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August 26, 2018

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August 26, 2018

Wake up! Update your Growth Marketing…Growth Hacking with interim.team video

July 27, 2018

Interview Tips

How should you prepare for and behave during an interview? Sliding in neatly after my article on Writing A Great CV/Profile/Resume here and before How To Be A […]
July 19, 2018

Update your Growth Marketing With Growth Hacking

July 19, 2018

Achieve *All* of your Goals with an Interim Team

July 19, 2018

Why Don’t You Do What You Do Best and Leave Your Growth Marketing To Us

July 19, 2018

You Don’t Need Super Powers, You Need Super People!

July 19, 2018

Have You Stopped Developing? Get an Interim Coach or Mentor Today!

July 19, 2018

If Someone is About to Quit, Interim Team Can Help

July 19, 2018

Lift a Finger to Achieve Your Goals!

July 18, 2018

Stick To What You’re Good At and Let Interim Team Do Your Digital Marketing

July 18, 2018

Doggie Reading that Parachute in Interim Talent

July 18, 2018

The Future of Hacking and Why Small Businesses Should Be Taking It Seriously

Cybercrime can and probably will be used as a tool to compromise the financial infrastructure of entire countries, says cyber-security specialist Phil Cracknell. From business protection […]
June 28, 2018

To Be Successful in Business…Get The Right Talent…And A Mentor

There are no silver bullets in being successful in business but the data (and a lot of anecdotal evidence) shows that as well as bringing in […]
June 22, 2018

What is the Difference Between a CIO and a CTO?

There is no universal definition but to me; CTO Has a bias to working “in” the team rather than “on” the team. Has a bias to […]
June 12, 2018

Win In IT And Business According To Sir Clive Woodward

I’ve just sat through a very interesting and informative presentation by Sir Clive Woodward (the World Cup winning England Rugby coach) at the “Art of Work” […]
June 3, 2018

Add AMP pages to Google Analytics

Bad news – as with all other mark up elements in AMP you can’t just add the standard “web” JavaScript tag. You need to add the […]
May 30, 2018

Defence Against The Dark Arts Credential Stuffing Attacks

Credential Stuffing attacks are where an existing list of usernames / email addresses and cracked passwords are replayed against your site by an attacker to perform […]
May 19, 2018

Controlling AWS Costs

As you move your estate onto cloud inevitably the cost genie escapes the bottle as engineers and ops personnel of all flavours spin up test and […]
May 9, 2018

How To Create A Killer CV/Resume/Profile

We create and receive a lot of CV/Resumes/Profiles at interim.team so I guess we’re getting pretty good at judging what a great profile looks like, and […]
April 20, 2018
How to be a successful interim

How To Be A Successful Interim CTO

I get the impression that a lot of people are actively looking at interim CTO assignments now who might not have considered them in the past. So what […]
April 16, 2018

Darth Vader’s guide to Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

Since its launch Google has been heavily pushing AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) but two years down the line how have things worked out? Is it really […]
April 14, 2018

How To Use Google’s CDN…For Free

After implementing an AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) page (https://interim.team/ampindex.html) we started seeing a lot of referrals to our web site from interim-team.cdn.ampproject.org. After doing some digging it […]
April 11, 2018

Growth Hacking Wiki

Growth Hacking Wiki “Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value” – Albert Einstein   Good News – After reading this wiki […]
April 3, 2018

Check out our new Accelerated Mobile Page

Get us…check out our new AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) page here
July 27, 2017
Danger Cliff Edge

Agility when your organisations needs it most

Agile. Everyone’s doing it, trying it, or talking about it. No longer just the preserve of software development teams, ‘Agile’ is becoming more pervasive in all […]
April 3, 2017

Client testimonial..Culture Whisper

“interim.team are helping us think about, and manage, our growth in a more structured way. They have a huge amount of experience helping companies grow and […]
April 3, 2017

Client testimonial..Mi Purpose

“interim.team are helping us growth hack our brilliant new app Mi Purpose to world domination! They are the real deal and I’m so glad I’m working […]
March 9, 2017

Client testimonial..KCOM

“I’ve been working with an interim.team CTO coach and have really appreciated and valued their expert advice. I would definitely recommend them for technology business leaders […]
March 2, 2017

