News in the Channel - issue #13


platforms that offer the most benefits while aligning with their specific needs. However, it’s essential to view technology not just as an end, but as a means to an end. Technology should be primarily driven by business challenges and desired outcomes. A well-thought-out technology strategy is vital in this regard. It helps in aligning technological investments with business objectives and ensures that the chosen solutions genuinely aid in addressing specific business problems or enhancing operational efficiency. SMEs that adopt this strategic approach to technology, considering it as a tool for achieving their business goals, tend to navigate the multi-cloud landscape more successfully. They can make informed choices that solve immediate technical challenges and pave the way for future growth and innovation. Navigating the multi-cloud environment

is undeniably complex, yet it’s a journey full of opportunities for SMEs. By understanding and preparing for the challenges, and making informed choices about cloud service providers, SMEs can leverage the power of cloud computing to drive their businesses forward. The key lies in careful consideration of data access, support quality and the provider’s commitment to innovation. Moreover, a strategic approach to technology adoption, underpinned by a thorough procurement process, is essential in overcoming the technical hurdles. For SMEs, the multi-cloud strategy isn’t just about technology adoption, it's about aligning technology with business objectives to create a resilient, agile and future-proof business. As the cloud landscape continues to evolve, so too must our strategies to harness its full potential.


Kinly appoints its first global head of talent acquisition

Kinly has appointed Andy Nicholls as the company’s head of talent acquisition. Based in the UK, he will report to global people director, Katy Thorpe. Andy brings more than 25 years of recruitment expertise to the role, which he will use to grow Kinly’s team of specialists and industry experts as well as ensuring the company retains its existing talent. During his career, Andy has led teams at some of the world’s leading recruitment specialists – including RAC, Rioch and SCC. Calling on these experiences, he plans to boost Kinly’s talent acquisition, creating a home for prominent industry experts in AV and workplace transformation. Kinly is on a trajectory of significant growth having opened new offices in Germany and Switzerland this year. Andy will play a fundamental part in continuing this growth. Andy will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of talent acquisition, including the creation and execution of global recruitment strategies while driving clear career paths for employees. This will involve collaborating closely with Kinly’s company leaders to identify hiring and development needs, craft comprehensive plans, and ensure a steady pipeline of diverse talent. Kinly CEO Tom Martin said he was “delighted”

that Andy was joining the company “This strategic move underlines Kinly’s commitment to nurturing a talented and diverse workforce, a crucial element in our continued success and future growth plans,” he said. Katy added: “I am incredibly excited to have Andy onboard and we are both committed to further growing our talent base at Kinly. I always describe Kinly as a group of subject matter experts — it’s one of the elements of the AV industry I enjoy the most. Andy shares this passion for finding and creating these subject matter experts and inspiring future generations to become them. “As global head of talent acquisition, Andy will support the growth of internal career paths, paving the way for a younger generation to get to grips with the AV industry and ensuring Kinly is home to top talent. It has been a pleasure getting to know Andy prior to his appointment and to explore our shared values, 2024 is going to be a great year.” Andy said: “I'm excited to leverage my experience to attract top-tier talent globally, ensuring that Kinly continues to thrive and expand, building on the existing workplace where individuals can truly excel. I look forward to working with the talented teams at Kinly and furthering its vision of becoming a home to industry experts.”

Andy Nicholls head of talent acquisition


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