“Chicane offers a robust, easily managed service that integrates beautifully with our other services”
Chris Joberns, MD: Strident Ltd
This month we sat down for a chat with the Managing Director of one of our Partners, Strident Ltd. Read on to see what he had to say about the technology industry and Strident’s relationship with Chicane below….
Name: Chris Joberns
Company Name: Strident Ltd
Job title: Managing Director
How long have you been trading?: 23 years
What are the main areas of your Business?: IT support, managed IT services, business software development
What first brought you into the industry?: I’ve always had a strong interest in computers and became a Systems Engineer as soon as a left school. I have continuously built up my experience and qualifications since then, progressing from IT Manager to Technical Director before becoming Managing Director.
What major changes have you seen in the industry during that time?: The industry has been always been working towards greater collaboration. Each new technology seeks to take that further, from server-based networks, via email to VOIP and cloud-based services. The advent of smartphones and tablets has driven a huge proliferation of cloud-based services.
What would you like to see happen in the industry in the future?: Greater broadband speeds across the board. As more people are able to take advantage of cloud-based services, the speed, innovation and costs of those services will improve.
Why do you choose to partner with Chicane?: We’ve built our business on outstanding customer service and we only work with partners that can reflect that reputation. Chicane offers a robust, easily managed service that integrates beautifully with our other services. This enables us offer a top-quality product that our customers are delighted with.
What is your top goal for the coming year?: Grow our business by 10%.
What is your favourite thing about your job?: IT is an essential tool in helping businesses grow. I love working with customers to take advantage of new opportunities, helping them improve their flexibility and efficiency and become more competitive.
When you aren’t working, what do you like to do?: Being in the gym or walking the dog – it’s good to get away from the desk.
What is the greatest piece of advice that anyone gave you?: Over-promise then Over-deliver.
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