Video: Claranet's Michel Robert

Michel Robert, MD of Claranet UK

In the first part of this two-part Q&A, Michel Robert, managing director of Claranet in the UK talks about how companies are actually doing better business with suppliers as a result of the economic slowdown.

That benefit has come about due to businesses looking to partner with the right people and ensure flexibility, as well as scalability, with their technology and service choices to help drive their organistion forward.

Indeed, according to Robert, we're now craving technology in business more than ever before.

Maggie Holland

Maggie has been a journalist since 1999, starting her career as an editorial assistant on then-weekly magazine Computing, before working her way up to senior reporter level. In 2006, just weeks before ITPro was launched, Maggie joined Dennis Publishing as a reporter. Having worked her way up to editor of ITPro, she was appointed group editor of CloudPro and ITPro in April 2012. She became the editorial director and took responsibility for ChannelPro, in 2016.

Her areas of particular interest, aside from cloud, include management and C-level issues, the business value of technology, green and environmental issues and careers to name but a few.