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4 months ago

Your typical London Adventure Guide - Bacall Associates

Your typical London Adventure Guide - Bacall Associates

I had seen what most of you hadn’t. Be it the towering heights of Ben’s, the Collection of masterpieces, or the Great museum that held centuries worth of history… That is because I went to London.


I had a lot of help with little time. So I was referred by a friend who previously travelled to London to Bacall and Associates.


From the tower of London (which is a full structure) to the Somerset House, my adventures included a lot of strolling. Feeling like I walked through history itself, their Museums offers artifacts and countless treasures of the past.


Structures that became the Icon of London itself such as the Eye that gives you a view from the skies whereas people are small and the dazzling city seemingly so too. Another is the Big Ben, a clock tower that dates as far as the 1850’s which still stands today, so no need to bring a watch. The Big Ben took 34 years to build.


Another is the tourist spot of the Buckingham Palace, where 11:30 (or earlier to get a good spot as people tend to crowd), disciplined and trained, the changing of guards occur that served as the modern knights of London.


Westminster Abbey. Modernly known as Collegiate Church of St Peter, it is a historical place that held not only royal weddings in the past, but also burials of the kings almost a millennium ago.


The Victoria and Albert Museum. A destination that held artifacts from 5,000 years ago spanning from artworks, costumes, jewelry, ironwork, and photos.


Lastly, the St Paul’s Cathedral the largest and most famous among London’s many churches and one of the most beautiful in the world. The Architectural design that made it proved to be genius and made of hard work, though the Cathedral has a history of a fire that occurred back in the 1666 it was rebuilt.


4 months ago

Maximising Software Project ROI by Axia Consultants

10 tips to maximise your software project ROI (Return on Investment)


1. Have a process for identifying and measuring your software project benefits – from initial project approval, selection, implementation through to post implementation. Regular monitoring and measuring will flag up issues, enabling you to take action accordingly.


2. Implementing a new system, is much more than just buying new software. Projects often include additional hardware, databases, consultancy, training, labour costs and will not be successful without them. All the foreseeable project components should be recognised well before the project is approved and costs for these included within any ROI calculations. That way, whilst the ROI will be more realistic, you’ll be more prepared and be more able to maximise your ROI.


3. Do not make excessive cuts in the project budget, which may appear to increase ROI on paper, but in practice could severely hamper the success of the project later on. For example, if the project team would be able to work much more efficiently with the latest high-spec PC’s and large monitors – then provide them, as the increased output will than outweigh the costs saved by using inferior equipment.


4. Ensure your technology is compatible and consistent. If the new software requires new or upgraded hardware, or database etc., then provide it. There is really no point in trying to run new software with hardware that cannot cope.


5. Re-engineer your processes, to work with your business and to get the best out of the new software. If you have existing processes that are poor, implementing new software is not going to have much impact unless you revise the processes accordingly. Spending time re-engineering your processes is time very well spent.