Client testimonial..Workteam

“interim.team are really helping us growth hack our start up Workteam. Their experience helping other companies grow and be successful is really proving invaluable” – Simon […]
February 16, 2017

Top 10 tips for an effective digital transformation

Digital transformation deserves better than a buzzword and a marketing concept. It is often associated with long, expensive and hazardous projects led by big consultancy firms, as well […]
February 16, 2017

SAAS – The Four Letter Word Which Can Turbo-Charge Your Start-up

Ratna Chengappa, CFO, interim.team SAAS – the four letter word which can turbo-charge your start-up Many start-ups commence trading using spreadsheets to manage their core finances. […]
February 7, 2017

Client testimonial..Key Travel

“We needed architectural level support on options for integration with one of the major ERP players. interim.team not only got us the right guy to speak […]
January 23, 2017

Client testimonial..amzLenders

“interim.team have been amazing. They have been really customer focused and have connected us with someone with very deep experience in the areas we need. They […]
January 23, 2017

Interim Team are Now Deploying High Impact Interim Talent Remotely

Building on their high impact interim service interim.team are now deploying their high impact interim talent totally remotely. Location is now no longer a barrier to […]
January 19, 2017

Growth Hacking – Definition Of Growth Hacking From interim.team

Growth Hacking – Definition Of Growth Hacking Growth Hacking is focusing down on one key metric (contact form submissions, basket check outs…whatever) and doing anything and everything across […]
January 19, 2017

The B2B Growth Hacking Playbook – eBook Chapter One

Download your free  “what is growth hacking?” chapter from our eBook “the b2b growth hacking playbook”  here   Ready to growth hack? Need a hand? How much […]
January 12, 2017

B2B Growth Hacking 4 of 4 – Setting Up Your Growth Channels

  Creating, Testing And Learning With Growth Channels OK so you have a B2B product/service you want to growth hack and you have read the first, second and third posts […]
January 5, 2017
Start-ups: 17 tips for starting out in 2017

The Best Things I Learnt as a First Time Entrepreneur (and wish I knew before)

Ratna Chengappa, CFO, interim.team Start-ups: 17 tips for starting out in 2017 It’s another new year already and this young century has already seen change like […]
January 3, 2017

Client testimonial..Andromeda

“interim.team were very quick in making connections across the business areas and helping us to focus on the bigger picture. At the same time, they were […]
January 1, 2017

Growth Hacking – Definition Of Growth Hacking From interim.team

Growth Hacking – Definition Of Growth Hacking Growth Hacking is focusing down on one key metric (contact form submissions, basket check outs…whatever) and doing anything and everything across […]
December 31, 2016

One Tech Recipe for the Tech Leaders Out There

Problem: So, we all know that big corporates are vulnerable to a bug known as: getting stuck in time and hard to change, this is just a generally […]
December 23, 2016

Achieving Consensus

People in teams, from senior leadership down to tech and product teams, often believe that they are aligned around a particular direction and certainly usually aspire […]
December 17, 2016

interim.team Cookie and Privacy Policy

 This privacy policy sets out how interim.team Ltd. uses and protects any information that you give interim.team Ltd. when you use this website. interim.team Ltd. is […]
December 16, 2016

B2B Growth Hacking 3 of 4 – Finding Your Target Market

  Getting Going OK so you have a B2B product/service you want to growth hack and you have read the first and second posts in this series about […]
December 10, 2016

How to track Google search engine keyword ranking for free

A lot of sites will track your search engine keyword ranking for you but they can be very expensive (the best known one charging $150/month) but […]
December 2, 2016

B2B Growth Hacking 2 of 4 – Getting Ready

Getting Ready OK so you have a B2B product/service you need to growth hack so let’s do the first things first…there are some things we need […]
November 23, 2016

B2B Growth Hacking 1 of 4 – Start Here

B2B Growth Hacking – Good News, Bad News…  If you need a quick intro to growth hacking have a look here …please also see the second third and fourth posts […]
November 8, 2016

Client testimonial..ClusterSeven

“interim.team provided an architectural review of ClusterSeven’s proposal to evolve an on-premise enterprise product to a SaaS offering. They familiarised themselves with our architecture at an impressive speed […]
November 2, 2016

Wednesday’s Win – An IMA Outstanding Achievement Award!

