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Musings from David Norfolk, Practice Leader for Development & Governance.

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25th September, 2017 - David Norfolk, the Editor of the Bloor MiniMag TRUST edition says: - trust in me
When employees, business partners, regulators and customers operate in a mutable (changing) environment, it is essential that they can TRUST this environment.

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25th September, 2017 - An interview with Stephen Deakin - ...an experienced Data and Digital Transformation expert
Exploring the TRUST issues met by a CIO in an Agile environment that is dedicated to "Digital Transformation"

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25th September, 2017 - An interview with Adam Carson - Head of Digital Strategy, Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Exploring TRUST issues with Adam Carson, Head of Digital Strategy at the Birmingham Woman's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust.

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11th August, 2017 - InterSystems "Joined Up Health and Care" - a healthcare technology conference
Report on the InterSystems "Joined Up Health and Care" conference, 2017

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24th July, 2017 - Building out a cloud-based critical app for a bank - SEAM number 8, a developer's meet-up
Gluster, Ansible and a cloud-based app...

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11th July, 2017 - Serverless architectures - a great idea, but some caution advised
We could be building a new spreadsheet disaster in Shadow IT

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6th July, 2017 - Serverless Architectures and the Internet of Garbage - AWS Lambda, Apache Open Whisk and Google Cloud Services
"Serverless Architectures" are rapidly becoming popular in Cloud computing (and, some would say, a bit of a religious movement).

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30th June, 2017 - How much is my new technology saving me? - it's all about common sense, scope, and politics
Estimating technology savings is all about common sense and scope; although politics can also be a factor.

Kevin Borley

29th June, 2017 - Digital transformation and trust - Kevin Borley looks at a Chief Information Officer's PoV
A CIO must have the authority to challenge the thinking of his/her colleagues (even at Board level), as to the feasibility of delivering disruptive change.

Peter Howes

19th June, 2017 - New version of BSĀ 10012 - a key aide to preparing for GDPR
A new version of BS 10012 supersedes the 2009 version, for European Directive (95/46/EC), which was implemented in the UK by the Data Protection Act 1998.

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16th May, 2017 - Addressing the GDPR issue - Patterns and Antipatterns for success
Addressing GDPR for business benefit rather than as a cost

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16th May, 2017 - Blockchain as a TRUST enabler. - It's at the start of its hype curve, but IBM and others are betting on business Blockchain
One of my takeaways from IBM Interconnect 2017 is that IBM is taking Blockchain, as a business technology, very seriously.

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5th April, 2017 - Configuration Management, is it all about TRUST - Thoughts prompted by the BCS Configuration Management Specialist Group Conference, 9/5/17
Can we trust the automated systems in the mutable business to do the right thing? We need "just enough" governance and configuration management

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5th April, 2017 - GDPR developments in the context of Smarter Risk Management - Iland and IBM, helping make sense of the GDPR risk
As business becomes more Agile, better managing Risk (such as the GDPR risk) becomes paramount.

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30th March, 2017 - Cyren Cloud Security surveys its marketplace - A survey of internet security as seen by the business
A survey which gives some input into how businesses of various sizes see Internet Security

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20th February, 2017 - Decisions: educating the business in logic - a possible side-effect of Sapiens DECISION
Decision modelling in the latest release of Sapiens DECISION may help the business to understand its own decision processes.

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28th January, 2017 - The death of Privacy Shield has probably not been exaggerated - Donald Trump disables privacy for non-US citizens
Processing EU "personally identifiable information" needs assurance of certain privacy measures. Trump has made it impossible to hold such info in the USA.

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28th January, 2017 - Designing an effective Cloud Service user experience - what we can learn from the Aspect Via "customer engagement centre"
Cloud-based persona-oriented services remove barriers to achieving the Mutable Enterprise.

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26th January, 2017 - More on licensing - business continuity - and governance - issues
A chat about licensing issues with Ian Preskett, a SAM process consultant

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17th January, 2017 - BMC Exchange 2016 - the privitised BMC is still innovating
There's still a buzz around BMC, although bringing its legacy customers along may not be trivial.