A fork in the road…

Today, after working 7 years with a global consulting firm, I started my new business venture, NextParadigm.

There were a number of drivers behind me starting this business, but the No. 1 reason was the opportunity to bring a step change to the value that businesses derive from their investment in IT.

Technology plays an ever-increasing part in business success, and spend on IT software and systems continues to grow commensurately. This is true for both fledgling companies and established enterprises. Despite this undeniable trend, my experience has been that we waste a lot of this spend on activities that frankly create little or no value.

Why? Sometimes it’s the bureaucracy and the systems, sometimes organisational inertia, often just inexperience and lack of knowledge. But rarely, in my experience, is it the people.

NextParadigm seeks to challenge the status quo, the “that’s the way it’s always been done around here” kind of thinking. We’ve seen what teams are capable of when we help them remove the impediments to their success.

If you’d like to find out more about NextParadigm and where we’re going, come visit our website at: