Whenever I write one of my rambling articles I'm tempted to put a question mark at the end of its title, conscious that for some people the traditional way of doing business works well. I'm a firm believer that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. So if you're happy with how your business and customer information is managed, I'm delighted for you; there's probably nothing to see here.

That said, business software gets old pretty quickly these days and what was a great system five years ago may no longer deliver. Over time your business processes may have unintentionally developed around your IT systems to the point that you now struggle to separate your business from the systems that were first created to set you free.

I'm thinking specifically about old-school multi-user business software which runs on an old server in the corner of your office. It sort-of works; you know how to tab through the irrelevant data fields and have learned to ignore the stuff you don't use. You're frustrated that you can't get the sort of information that might help you grow, and you don't really want to think about what would happen when the server dies. But today's a busy day, and you'll get round to thinking about it some other time.

If any of this sounds familiar, Thirdrock wants today to be that 'some other time' for you. We combine business consultancy, software development and cloud technology, working with you to create systems that work for you. We can help create a cloud based CRM/business system for you that will help your organisation grow. Being cloud based, it's entirely possible to link your website to your business system or give your trusted partners (clients and suppliers) access to key information that adds value to your relationship and improves your day-to-day operation.

If you feel ruled by old business software and want to take control back, feel free to get in touch for a chat to find out what might be possible. We're a small company that has been helping build great businesses for over 20 years, and we'd love to do the same for you.