ILLY Systems Limited (Illy Systems) is a developer of specialist IT software solutions working in both the commercial and public sectors. After years of rapid growth, an expanding workforce was dealing with many parallel developments. With strong plans for growth, ILLY were keen to pre-empt & avoid future capacity issues. To achieve this, their CEO engaged Prederi to provide support in helping the company to understand how it could meet and pre-empt the future challenges and facilitate involvement from the whole team in addressing these.
Alinea Law Ltd., in addition to creating bespoke legal solutions for SMEs, undertakes large and complex consultancy projects across a number of sectors including healthcare, defence, education, engineering, construction, and oil and gas. Over the last two years, director Geoff Caesar has led in securing a valuable Ministry of Defence contract for a key client. The client is Affinity, an organisation that supplies aircraft for military in-flight training and, along with its client, Ascent, delivers technical training for the MoD's aeronautical elite. Negotiating various complexities and creating the solid legislative foundations that underpin this Private Finance Initiative bid have presented Geoff and his expert team with a series of interesting challenges, all of which they have successfully overcome. It is a landmark contract win for both Alinea Law Ltd. and for Affinity.
TellTrail is a unique social media platform based on privacy. With $21 billion lost to identity fraud  and 33% of young people exposed to unwanted sexual comments online , Founder Tony Amey decided to set up a social network built on privacy that users can trust, understand and control. Creating a social networking site with complex privacy provisions is a tough challenge. Tony worked with several developers on early versions of the product without success. The team who took the product to market in 2015 comprised five freelance developers, including Kye Etherton. Kye implemented the complex privacy requirements, and ran the robust testing processes crucial to delivering a product that lives up to its privacy claims. TellTrail.com launched to beta in 2015, and IOS and Android apps are currently in development.
Lack of confidence and procrastination are common issues that block individuals from identifying and achieving their personal and career goals. Negative thinking and the resulting patterns of behavior can be very difficult to change, especially when they are reinforced through self-fulfilling prophecies and embedded beliefs about oneself. Achieving happiness, fulfillment and attaining career goals are possible for everyone. Practical techniques like interview performance can be learnt, and self-limiting beliefs can evolve.
“We engaged with KBG IT to carry out all of the IT related work in helping us become an independent organisation, and they also became the first point of contact for all IT related issues our internal staff faced.
Our latest case study aboard the luxury ‘My Mosaique’ yacht, analyses the performance of the XCommNet internet bonding service in an environment where many internet providers find it difficult to perform and achieve their optimum output. This case study highlights not only the performance of XCommNet throughout this project, but also its adaptability and flexibility to perform in challenging circumstances. The My Mosaique yacht required fast and secure internet to ensure smooth operation during business meetings and discussions at a leading international corporate event and the below report provides a detailed overview into how XCommNet achieved this.
When Weatherbys Bank needed support within a major systems change project, Sarah from Bubble Business was hired because of her thoroughbred and horse racing industry knowledge, and her ability to streamline complex operations into simple steps. The organisation-wide systems change programme required a focused project team. Sarah was tasked with delivering six outcomes for one specific internal interface: Business analysis to identify requirements and recommend changes to process. Support for software development phases – to ensure alignment with planned changes. Test cycle support – including systems, user acceptance and latest software release checks. Support for the live implementation date – with weekly reporting to directors and senior management. Written documentation to define and embed the revised processes. Training sessions to support internal staff dealing with new processes; overview sessions for decision makers, and a handover to a permanent member of the team.
Seeking funding and preparing for investor conversations can be a daunting process for start-ups. Some start-ups struggle to understand financial terminology, while others overestimate potential sales and create unrealistic cash flow and revenue forecasts. Pitching for funding without an understanding of the numbers undermines investor confidence, and reduces the attractiveness of the proposition.
Our client, a craft beer brewkit and bacon making kit distributor came to us with a personal problem. His business was doing well and growing that it was starting to get in the way of his favorite activities. Between managing his e-stores, maintaining his blogs, arranging supplies, quality control, picking and packing orders and waiting for pickup trucks each day there was no “me” time left in the day. You see he had built up his Ecommerce business to the point where he needed to be hands on each day, 5 days a week as well as providing classes and attending shows on weekends. Yes, he was living the dream but the dream started to come back at him.
Health business Isansys Lifecare has developed a wireless system that allows doctors to monitor patients at all times from anywhere. Revolutionising monitoring of patients A groundbreaking monitoring system developed by Isansys Lifecare that receives signals from wireless sensors on a patient is being shipped to hospitals around the world. The patient status engine receives patients’ vital signs from wearable wireless sensors. It lets healthcare providers monitor patients at all times, in real time, wherever they are, allowing speedier detection of changes in their condition. Researchers and clinicians are also using data from the system to investigate improved treatments for a host of conditions. System trialled at Birmingham Children's Hospital The patient status engine and Lifetouch wireless heart monitor – one of the system’s key sensors – were first trialled at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, Aston University and McLaren Applied Technologies. The Health Innovation Challenge Fund awarded £1.8 million for the three-year trial. Abingdon-based Isansys launched the second generation of the system in 2016. It has shipped it to hospitals in Scotland, Germany, Norway and India, and continues to process orders from all over the world. This case study has been republished under the Open Government Licence v3.0