Fail early, fail often, but what if you can’t fail? - the Games we Play at the BCS SM-ITAM conference
Fail often and fail fast is often taken as the agile war cry, but often people haven’t thought very deeply about what it actually means.
If COVID is over, should we return to the old ways? A mutable company could manage this – but perhaps the new flexible working practices are more productive in some cases.
The implication of an Institute of Internal Auditors poll is that hybrid working, including home-working, is more risky, or brings in unaddressed risks.
Individuals, employers and societies all have to play their part in ensuring good quality career planning and talent development are available to all.
Future of Work can mean Freedom of Choice - Delegated power to control one’s own life helps Employee Wellness
Covid has bought changes to working patterns, and new opportunities, which reinforce one another and come together in greater empowerment.
As organisations adopt new business models and the shape of the workforce changes, approaches to talent attraction and retention need to adapt accordingly.
The Future of Work is more likely to involve an equal partnership between employer and employee, than the “boss and minion” relationship.
Future of Work is the “gig economy” - temporary positions with workers hired short-term. This is very “Mutable Business” but can bring worker insecurity.
The migration to a human/machine hybrid business model is well under way. The pace and nature of the change is accelerating all the time.
BMC still seems to be in the process of re-inventing itself and its new acquisition of Compuware brings major new Mainframe capabilities.
Restore as a service - Backup is good, but restore is a lot more useful. I talk to W. Curtis Preston, “Mr Backup”.
Talking to Curtis Preston about Druva’s data-management-as-a-service and its support for AWS Snowball Edge, speeding-up and de-risking cloud transitions.
NextStep 2018 was OutSystems’ conference promoting its capabilities in processing Large Application Portfolios and its affection for BizDevOps.
Automation of software service delivery links your tools with software APIs – giving you a “software-defined infrastructure” and the Morpheus platform is a good basis for this.
Choosing KPIs is important, they can be financial or non-financial, or composite KPIs that you can’t measure directly may be better indicators than simple KPIs.
IB(No)M - IBM underplays the important value and differentiators their hardware architectures still provide
IBM have the skills, knowledge & experience to help CIOs re-architect their IT to achieve mutability. The M in IBM remains a critical element in their offer to their customers.
The recent TSB migration debacle was more than an Ops project and had Dev, testing and customer impacts. In these days of Ops/Dev collaboration, should it have been run as a DevOps-style process – or was it run “DevOps in name only”?
Interesting short article on visualising your assets based on architectural-style viewpoints: Better Configuration Management CMDB Data Visualization for Free.
NIS – another EU Directive to follow - it's an attempt to provide a more secure IT platform for everyone
While you are all (I hope) thinking about GDPR, just a brief heads-up on another EU initiative that will also still be important post-Brexit. The NIS Directive is the first piece of EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity. It provides legal measures…
As companies like TSB are currently finding out, “rip and replace” modernisation of high-capacity business-critical systems is high risk.
GDPR is very emphatically about managing privacy with the interests of the data subjects at heart. It is not about encouraging lazy people to sign away their rights.
The bottom line, I think, is that (regardless of GDPR and its jurisdiction) a mutable company can’t afford to have a breakdown of trust with its customers and other stakeholders – as Facebook is discovering. GDPR may simply be a catalyst for bringing data-related trust issues to the surface.
Blockchain governance - Even if Blockchain is secure (often moot), its whole ecosystem needs governance.
Blockchain governance will be key to its success in its role as a distributed ledger technology for mutable businesses.
The data centre market shouldn’t be complacent about the development and growth of The Open Compute Project (OCP).
Each winter you get the reviews of the market by all of the big US-based analyst houses, which is of interest because so many technologies start off in the US and take quite some time to get to EMEA. Over…
Configuration management would seem ideally placed to take advantage of a secure distributed ledger, using Blockchain.