London: ICT consultancy Hudson & Yorke has created a new team of consultants focused specifically on multinational corporations.
The firm says the move reflects the vastly changing communications needs of international businesses and its new specialist practice will be dedicated to helping multinational organisations achieve strategic benefits from their ICT provision.
Mike Newlove, director and co-founder of Hudson & Yorke, comments, "Multinational corporations face significant pressure from a plethora of sources — customers, suppliers, new technologies, the regulatory environment and government, as well as global markets.
"At the same time, they need to deliver long term profit and operational efficiency, while minimising environmental impact and maintaining a competitive edge. To be truly competitive within saturated and emerging markets requires exceptional strategic management.
"By offering a dedicated team of consultants, trained to deal with the needs of multinationals, we can offer large organisations the means to improve their ICT management. This may range from large-scale cloud computing services to global collaboration technologies, such as video-conferencing, instant messaging and VoIP solutions."
Hudson &Yorke already has heavyweight credentials working with FTSE 100 enterprises and its client list numbers global businesses in telecoms, pharmaceuticals, financial services and the drinks industry, where it has handled several projects for international brewer SABMiller. In April the firm won the MCA Award for outsourcing for its work for another multinational business — Barclays.
Hudson & Yorke says this experience has shown it that large organisations face a unique set of challenges from growing business complexities.
Specifically, the widespread adoption of cloud computing, increased need for company-wide collaboration and the 'bring your own device' trend, coupled with cost reduction and operational efficiency demands, have affected how multinational corporations organise and operate their ICT functions.
The new multinationals team will cover sectors including consumer industries, energy, life sciences, manufacturing and travel and transport, helping global organisations to address these challenges.