Archive for the ‘Jenrick IT’ Category

Jenrick appoints London-based Design Agency ‘The Tree’ for 2015 Brand Re-Fresh

Friday, February 6th, 2015

We can’t quite believe it ourselves but it was eight years ago when we launched the new Jenrick brand.The-Tree-creative-design-agency

Simon Murphy, CEO of Jenrick, explains why the initial re-brand project was undertaken:

“If I go back 10 years or so, you could ask anyone in Jenrick to describe the values of our company they would all use words such as welcoming, personal, authentic, caring and memorable. Yet, our external branding didn’t enable us to communicate any of these strengths with our customers.

This was why, when we launched the new Jenrick brand, we placed so much emphasis on ‘people’ within our website and other marketing. We wanted everyone to realise that it‘s the people within Jenrick that make the company such a unique place to work.”

Now, almost 10 years on from this launch, as a company we’ve grown and evolved with the brand – it feels a natural part of the company and has helped to firmly establish Jenrick as an organisation that combines all of these wonderful strengths to deliver one of the most professional and personal recruitment solutions within the UK.

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However, all of us within Jenrick are committed to constantly improving everything that we do, which is why we continually question ‘how we do things’ with the goal of making ourselves and our service levels even better – and our branding and marketing is no exception to this philosophy.

This is why we embarked on several weeks of interviews with external creative design agencies in Q4 of 2014 with the goal of finding the right partner who could build upon what we have created over the last 8 years and help us share the strengths of Jenrick with even greater effectiveness.

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Cyber Security Predictions for 2015

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Jenrick IT are specialists at providing cyber security professionals for organisations throughout the UK. As a result, we are constantly aware of the changes within this sector and recently found the following article from Forbes.com, that highlights what are believed to be the biggest concerns on the future of information and network security in 2015.

CYBER SECURITY PROFESSIONALS PREDICT THEIR BIGGEST CONCERNS FOR 2015

With 2014 in the rear view mirror, it is fun to look forward to the year ahead and see if we can predict what may happen over the next twelve months. At the same time, predictions can prove to be very useful for businesses that are planning budgets and spending. So every December, cyber security experts begin to make their predictions on the future of infoCyber-security256rmation and network security.

“While no one can totally reliably predict the future, there are often good indications in what we see that provide likely directions for the coming year,” said Geoff Webb, senior director, security strategy with NetIQ.

“For example, it was pretty clear at the end of last year, after the details of the Target TGT -0.05% breach became public, that it wasn’t going to be a one-off incident. Rather, it was the opening salvo in what has proven to be a year-long attack on the retail industry.”

Webb added that by being able to look across multiple sources of information, evaluating the patterns of attack and defense, and providing commentary to a broader market can help set the security conversation for the coming year.

“After all, the more we can share information, the better we all are at responding quickly and preventing successful attacks. And that has huge value for everyone.”

With that in mind, here are five things that security professionals believe we need to think about in 2015.

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8 Key IT Hiring Trends to Watch out for in 2015

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

A big part of what we do is to advise IT leaders how to stay ahead of the competition, especially when it comes to keeping up to date with the latest IT hiring trends.team

The following article from cio.com covers 8 key points that we regularly communicate across to our clients to help them gain a competitive advantage. 

8 KEY IT HIRING TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2015

Which technology skills will be in the biggest demand in 2015? CIO.com talked to Foote Partners to find out what IT leaders need to be on the lookout for in the months ahead.

IT has grown into an entity that touches all parts of the business and organizations must keep pace or get left behind. David Foote, chief analyst and research officer with Foote Partners, makes it his business to stay on top of the technology trends driving organizations. His firm works with more than 2,600 companies monitoring IT skills pay and demand for the IT workforce. CIO.com talked to Foote to discuss the year ahead and what technology leaders need to be on the lookout for.

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UK App Economy results in jobs boom

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Jenrick IT, specialist IT recruiter found a fantastic article from Onrec, regarding the significant rise in demand for IT developers as a result of the UK app economy growth over the last mobile-recruitingyear. 

In addition, the impact of this rise has created another 15,000 IT companies across the UK, and as this article explains, many are relying on IT contractors to fulfil their development projects that only require their expertise over a short period of time.

The number of IT companies in the UK has jumped by 15,000 in the last year, rising from 306,000 in 2013 to 321,000 in 2014, as the boom in ‘app’ and ‘FinTech’ companies drives business creation, reveals research from NoPalaver Group, a leading provider of accounting services to IT contractors.

NoPalaver says that Google estimates put the contribution of the ‘app economy’ to the UK at £4 billion, expected to rise to £31 billion by 2025*, and that the sector is set to attract increasing numbers of entrepreneurs and venture capital investment.

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2015 technology predictions for CIOs

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

To kick start the new year, now is a good time to keep a close eye on what CIO’s can expect in the near future wit2015h regards to technology trends and best practices. In this article we found from ‘The Enterprisers Project’,  IT Executives reveal what they believe to be the key areas to consider to ensure a successful outcome on their IT project delivery.

2015 TECHNOLOGY PREDICTIONS FOR CIOs

1. Mobile exploits will rise sharply

“The mobile space. At the moment, from what I’ve seen in the past and the development cycles of these things, the opportunity for the bad guys to create havoc in the mobile space has barely started.”

Cliff Tamplin, Consultant and Former Vice President of Technology Support & Risk Management, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

2. Docker will live up to the hype

“Docker will largely avoid the ‘trough of disillusionment’ and continue its growth as a cloud-enabling technology.”

Lee Congdon, CIO, Red Hat

ARTICLE SOURCE: enterprisersproject.com

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CIO priorities are different around the world, but the cloud is one consistent factor.

