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Women in IT: Rachel Gray, Cisco UK
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In the latest in our series of interviews with women in IT, we talk to Rachel Gray - sales director and inclusion and diversity lead at Cisco UK, about how she got started in the industry and how...
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Q2 already? Where did three months go
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Business, and IT in particular, moves pretty quickly. Already we're at the close of the first quarter, and the Ideal team has been engaged with a range of products, challenges and issues. In case...
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Five take-aways from Cisco's partner conference
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Last week I attended Cisco’s Partner Summit and Marketing Velocity conference in San Diego. Marketing Velocity is an inspiring day full of speakers and workshops focused on marketing best...
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Ambition, education and infrastructure: taking the lead in our Tech Nation
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Last week I attended an event at City College which brought together politicians, education providers and employers to share ideas, and to work with the college to create a new institute providing...
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What's it like being an Ideal apprentice?
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The Ideal Academy is our new project, dedicated to encouraging more of the super-smart young people in our local community to choose IT as a career and - hopefully - Ideal as their employer. As...
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Delivering excellence, and why it matters
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I've always been a strong believer in delivering a high quality of service and value to my clients. It's just how I work. Recently I was on the receiving end of the kind of service I like to...
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What are we looking forward to in 2016?
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At seven years old, Ideal is still young, but already we've seen the rise and fall of buzzwords, fads, and various other transient ideas. Other shifts - the rise of the cloud, the move to mobile -...
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Why we support volunteering in the workplace
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We have a volunteering rota at Ideal – which means that once a month a member of the team spends a day doing voluntary work instead of being in the office. Here’s why I encourage the team to take...
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I can make your life easier
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I’m all about an easy life. If there is anything that can be done to make my job, my home life, even my commute to work easier, then I am all for it. That doesn’t mean I am lazy. It doesn’t mean...
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What's it like to work at Ideal?
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I'm an Account Director at Ideal and I really enjoy working for a tech start-up. Here's why.
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A good day
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Last Tuesday was a good day. I attended my first Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network (STEMNET) event as a STEM ambassador, and also attended my first Tech Track 100 awards...
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