Mike Osborne

Executive Chairman

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Mike Osborne has a 30 year career in IT & Risk most recently as the Managing Director of Business Continuity, Cloud & Hosting at UK Company Daisy Group Ltd. During this time Mike was responsible for growing a fledgling Disaster Recovery company into one of the UK’s leading providers of IT & Workarea solutions under the TEAM, ICM & Phoenix brands with revenues exceeding £50million pa and supporting over 2,000 clients from SME’s to Global brands. As inaugural Chair of the Recovery Site Providers Group, Director of Scottish Continuity Group and Honorary Member of the Business Continuity Institute, Mike has been at the heart of the UK Business Continuity Profession as it has grown from Niche to Mainstream. A well-known and respected industry figure and commentator, Mike is recipient of industry Lifetime Achievement & Personality of the Year Awards and a Regional Finalist in the IOD Director Awards.

All this technology can be a dangerous thing

Technology now plays a vital role in enabling the modern law firm. So it’s critical that the underlying IT operation is fit for purpose. As firms increasingly innovate with new applications and take advantage of the cloud, hidden risks emerge that could lead to non-compliance, IT failures and business downtime. Leaving responsibility in the hands of a generalist is an increasingly dangerous strategy.

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