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Jenrick IT are pleased to share this very interesting article on Gartner’s recent CIO survey that highlights the differences in the way that IT Managers around the world operate, but one thing that remains to be consistent across the globe is the importance of the cloud.

“CIO priorities are different around the World, but the Cloud is one consistent factor.” 

China is focused on growth and has bigger budgets to drive it. For North America, the big danger is complacency, while in Latin America they are confident that they have the right strategies in place. In the UK and Ireland, our focuses for growth are outsourcing and the cloud.clouds-blue-sky-620x465

These are some of the differences thrown up by the latest Gartner survey of CIOs, which shows that while there are many different approaches taken to IT, there are also similarities. One is a lack of growth for IT budgets, with Gartner pointing out that there was 0.2 percent growth from 2013 through the first quarter of this year but a region-by-region analysis shows wide deviations from that.

ARTICLE AND IMAGE SOURCE: znet.com

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If your organisation is seeking cloud support services, please contact Jenrick IT, Award winning IT Recruitment consultancy on 01932 245 500. 

Is your head in the Clouds? Here’s a reality check – by Neil Fenton (Chairman of 10Duke)

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Jenrick IT have noticed a significant rise in businesses seeking cloud application support and to complement this we are pleased to introduce Neil Fenton of 10Duke who has kindly contributed an article on what to consider when migrating to ‘The Cloud’. 

“Head in the Clouds? Here’s a reality check” by Neil Fenton

So, you’re thinking about cloud.   Fantastic, it’s the solution to all technical problems known to mankind, it is so enticingly attractive and all-encompassing that surely, in the not too distant future, Neil Fenton0654-copyStarbucks will be dispensing your favorite, Vanilla double-shot skinny latte from a cloud-based espresso machine, right? Running an online service supporting 7 million online video editors, 50,000 of whom will be using the service concurrently and from every corner of the earth will take about 1 man-week to shift to the cloud won’t it? The cloud makes it simple, doesn’t it?

Perhaps not.  Cloud services are indeed a remarkable set of abstracted computing resources that give you on-demand access to services such as database, processing, bandwidth and storage. But whether to use them, when to use them, and how to use them (as public, private or hybrid cloud deployments) entirely depends on the use case.

If you’re thinking about using the cloud here are some ‘starters for 10’ to be mindful of:

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How my Jenrick experience has changed my life! by Sarah Butler

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Sarah-Butler-Jenrick-ExperienceI (Sarah Butler) was so lucky to win the last Jenrick experience and I chose to learn how to swim!

Now I can hear some of you saying “yeah what’s so good about that” but let me tell you, it really has changed my life!

I had never learnt to swim and it was something I got by without… until my kids began to grow up.

When they started to learn to swim I began to realise how vulnerable I felt – I mean, if anything happened to them in the water I wasn’t in a position to help them. Also, I saw how much fun they were having and I wanted to be a part of that.

So that was what prompted me to enter this as my Jenrick Experience!

I now have the confidence and the ability to get into a swimming pool without thinking I’m going to drown!

I was also able to for the first time get into a swimming pool on our family holiday this year with my 2 children and even had races up and down the pool with my 10 year old – who is in this photo (and yes – she did easily beat me!).

My best friend also took me to Champneys for a weekend and it was so lovely to get into the pool there as it was so beautiful.

This was a massive achievement for me and it just goes to show you can teach an old dog new tricks :-)

I now have a membership with my local pool and go swimming about 3 times a week.

Thank you again to everyone at Jenrick for giving me an experience that has changed my life forever!!!

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Sarah Butler works in Jenrick IT, the IT and Technology recruitment division of The Jenrick Group.

IDC’s 2015 CIO Predictions: Demand For Analytics Continues To Skyrocket

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

whats-nextWith 2015 just around the corner, perhaps it’s a good time to reflect on some CIO predictions that Jenrick IT found in a recent article from Forbes, as to where the significant changes are likely to be felt over the next 2-3 years within the IT industry. 

IDC’s 2015 PREDICTIONS: DEMAND FOR ANALYTICS CONTINUES TO SKYROCKET

By 2017, 80% of the CIO’s time will be focused on analytics, cybersecurity and creating new revenue streams through digital services.

These and other insights were shared today by IDC during the webinar, IDC FutureScape: CIO Agenda Leading the 3rd Platform business and technology transformation through 2015 and beyond.  IDC sees the shift to a service paradigm in IT accelerating, along with a greater reliance on partners, clouds and global sourcing through 2017.

Based on how often analytics was mentioned in the webinar, it’s clear IDC is getting a large number of client queries in this topic area.  Demand for analytics continues to skyrocket according to Joseph Pucciarelli, Group Vice President of IT Executive Programs Research.

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5 Key Steps in Strategic Talent Planning

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

At a time when many organisations are planning for the year ahead, Jenrick IT have been advising clients to utilise planningeffective strategies in order to attract top talent to join their existing team.

To complement this, the following article explains the 5 key steps in strategic talent planning to ensure your organisation has a chance of hiring the best candidates.

5 KEY STEPS IN STRATEGIC TALENT PLANNING

Recruiting rarely is based on any sort of strategic plan. For most organizations, recruiting is a tactical operation ó a series of things that take place that result in qualified people getting hired.

It is mostly reactive, and few recruiters have the time or charter to look forward more than a few weeks. To ensure that your organization has a chance at hiring the best people ó and to successfully operate in a global, competitive environment, organizations ó you will need a strategic plan coupled to appropriate resources and tactics. Here’s a quick overview of the five essential first steps needed to put this plan together and to begin making it operational:

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