Mick McLean

Mick heads up the Ideal Solutions team and provides direction and strategy across our entire technical, service and support portfolio. Mick has overseen many of our large-scale, high-profile transformation projects around the UK and uses his expertise and personal interest to provide insight, guidance and advice.

Recent Posts

Beat the cyber security skills shortage
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You don't need me to tell you that there's a worldwide shortage of cyber skills - just try advertising a cyber security vacancy. According to the Center for Cyber Safety and Education there's...
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Supporting you in 2018
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At the top of the year, Mike set out the challenges and opportunities we're all facing in 2018. More than a month in already, and I wanted to talk about the exciting ways Ideal is rising to meet...
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Building a strategic IT roadmap
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In the age of apps, mobile devices and data everywhere, the way that customers, employees and partners expect to interact with your organisation is changing fast. As your business needs to change...
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Explaining mobility
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The danger with any great IT idea is that the hype surrounding it can gather until it begins to drown out the underlying point. If ever there was an example, it's the mobile workplace.
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What is the mobile workplace?
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So, just a few weeks ago you were seeing evidence that your customers wanted to contact you in new ways, your staff wanted more flexible access to their work, and your finance team wanted you to...
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Safe Harbour: plotting a compliant course
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Last month I blogged about the demise of the Safe Harbour agreement, and the spotlight that it's thrown on some of the issues with cloud provision. Now I want to look at what the death of Safe...
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Is there a safe harbour in the cloud?
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Ever since the 2013 Snowden revelations, which uncovered the potential scale of US government data gathering, the integrity of the Safe Harbour Agreement has looked seriously weakened. In October,...
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Unpacking success at IKEA - four tips for assembling a telephony project
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We're currently in the final stages of an 18-month UK telephony project for IKEA, the world's biggest furniture chain. As my thoughts turn to writing a project close down report, I'm in the truly...
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Beacons or Wi-Fi to deliver location based services?
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Many IT departments now have to consider the role of location-based services to deliver better user experience and marketing initiatives. Two of the most discussed technologies used to provide...
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