Calm Response helps SMB’s transform into Digital Business, helping define their Business Strategies to accommodate and build on these Business Technologies and the changing workplace.
History, a cycle of change through Innovation
A hundred years ago, companies stopped generating their own power with steam engines and dynamos and plugged into the newly built electric grid. The cheap power pumped out by electric utilities didn’t just change how businesses operate. It set off a chain reaction of economic and social transformations that brought the modern world into existence. Today, a similar revolution is under way. Hooked up to the Internet’s global computing grid, massive information-processing plants have begun pumping data and software code into our homes and businesses. This time, it’s computing that’s turning into a utility.
The Big Switch was published in 2008, when the power of Computers was starting to become aligned with accessibility to fast internet access through normal telephone lines and the “iPhone” had just been released.
“Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.”
The scary (or exciting) part is that the changes of the past 30 years will seem mild compared with those of the next five.
In today’s successful SMBs, technology has becomes a source of contributing to innovation, a means for creating value and a comprehensive approach for driving revenue.
Calm Response view IT as a primary engine of change for our clients, supporting their Board to define and execute forward-looking Business Strategies taking into account the introduction of new Business Technologies, changing Customer demands and the evolving workplace.
As the pace of technology progresses rapidly, it has become vital for CIOs and Business leaders to keep an eye out for transformative technologies that help increase efficiency, drive revenue, and much more. While much of the market calls cloud, consumerization and mobility “transformative trends,” they’re equally characteristic of a larger movement around “comprehensive productivity.”
Businesses and their employees are searching for ways to remain connected, collaborate, and share data while simultaneously having complete access to their personal digital life. Consumerization is the trend driving the convergence of business and personal digital lives, but the trends of cloud computing and mobility are truly enabling consumerization.
Calm Response help SMBs redesigning their Business to become Digital Businesses by helping them define a Digital Strategy that is responsive to these ever-changing technology advances.
Today, these new Technologies include The Cloud, Social, Mobile, Data Analytics and the Internet of Things. Companies who simply adapt their technology to the way they do business are missing the boat. Leading-edge businesses are instead adapting their businesses to the capabilities these technologies provide.
At Calm Response, we help companies gain insight on their pressing IT needs. In much the same way that a CFO (Finance Director) role is different from that of an Accountant, the CIO role is different from that of an IT Manager emphasizing the Strategic and future direction rather than looking at the day to day.
Our aim is to provide our clients Boards and Owners with independent world class CIO talent, experience and expertise at a fraction of the cost of a high powered, full time CIO, which most SMB’s cannot afford, nor do they need one on the payroll full-time.
We offer Pro-active Technology Leadership, providing value to individual business units, improve processes in a calculated manner, challenge Strategy, and empowering you the Company to achieve your Vision.
We define an SMB to having between 1 – 500 employees