Yay…our website has been awarded a 2016 IMA “Outstanding Achievement” award by the Interactive Media Council.   The IMC is a nonprofit organisation of leading web designers, developers, […]
October 24, 2016

Are futurists and dreamers still sidelined in our society?

To illustrate what I mean, let me take a comment from a forum: “Samsung for instance integrated a Kinect-like camera in a living room environment that got […]
October 23, 2016

Got hired at one of my gigs before for a senior tech job?

This is why I encourage and often end up creating a collaborative culture in all the companies I work in, which is why my hiring method […]
October 22, 2016

Decisions decisions…which radio ad shall we use?!?!

So we’re going to try advertising on the radio with JACKfm …wow…but which will work best…one with music or one without ?!?
September 30, 2016

When is a Tech Problem Not a Tech Problem?

The answer is “a lot of the time”.  Because Development are often seen as the end of the line for product development, they are also often […]
September 29, 2016

The Top Tech Trends Now…

At interim.team we are working with quite a few clients and this is our latest , irreverent as usual, look at the biggest Tech trends we’re seeing […]
September 20, 2016

Come see us today present What is Growth Hacking?

Come and see us at the 2016 Innovation Leadership Summit at Skillsmatter Codenode…Rorie Devine is presenting “What is Growth Hacking?”…a sneak peak of his presentation is […]
September 7, 2016

Come see us today

Come and see us at the #ExecLN Executive Leaders Network CIO|CISO|CMO Event at the Madejski Football Stadium, Reading (UK) today…we’ll even throw in a free understated […]
August 17, 2016
Scrum Values from Scrum.org

Can the (new) Scrum Values change your culture?

In the first update to The Scrum Guide™ , “The Definitive Guide to Scrum” for three years, Ken Schwaber (@kschwaber) and Jeff Sutherland (@jeffsutherland) have put the heart […]
August 13, 2016

The Learning Machine: Controlled Agility

“Agile” is one of those horribly overused words in the IT industry that means different things to different people.  Views range from “Great! No plans, documents […]
August 10, 2016

Back in Black

Check out our new web site https://interim.team/
August 7, 2016

Client testimonial..Monitise

“interim.team carried out a brief engagement which helped us formulate our plans. I would wholeheartedly recommend them.” – Lee Cameron CEO Monitise. Sound good to you? […]
August 4, 2016
https://interim.team picture of hacker

The Future of Hacking and Why Small Businesses Should be Taking It Seriously

An interview by Hiscox with interim.team  CISO Phil Cracknell ————————————   Cybercrime can and probably will be used as a tool to compromise the financial infrastructure […]
August 3, 2016

Future CTO Coaching and New CTO Coaching

If someone aspires to a CTO role for their company (or has recently been appointed to the role) then they will almost certainly benefit from coaching from very […]
July 28, 2016

Are Developers Eating The IT Job Market?

Back in the bad old days there were lots of IT job roles. We had people to manage Solaris (but not Linux) servers, people who managed […]
July 16, 2016

Hiring Cheat Sheet

A super duper new version of our hiring cheat sheet can be downloaded here :)
July 8, 2016

interim CISO – An essential part-time service as GDPR looms

Interim CISO: Can occasional information security leadership work for your organisation? How an interim CISO service can drive strategic information security governance, risk and compliance. At a […]
July 5, 2016

Client testimonial..Sportdec

“On behalf of the team here at I want to personally thank interim.team for the amazing impact you had in just a few hours in this […]
July 4, 2016

GDPR – #2 – Demonstrate your resilience

Unlike the Directive, the GDPR provides specific suggestions for what kinds of security actions might be considered “appropriate to the risk” including: The pseudonymisation and encryption […]
July 4, 2016

GDPR – one bite at a time…

Similar to the old Data Protection Act, under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data controllers and processors are required to “implement appropriate technical and […]
July 1, 2016

Genuinely useful things

As part of our mission to help make people successful we’re going to start creating presentations, documents, “one pagers”, spreadsheets etc that you might find useful. We’re […]
June 24, 2016

We’ve won!

