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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | August 19, 2017

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About Michel Robert

Michel Robert

Michel Robert

Michel Robert has been MD of managed services provider Claranet UK since 2007. Michel is experienced in business development and marketing with particular expertise in the IT solutions sector, and has worked in senior roles across Europe and the US with more than 12 years' experience in the IT industry.

Before joining Claranet UK, Michel was the Solution Director at Dimension Data, a global IT services and solution provider. He was responsible for the business development and marketing of Dimension Data's technology portfolio of products and services across Europe, and had particular success in growing the company's presence in the UK.

Michel has also worked in senior consulting and marketing positions for Forward in London (now part of WPP Group), a publishing company specialising in direct customer communications; and The Rouse Company, a North American property development company.

Posts By Michel Robert

Don’t fear the outsourcer: let it free you…

August 2, 2011 |

On any given day, an IT department’s schedule will include a rather hefty chunk of day-to-day ‘housekeeping’ – tasks that are fairly mundane but necessary, not to mention time-consuming.  (Maintenance of existing infrastructure and systems usually represents at least 80 … Read More

Enterprise versus mass market cloud

July 7, 2011 |

All men may have been created equal, but not all clouds are.

Cloud computing has dominated the IT agenda of late and is set to continue  grabbing headlines with the recent introduction of iCloud and similar consumer services to the … Read More

Don’t let clouded thinking make you forget the network

June 2, 2011 |

According to a recent study by the Cloud Industry Forum, nearly half of UK organisations are using some form of cloud computing, and almost all of the other organisations surveyed intend to do so. Key drivers of this move include … Read More

Stop being a slave to SLAs

May 5, 2011 |

There’s no denying it: SLAs (Service Level Agreements) for outsourced IT services are often convoluted, confusing and misleading. Why? Because many service providers want it that way. For one thing, it allows them to advertise 100% uptime while delivering less.

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Outsourcing IT Q&A: what is IPv6 and why does my business need to know about it?

April 1, 2011 |

You have probably seen the stories in the national press recently forewarning of an impending collapse of the internet. These articles claim that the internet is, quite simply, running out of space, due to the fact that the Internet Protocol … Read More


Outsourcing your business IT functions to the cloud

February 18, 2011 |

Outsourcing business IT operations to the cloud is a hot topic for companies at present. Many voices are extolling its virtues, with key benefits from cost reduction and increased business flexibility highlighted alongside the improved technological reliability associated with virtualised … Read More