Baker Tilly hires KPMG expert to boost IT advisory practice

BAKER TILLY has scooped an IT expert from KPMG to boost its advisory business. Chris Knowles has joined Baker Tilly as a director in its IT advisory division.

He will advise businesses on IT strategy and project delivery, focusing on how SMEs and mid-market organisations can effectively use cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS).

At KPMG, he spent several years helping clients with IT strategy and software implementation in the UK and Turkey. He also served with Accenture and as an IT professional within the telecoms industry.

‘I’m delighted to be joining Baker Tilly at a time when the UK business community is increasingly looking to the cloud and SaaS to provide cost-effective IT solutions to support their growth plans,” said Knowles.

“Many SME and mid-market organisations remain understandably nervous about committing to major capital expenditure in the current economic climate. SaaS offers a way for organisations to upgrade their IT without much of the upfront outlay associated with traditional software deployments.”

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