News, guidance and press releases.

The changing landscape of Higher Education
The very nature of Higher Education, how it is delivered and the role of institutions in society and the economy is changing, and will continue to change significantly in the
Why Digital Transformation should be an End to End Experience.
I’m often asked two questions, what is “Digital Transformation?” or “I need a Digital Strategy, where do I start?” True, digital transformation is about delivering a customer experience that gives
How Purple makes sure Unified Communications works for you
Purple, an independent and impartial technological consultancy, is ideally placed to help your business adapt to the world of Unified Communications – even after the new systems have been implemented.
User Adoption – the key to a successful Unified Communications strategy
You’ve decided on a Unified Communications strategy. You’ve identified a business benefit to be gained from UC and formulated a plan that has matched technological innovation to your requirements. It
How to build your Unified Communications strategy
So, you have decided that your business can benefit from Unified Communications. You’ve tiptoed through the minefield strewn with all the different definitions of UC and identified the way in
Why CRM projects fail.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems are not a new idea. Businesses and organisations have been using these systems for several years now, in order to manage their relationships as effectively as possible with customers, but these systems are
GDPR Readiness: It’s not too late!
Here’s where to start. The GDPR deadline is approaching fast, May 25th 2018 is getting harder and harder to ignore. If you have only recently found out about the GDPR, or if preparation
Purple continues its success supporting clients in the Third Sector by appointing Clare Bennett as Principal Consultant
Following another year of exceptional growth, Purple are pleased to announce the appointment of Clare Bennett as Principal Consultant, heading up the Third Sector practice. Clare has worked in the
Why Customer Journey Mapping should be the first step of your Digital Strategy
It’s 2018. The commercial landscape has been irreversibly changed. First by phone lines, and then the internet, email, apps. People have developed an expectation to have anything everywhere and whenever
Ten things you need to know, but nobody told you about GDPR
Current UK data protection legislation dates back to 1998 and, almost 20 years later, the way our data is stored is no longer relevant to 1998’s laws. The General Data
GDPR – An Executive Primer on the Basic Principles
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is high on the agenda for many data professionals, but for some executives and users of customer data, there is a much lower level
Purple announces the launch of DPO as a service (DPOaaS)
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May 2018 and Data Protection Officers (DPOs) will be at the core of this new legal and compliance framework
Competitive Edge through Privacy by Design
Why the move to GDPR may help disruptors to create new competitive advantages? The GDPR has, in some people’s opinions, exponentially increased the burden of ensuring privacy of personal data
Purple run, ride and kayak 105 miles for Great Ormond Street Hospital
Late Summer Madness? Early September 2016, we spotted the Rat Race ‘Coast to Coast’ event was imminent and decided we liked the look of it with its: 7 mile trail
Purple selected by The Institute of Directors as Strategic Partner
Purple are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with the Institute of Directors (IoD). Supporting the organisations corporate strategy to improve operating efficiency and risk management. The partnership will
Purple secures its place on G-Cloud 9
Purple are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a place on G-Cloud 9, the UK Government’s cloud services procurement framework. Through the framework, Purple will be providing a
Purple to support Manchester Metropolitan University with their Student Journey Transformation Programme
Purple are pleased to announce a new partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University. The Partnership is to support the University on the development and delivery of their Student Journey Transformation Programme.
Purple and Triaster announce continued strategic partnership
Purple, an independent management consultancy and Triaster, a software company leading the way in business process management, have announced a continued strategic partnership. The partnership will combine Purple’s expertise in
Managing the Customer Journey – Feedback
Following our recent webinar ‘Managing the Customer Journey’ we reached out to those who registered to find out what were there main barriers to successfully mapping the journey and improving
Purple have been awarded a place on the Governments Digital Outcomes & Specialists 2 Framework
Purple are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a place on the new Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 framework: a simpler, clearer and faster way to buy from
Is the Public Sector more advanced in their “Cloud Transformation” then we give them credit for?
As part of our growth strategy, Purple has entered the world of Public Sector in order to advise specifically around business and technology transformation. My first job was to start
Is the iPhone iOS10 CallKit paving the way for businesses to ditch mobile contracts?
If your company have a Unified Communications (UC) platform such as Skype for Business or Cisco Jabber it is possible for your staff to leverage this system via their mobile
Huddle Rooms – The Modern Workspace
What is a huddle a room? When it comes to working environments, many organisations are steering away from the traditional large conference rooms and moving towards the creation of smaller
Purple renew partnership agreement with the CIOB to assist in delivery of membership transformation programme
Purple are proud to announce a continued partnership with the respected Membership body, the Chartered Institute of Building.  The partnership is to support the delivery of a new membership management solution
Simon Adams joins Purple’s Board of Directors
Purple has appointed Simon Adams as Chief Operating Officer, joining the firm’s Board of Directors. Simon joined Purple in early 2015 as Head of Operations, where he has overseen the