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We like to keep our finger firmly on the pulse of the industry and keep you up to date with the latest cloud and IT trends, sector news and other events and opinions from our expert team here at Cranford group. This is our blog to help you stay informed.

The 5 biggest challenges when hiring tech talent

The 5 biggest challenges when hiring tech talent

17th April, 2019
Rachel talks top tech talent shortages

Tech talent, finding it is hard. It doesn’t matter whether you are an SME’s or corporate behemoth, as we meet with organisations of all types, it’s a subject that is at the forefront of peoples minds. As technology immerses itself into every aspect of our modern lives the human element has never been more important. It’s one […]

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Successful remote working, Rachel’s tips in the Yorkshire Post

26th March, 2019
Remote working top tips from Rachel

The rise of remote working. The traditional 9 to 5 in one office location is becoming more and more unusual especially in the technology industry. With all the connectivity and tech available to us we should certainly practice what we preach and look at ways to make work more flexible. There are many reasons for […]

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Digital Skills in Your Organisation, How Do You Build Them?

14th March, 2019
Rachel talking Digital Skills at Cloud Expo Europe 2019

March 12th and 13th saw the Cloud expo Europe being held at Excel in London. I was lucky enough to be invited on to a panel session in the afternoon of the 13th by the Cloud Industry Forum. Building Digital Skills in Your Organisation with chair Simon Ratcliffe of Ensono, Huw Davies from the BBC, […]

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Cranford Director Joins Cloud Industry Forum at Cloud Expo Europe

11th March, 2019
Cloud Expo Europe Logo

Cloud Expo Europe at Excel, London kicks off on the 12th and 13th March. The conference is the Uk’s biggest and most well attended tech gathering. It incorporates DevOps live, Cloud And Cyber Security Expo, Smart IoT, Big Data World, Blockchain Technology World and Data Centre World.   The event promises some 800 speakers 600 […]

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Cloud Industry Forum Welcomes Cranford Group As A Member

4th March, 2019
Cranford Group join the Cloud Industry Forum

The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) have announced that Cranford Group are the latest member to join their growing membership roster. CIF is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to improve standards and education in the Cloud industry. It provides transparency through certification to a Code of Practice. This is to endorse credible providers of cloud services […]

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Dominic Gains VeriSM Essentials Exam Pass

25th February, 2019
Dominic VeriSM Essentials

At Cranford Group we believe in a culture of continual learning and improvement. We recently shared our news that we had become a partner organisation of the IFDC. The International Foundation Of Digital Competencies are a “not for profit organisation” behind VeriSM.  Dominic has now passed his VeriSM Essentials exam. VeriSM is a new approach […]

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Cranford Group Directors recognised as VeriSM Contributors

21st February, 2019
VeriSM Contributor badge

We’ve got badges! Cranford Group Directors David Bentley, Penny Emmett and Rachel Mcelroy have been recognised as VeriSM contributors this week.  Now we have a digital badge alongside other members of the author team. As a contributor to both VeriSM publications we have given our views on the modern work infrastructure, its impact on resourcing, […]

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Cranford Directors Join UK Cloud Awards Judging Panel

30th January, 2019
UK Cloud Awards 2019 Enter Now

The 6th annual UK Cloud Awards is on May 16th in London. Bringing together the best of the industry to celebrate the diversity, innovation, excellence, customer experience and digital transformation being powered by the the revolution in technology. At Cranford we are very proud to have David Bentley our Managing Director and Rachel Mcelroy, Sales and […]

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Cloud Leadership White Paper Call For Submissions!

21st January, 2019
Cranford Group Cloud Leadership white paper

Take part! The time has come when we officially launch a call for submissions for our largest ever Cloud Leadership white paper. The workplace is changing at an unbelievable pace. Technology and the need to be agile and transformative is driving real change. There is no doubt that the enabler to much of the digital […]

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Cranford Group and IFDC announce partnership to align VeriSM™ and resourcing

18th January, 2019
VeriSM business partner

The IFDC and Cranford Group are delighted to announce they have signed a partnership agreement relating to VeriSM, the new Service Management approach for the Digital age developed by the IFDC.  As a specialist Cloud Architecture, DevOps and IT and Service Management resource provider with our foundations firmly built around ITSM the concepts around VeriSM […]

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Cloud, DevOps and Commitment Brings Reward.

