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Ray Holt joins the Audent consortium.

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Audent has expanded their senior leadership team and board level expertise with a real gem in the Global business community.  Raymond Holt joins Audent as Chief Financial Officer.  Jeremy Hennequin at the helm of Audent has assembled a team of board members that are leaders in their field.  He comments: “During the interview with Ray, it was clear that he is an all encompassing CFO combining excellent financial discipline with a close eye on innovation and the end customer.  As with all great interviews, it was a fine line between who was interviewing who!  I am sure Ray will help us run a tight ship and inspire us to stay current.  It was a bit surreal interviewing the ex Commercial Manager of Kia Motors!”

Ray is the ex Commercial Manager of Kia Motors, Courts PLC and runs a consultancy business.  The background in automotive and furniture instils discipline, keenly focussed on lean competitive edge in very tough markets.  Ray has been looking for a business that uses a virtual model for some time and supports the Audent approach which uses industry leading expertise when required to meet client demand.  Ray describes Audent: “a bit like the England football team that takes the best resources from across the sport to assemble as one cohesive, virtual team.”   Quick to add to Ray’s comment Jeremy said:  “well, we are like the England football team, but we deliver on time and in budget!”.

Importantly, Ray shares our values.  We actually care about life and business, driving and holding true to our values, the joy and realisation it’s all just about life, working together out of choice and a genuine shared inter-dependency.

Application development

New partnership announcement. Audent is like a Chameleon in many ways.

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Chameleons are a very apt species to use for this partnership announcement. They have the ability to adapt quickly to change on demand and have independent eyes to keep an eye out for danger, risk and opportunity. Audent is a consortium group of specialist companies that consult with customers to achieve the best IT solutions based on requirement, often taking on responsibility with each project to have an independent set of eyes on the business and how IT supports growth.

We are pleased to announce today that Marjolo have joined us and bring a very interesting management consultancy approach that enhances the Audent Consortium. Marjolo centre themselves on how to? how long? and how much? They have turned management consultancy on it’s head by using proven acceleration techniques; which is a refreshing change, we hope you agree.

Marjolo have delivered a series of successful projects such as:  £50,000,000 in operational saving to a telco using techniques to automate complex processes, securing £1,600,000 investment for systems development to share data in a government department surrounding the EU exit and delivering a fintech Open Banking Solution that was portable and easy to deploy. Leveraging up to the minute insights and techniques from global thought centres (MIT Sloan, HBR, Gartner, Forrester) and combining this with real life, practical, experiences from public and private sector; makes this new consortium member able to work with each business and maximise technology for growth. Using short form (two-six weeks) sprint techniques ensures that projects happen on time and faster than previously experienced.

In the event that you would like a briefer engagement to engage with us on a first pass to explore our capabilities we have launched a service called Impact90. This is a fast track approach to fast track delivery in an area that is high priority such as automating customer interaction processes.

The Impact90 service addresses the following areas in a one day workshop:

• Your organisation’s ambitions and timescales
• Understand immediate concerns and issues
• Identify the first changes to deliver in 90 days
• Define how the changes will be implemented

We would be happy to arrange an introductory call to talk further about your plans or you can email us at enquiries@audent.co.uk

Join us in welcoming Marjolo and we hope to meet you soon. (Probably on Teams, Zoom or other virtual technology under the circumstances).

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Audent, independent research finds shocking price differences with 365 backup vendors. Some apples are more expensive than others.

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Audent is an independent systems integrator. Our philosophy is that technology is secondary to customer requirement. Very often, when asked by clients to help with finding the right technology for their requirement, we review the available options in the market. Often starting with Forrester and Gartner positioning to pick our shortlist of vendors. We then find out more about functionality verses price to help our customers make an informed decision. We are also a reseller of the major vendors giving our clients the freedom to buy from us if they would like to.

The global investment market has been a fan of these independent Audent reviews for over 7 years because they get insight into the real world using live intelligence to help decide where to put their hard earned investment money. Very often we have to work out if we are comparing apples for apples and in some cases we are and why are the prices so different?

In a recent exercise where we compared the market leading vendors in 365 and general enterprise backup we found some shocking results where one vendor was in fact nearly 10 times the cost of the market leader who met the same functionality brief given to us by the customer. If you want to find out more we can release the results to you with no obligation and also free of charge. Let us know and respond to this blog. (Independent reports are generated in conjunction with the Audent Technical Excellence Committee, ATEC).