Clive Longbottom is founder of Quocirca and is a highly respected and globally recognised industry analyst, covering a range of business and technology areas. Clive’s primary coverage area is business process facilitation. Here, Clive covers the need for companies to understand their core processes across their value chains, and the technologies that should be used to facilitate them in the most flexible and effective manner. Clive also brings an understanding of how the collision of existing and emerging technologies requires full business involvement to decide on the best direction forward for an organisation’s current and future needs. Like all Quocirca analysts, Clive believes technology is never a solution in itself. Clive has been an ITC industry analyst for over 20 years. Clive has worked with a range of large and small analyst companies, including META Group (now Gartner) as VP Europe. Clive’s work in promoting how technology can help those in underserved regions was recognised in 2007 when he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of the Arts, Commerce and Manufacturing (FRSA).