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

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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.

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16th December, 2016 - Licensing - Just another business continuity issue, and why you need Configuration Management
Poor licensing can be a business continuity issue all by itself.

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9th December, 2016 - Cloud Lock-in - The worm in the apple; and how A10 Lightning might help
Lock-in to a Cloud platform is now as threatening as lock-in to, say, 1980s IBM, in the days of Mainframe, SAA and SNA, ever was. There are tools to help you.

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5th December, 2016 - CA World 2016 - general impressions
CA Technologies is still customer focused and sees open source integrations and AI as strategic. Plus, cultural mores in general have moved forwar

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22nd November, 2016 - Some thoughts on OutSystems 10 - one of the leading general-purpose low-code platforms
There's a new release of OutSystems, which tidies up its mobile capabilities.

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3rd November, 2016 - InterSystems data technologies - the innovative database platform that you've never heard of
InterSystems is worthy of more attention

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10th October, 2016 - The issue with testing today - Modern systems are so complex, testing may do little more than engender a false sense of security
Accepted testing practices and techniques aren't adequate for the system complexity we anticipate after the Mutable inflection point.

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29th September, 2016 - A focus on Business Continuity - Business Continuity should be a tested part of holistic system design, not a bolt-on afterthought
Some thoughts on Business Continuity, prompted by a new iland survey

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21st September, 2016 - Uniface 10 - Now generally available
Uniface 10 for all Uniface developers is released.

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8th September, 2016 - Developing for the Mutable Enterprise - is "NoCode", with tools such as Metavine Genesis, the way forward?
Development of apps for the Mutable Business is probably going to be declarative, without coding, if businesses are gong to take control.

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2nd September, 2016 - The Mutable Enterprise - What it means to society as a whole
The Mutable Enterprise is just one aspect of an inflection point we will have to journey through in the 21st century.