamous quote from Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, which has evaporated to become a dark cloud hovering above the whole of the big tech industry today. The principle being that if you’re not breaking things, you’re not ...

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