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Our objective in producing Guidelines is to provide our members with as much information as possible for them to maintain their business competitiveness through IT. We strive to help members stay ahead of technology developments and their potential business ramifications. The questions and actions raised by our Guidelines are taken to the next stage, in the form of papers, projects, events and surveys by NCC's standards and research work.
Compliance with legal issues is a major concern for IT professionals and with legislation changing frequently, it can be difficult to stay ahead of your obligations. Legal Guidelines Notes provide an update of legislation and its implications as well as advice and guidance on particular issues.
NCC’s newly launched Special Reports are comprehensive, one-off guides focused on the biggest interest areas in IT. We start the series in 2013 with our ‘BYOD and Mobile’ Special Report that provides guidance for IT leaders into the risks and rewards of using mobile devices in the organisation. Our ‘BYOD and Mobile’ Special Report distils the best advice and information provided within NCC’s IT Adviser Magazine and Guidelines reports, into an authoritative single source of advice and information – covering everything from forging and implementing your mobile strategy, to choosing the devices to support, ensuring security, and predicting what new technology is around the corner.
In today's fast changing environment, business and IT managers face uncertainty characterised by a lack of relevant, practical advice and standards to guide them through the e-business revolution. Recognising this, NCC has created the NCC Best Practice series. Through consultation with the membership and the wider IT user community, NCC is able to capture and define best practice across all aspects of successful e-business deployment. The first outputs presented are an essential series of Best Practice Guides designed to help you make the right decisions. Developed through consensus amongst senior IT professionals, the guides provide a concise, yet thorough, perspective of the business benefits of effective IT.
If you are looking to benchmark your activities against others in your industry, or against performance in other sectors, NCC's Benchmark survey series will provide you with the answers. We survey representative samples of IT users regularly in the following areas: IT strategy, salaries and employment trends in IT, and IT spending.
The primary aim of NCC Technical Guidelines is to develop a framework for the demonstration of good practice in the application and use of ICTs. Available to NCC members only, each Technical Guideline is written with a focus on practical advice and guidance from the perspective of the user, the organisation and the business as a whole.
The National Computing Centre Associate Programme is an associate network for the independent and smaller consultancy. Whether you are just starting out or have been in practice for some time, our associate network can help you develop your business.
With the ever-increasing challenge on IT to deliver more with less, the ability to manage projects and multiple interdependent projects has fast become a critical requirement within IT. Project management is recognised across both the public and private sectors as a fundamental organisational capability. Projects involve a complex mix of people, technology, organisations and tasks. This will need good control, effective leadership, teamwork, resource management and, increasingly, will invariably lead to organisational change. There are many tools available to help with project planning and scheduling programmes that provide real-time information, as well as linking to risk analysis, time recording, costing, estimating and other aspects of project control.