Providing Interim IT Consulting

A no-nonsense, “Straight Talking” IT Consulting approach to Interim Business and Operational Change!


Moving IT from the Dark Ages

Helping Transform the CIO Organisation for the 2020’s and beyond !


BPO and Shared Services

Choosing Near-Shore, Off-Shore, In-house or Outsourced

Helping you tread carefully around these options!


Interim CIO Services

Business Change Management

Providing Interim IT Programme Management Services for the CIO Office. Delivering IT Operational cost reduction, global vendor/ supplier management and accelerated IT change or transformation.

Cloud Brokerage Services

“Horses for Courses”

Cloud services are available from many players some highly secure and resilient for the most discerning business, but there are also Cloud solutions that address the cost competitive SME market. We can help!

Shared BPO Services

Near-shore, Off-shore, In Country

The 2014/15 period has seen a mighty thrust towards outsourcing non-core back office and non-revenue generation functions from both the large corporate and small business players.

Years IT Experience

Consulting Experience


Globalwide Engagements

Business areas of focus
  • Interim IT Transformation Consulting 89%
  • Contact Centre; BPO Shared Services; Outsourcing 72%
  • Global Technology Vendor Management 58%
  • Cloud Brokerage Consulting 45%
  • Telecoms Financial Assessment Analysis 33%

Ending IT-as-a-roadblock to prevent 'Shadow IT' !

IT leadership is about showing more value than a CMO or COO by both intimately understanding the business issues while traversing the technology.

Shifting from 'Cloud never', to 'Cloud maybe' now its 'Cloud First'

Technology Leaders who still say ‘Cloud never’ will be part of the 50 percent of IT leaders who won’t be CIOs in the next five years
As the CIO role is invited to join the boardroom table the IT function needs to change with it, becoming more agile, faster & delivering results that will enable corporate revenue growth. Craig Ashmole

Founding Partner, CCServe Limited

Interim IT Consulting

There is an abundance of skilled experienced quality people that have been removed from the corporate market due to austerity measures. This is a valuable untapped resource that can deliver quick but efficient change the the IT corporate arena. Take advantage of it! More>

Cloud in the Contact Centre

It is refreshing to see the acceptance of cloud services in the Contact Centre reducing cost, and addressing the myths of security worries to be a thing of the past. More>
The CIO role is changing from the IT ivory tower “push back” to a more accepting agile and flexible approach that address the demands driven by social media and supports CMO needs. Craig Ashmole

Founding Partner, CCServe Limited

General Interim Consulting News Items

Bad Management affecting your business

How to avoid hiring bad managers If there's a standout department where attrition is inordinately high, this could point to a manager who isn't connecting well with his or her staff. Departments with troubled management also tend to show reduced rates of productivity,...

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Breaking bad news to stakeholders

8 steps to breaking bad news to difficult project stakeholders "Open Transparent communication is not easy and often creates a lot of unessessary stakeholder noice, but the right amopunt and style of communication will deliver great returns", states Craig Ashmole,...

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Cloud Migration done right

Lessons on How Juniper Networks made the switch in the cloud and what you can learn Its time for the CIO community to take notice of the benefits that some technology can bring their businesses. Take advantage of lessons learned from those that are ahead of the game....

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Is Interim Management Dead

Is the market changing the way that we engage and work with the use of Interim Management? In an age of business disruption, where there are no certainties - as macro forces combine to place intense pressure on organisations across the spectrum - there is a necessity...

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Is contracting the future

Is tech turning contract work into the future of employment? The big difference, is there's a shift towards work as a transaction versus a relationship. Not only do business want work done in small pieces, but a consuming audience wants to do that. Businesses are...

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Global Employers choose consultants

Over 70% of global employers now use contractors to help fill IT skills shortages Companies hired contractors most often for development solutions and infrastructure service, the report found — two areas in which the technical requirements shift rapidly and require...

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