We’ve just won “Digital Service Company of the Year” at the V3 Digital Technology Leaders awards :) Huge congratulations to all our fantastic interims! Sound good […]
June 20, 2016

Client testimonial..Camelot

“interim.team have been brilliant. They have really helped us iterate our strategy towards one delivering both tactical improvements and big picture strategic shifts. I would definitely […]
June 9, 2016

Delegates using our understated pens…

Delegates are using our understated pens at #ExecLN CMO Event :)
June 5, 2016

Pens as well!!!

I know we’re going crazee :)
June 3, 2016

Feeling stressed?

Score a free stress ball at our stand at the #ExecLN #CMO event next week…  
May 30, 2016

Client testimonial..CompareTheMarket

“interim.team helped establish a broader understanding of the crucial role that WebOps plays in CompareTheMarket’s success. In particular helping us up our game in terms of […]
May 26, 2016

Poll time again…Option A or Option B for our new trade stand?!?

May 21, 2016
BroadBandChoices interim.team testimonial

Client testimonial..broadbandchoices

“Our interim.team interim CTO had great vision and blended this with his experience of leading people and transforming technology architecture to add business value.” ​ – […]
May 21, 2016

Client testimonial..hailo

“The change the interim.team interim brought when coming in as Interim VP Engineering was “truly amazing”​ and “we started to feel we were firing on all […]
May 21, 2016

Client testimonial..comparethegame

“After searching for a few months interim.team helped me find the perfect person to help with Compare the game. The service has been fantastic and eliminated […]
May 20, 2016

Client testimonial..verisure

“interim.team have made a major contribution quickly, helping us to drive forward our strategically critical transformation programme with pace and urgency.  Their style of working is […]
May 18, 2016

interim.team Digital Service Provider Of The Year Award

Yay we’ve been just been shortlisted for the V3 Digital Service Provider Of The Year Award!!! Much love to all our awesome interims :) Sound good […]
May 7, 2016

Client testimonial..Gamesys

“I’m really impressed with our interim.team person. He is a very likeable guy, he has built great relationships and has earned respect from both hands-on technical […]
May 1, 2016

Client testimonial..easyfundraising.org.uk

“interim.team spent 3 days with our business at the start of 2016. In these 3 days alone the interim.team person managed to get under the skin […]
April 26, 2016

Client testimonial..Blow Ltd

“interim.team have been absolutely essential is helping us make smart, fast and pragmatic decisions from architecture, product development & shipping process, through to very executional projects […]
April 25, 2016

Growth hacking: some practical tips on how to improve user growth

Growth hacking is more than just a Silicon Valley buzzword. Done properly, it can hold the key to going from a startup to a rapidly scaling […]
April 24, 2016

Partner level entrepreneurs and awesome Interims needed now

We’re getting huge demand for our interim services and need additional talent..now..   If you’re an entrepreneurial Interim and would love to use your commercial skills more give […]
April 19, 2016

Client testimonial..Xanadu

“The interim.team member worked with our team to bring clarity to urgent issues and supported the team, built a roadmap and plan to deliver results efficiently. […]
April 7, 2016

Client testimonial..FanDuel

“interim.team helped bring urgency, clarity and delivery to one of our business critical initiatives working *with* us not *for* us. I would definitely recommend them.” – Robin […]
March 26, 2016

Interim – Definition Of Interim From interim.team

Interim – Definition Of Interim An interim is a person filling a role on a temporary basis. They are usually engaged to help execute a defined […]
March 22, 2016

Rock star full stack developer needed..now!

  Rock star full stack developer job…well known start up..great team..generous equity..no agencies on this one please.. Give us a shout here…http://www.interim.team/contact-us/
February 23, 2016

Very entrepreneurial Interim HRD job

  Very entrepreneurial Interim HRD job…no agencies on this one please.. Give us a shout here…http://www.interim.team/contact-us/
February 2, 2016

What the British NHS Can Teach the Rest of Us…

This week, for the first time in my life, I was a patient in a hospital. I won’t bore you with the details but after a […]
October 14, 2015

How to Make “Networking” *Almost* Fun

I had always hated “networking”…you know the ghastly stage at an event when you stand in a room of strangers, shuffle up to a victim, and nervously […]
September 22, 2015

Would Holden Caulfield Think Micro Services are Phoney?