14th January, 2019
Alex Wilkinson Cranford Group

We recently announced the appointment of Rachel McElroy as Sales and Marketing Director to our leadership team. Today there is more big news from us.  Our Cloud and DevOps focussed business is going from strength to strength. It is the power of people!  We have experienced an unprecedented increase in business levels. This is within our Assured Resource […]

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Cranford Group Appoint New Sales & Marketing Director To Drive Cloud Growth

7th January, 2019
Rachel Mcelroy Sales and Marketing Director Cranford Group

2018 was certainly a busy year for us at Cranford as we approach almost a decade in business. It has seen: Unprecedented levels of growth through all our business areas. Publication in the 2nd VeriSM Professional book commenting on the role of the C suite in resourcing. The digital age and the future of the workplace. […]

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Introducing Cranford Associate Frank

3rd December, 2018
Frank Malcher Cranford Associate

We wanted to tell you more about the Cranford Associate model. If you are an IT, DevOps or Cloud consultant and wanting a change in the new year, it should be on your radar! Do you feel valued at work, really valued? Do you wake up in the morning eager to get delivering on exciting […]

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UK Cloud Awards 2019 Launch For Organisations To Showcase their Achievements. 

22nd November, 2018
UK Cloud Awards 2019 Enter Now

The UK Cloud Awards have launched this week in a flurry of excitement as the categories for the awards next May are announced alongside the judging panel for the event.   David Bentley our Managing Director at Cranford Group has a background of 18 years in the Cloud and Service Management markets offering extensive knowledge […]

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Cloud Architecture Sourcing Team at Cranford strengthened by new addition

13th November, 2018
Dom Ellis Cranford Group

We are delighted to announce Dominic Ellis has joined the Cranford Group team as an Associate Resourcer. Dominic has previous experience within the IT and technology sectors in sourcing bringing transferable skills into his new role with us. He has a keen interest in the Digital, Cloud and Tech sector, including where it is heading […]

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Cranford Group Contribute Sourcing Industry Overview for VeriSM Unwrapped and Applied

22nd October, 2018

  Cranford group are delighted to have contributed to the new VeriSM publication – “VeriSM Unwrapped and Applied” which has been published this month. The 2nd book covers the “how to” of VeriSM from a global author and collaborator team of over 70 people and organisations and includes case studies from early adopters, deep dives […]

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New Team Member at Cranford

17th October, 2018

  All the Cranford Group team would like to extend a very warm welcome to Samuel who has joined us as an Associate Resourcer. Sam graduated Huddersfield University with a first class degree in Economics. He is a natural people person with a keen interest in technology and a desire to connect with people with […]

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Team Cranford take part in Byte Night sleep out to help tackle youth homelessness

6th October, 2018

Friday 5th October saw the 21st Byte Night event for Action for Children and the inaugural Leeds sleep out to help raise money for the fantastic work they do in supporting vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness across the UK. Some statistics for you about homelessness in the UK: 83,000 young people a year will […]

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New Non-Executive Director Appointed at Cranford Group to head up Cloud Practice

4th October, 2018

Cranford group are delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Blunn as a Non-Executive Director to the business, heading up our Cloud practice. Martin is a hugely experienced Technical Architect/Principal Consultant who is currently Head of Technology for a Gas Utility with over 30 years background in IT and a practical and impressive knowledge of […]

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Cranford Group announce successful inclusion in the new Digital Outcomes Specialists (DOS 3) procurement framework.

1st October, 2018

Procurement and the public sector The digital marketplace is making it easier for organisations across the public and private sector to find and buy what they need across the cloud sector. As digital services become more and more prevalent in our day to day lives so too does the demand for specialist technical employees or […]

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