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How a mobile-first strategy can lead to business success

Guardian Technology 01 Nov 2019 10:55
One of Caldicott’s first moves at Henderson Scott was to set up a mobile device management service. Photograph: Rick Pushinsky/Guardian
Main image: One of Caldicott’s first moves at Henderson Scott was to set up a mobile device management service. Photograph: Rick Pushinsky/Guardian

Losing a phone or – worse yet – having it stolen can be inconvenient and frustrating at the best of times, but for a business that relies on the trust of individuals within the IT industry it’s paramount your security protocols are absolute or trust can evaporate swiflty.

Henderson Scott is a leading UK recruitment agency in the IT sector serving both public and private sector clients, including well-known blue-chip companies. It deals with thousands of senior IT professionals across a variety of specialisms including cybersecurity, software technology, enterprise architecture and digital business transformation. Working in such a sensitive industry means it’s vital for the company to maintain strict client privacy. Something as simple as a lost phone could jeopardise that.

Previously only half-a-dozen senior staff had company mobiles. Today almost all staff possess one, with 52 lines currently active.

Last year, Henderson Scott announced the highest turnover in its history, £27.4m, a growth of 37.7%. Caldicott baulks at the idea of taking any credit for the company’s record breaking efforts but feels that the O2 deal has made a contribution in terms of streamlining and efficiency despite the cost increase it entails. He is also keen to move the company’s systems management along at every opportunity thanks to his relationship with O2.

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