So..will micro services live up to the hype they are starting to receive? Yes..probably..but they are far from “free” and there are important things to be aware […]
September 10, 2015

The best ways to utilise Agile

I’ve worked with a couple of companies that are taking very different approaches to “Agile” recently and it has caused me to pause and reflect on what the best ways […]
August 28, 2015

How to make an API/Platform faster, easier to manage and cheaper to run..use Google Go golang

The news that Dropbox has migrated its’ performance-critical backends from Python to Google Go (confusingly also known as golang) has surprised some people..but probably not people like […]
August 5, 2015

A Digital Role Cheat Sheet

Here’s a handy translation guide for anyone struggling to keep up with the “digital” business zeitgeist. Common themes seem to be the creation of new hybrid […]
July 30, 2015

Why Apple is the World’s Most Valuable Company

The way we’re running the company, the product design, the advertising, it all comes down to this: Let’s make it simple. Really simple – Steve Jobs. […]
July 23, 2015

“Corporate” CIO? Reinvent yourself here…

We’re getting a lot of “cries for help” lately at interim.team from CTOs/CIOs who are finding themselves at the wrong end of the digital disruption imperative. Their […]
June 28, 2015

Is it Time for a New Manifesto for Software Development?

The publication of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development in September 2001 changed software development forever. The nineteen engineers present asserted that there was a better […]
June 18, 2015

How To Lead Digital Transformation

“Digital Transformation” is a term very commonly bandied around but what does it mean, and how do you lead it successfully? There’s doesn’t seem to be […]
June 2, 2015

How To Find Developers

In a previous post I talked about How To Interview Developers but how do you find great developers to interview in the first place? In order of […]
May 16, 2015

Cloud Migration Readiness Healthcheck

We have run systems in (and migrated systems to) all the major cloud providers; Amazon Web Services (AWS). Google Cloud Engine (GCE) Microsoft Azure. RackSpace Ask […]
May 16, 2015

Case Study: Talent Tune Up

A european online company was struggling to cope with the growth in demand for its’ service and mature its team capability. It had kicked off a re-architecture […]
May 16, 2015

Case Study: CTO Jump Start

Despite huge time and effort a successful comparison site had not been able to find the “perfect” CTO. They couldn’t wait any longer so they brought a […]
May 16, 2015

Case Study: Creating a pan european IT convergence strategy

A private equity company bought a successful european technology company and wanted to converge and significantly enhance its technology capabilities.   Working with the new Group […]
May 16, 2015

Case Study: Creating a new IT team and capability

A London based start up had attracted significant Series A funding and needed to take things to the next level.   Their web site had been […]
May 15, 2015

How To Select New Technologies

So…we have to do a 2.0 project and re-architect/re-platform how do you go about selecting new technologies? The finish line and intermediate goals are clear..the team is […]
May 15, 2015

How To Interview A Developer

  OK so you have to interview a developer. Hiring developers is tricky because software development is a creative process and objective measures of the quality of […]
May 15, 2015

How To Get A Cool URL Like urgency.clarity.delivery

The whole of a new URL for https://interim.team is urgency.clarity.delivery …just type urgency.clarity.delivery into the address bar of your browser…pretty cool huh? Recently, without huge publicity, […]
March 19, 2015

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” — Albert Einstein

March 9, 2015

How To Nail A 2.0 Project

So..are 2.0 Projects always a graveyard for ambition? I’m writing this on a plane having been called in a rapidly growing Irish company to kick the tyres […]
February 26, 2015

Scaling 10x in 6 months

We were recently asked to help a rapidly growing online Gaming site in scaling their IT capacity 10x….in six months before a big sporting event…gulp.   […]
April 16, 2014

interim.team selected as MapR Advantage partners!

MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop with a proven, enterprise-grade platform that supports a broad set of mission-critical and real-time production uses. MapR brings unprecedented […]