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Paul Weeden

Written by Paul Weeden

Founder & Managing Director at Foration. IT and technology fixer.

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Foration was set up with the mission of challenging what IT can do for business. To help us deliver this mission, we set up a company-wide initiative known as 'Labs'.

What happens in Labs?

Every fortnight, each member of the team takes half a day to investigate new developments in IT. The aim is to develop new systems, processes or technologies that could benefit us or our clients.

The team has 3 months to work on their projects, after which their ideas are refined and any relevant findings passed on to our clients.

Many of Foration’s most significant leaps have been a direct result of the work performed in a Labs project.

The Labs process is simple.

Step 1 A member of the team identifies a topic and presents it to the rest of the team for endorsement.

Step 2 Through collaborative teamwork, the idea is developed, examined and put forward for approval.

Step 3 Once approved, the idea is worked on for a period of 3 months, with regular updates to the team.

Step 4 On completion, the findings are presented and passed through a series of quality checks to ascertain how effective they will be.

Step 5 Projects approved for implementation undergo the necessary steps for incorporation within Foration's service range.

Visit our Labs page to keep up to date with recent developments.

 

Paul Weeden

Written by Paul Weeden

Founder & Managing Director at Foration. IT and technology fixer.

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