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Business Imperatives and the Tech Time Bomb

Many transformational programs in enterprise IT are no more than shiny objects sitting on a veneer layer that masks the unsustainable, expensive legacy they depend on.

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing an IT Framework

It’s easy in the world of IT to feel like there’s framework overload; there’s so many options to choose from.
My advice to try and clear away the clutter is to step back and really think through all the options out there before jumping into adoption. Here's 5 questions to ask before you make your decision.

JupyterCon 2017

Last August, I was lucky to find myself at the inaugural O’Reilly conference, JupyterCon 2017 in New York. Much smaller than O’Reilly’s Strata+Hadoop conferences, this one dedicated itself to the increasing popular python framework Jupyter. Some of you who have already been to Strata+Hadoop would have no doubt already heard of it.

We need to think more about return on energy!

In the very early 1980s, I encountered my first IT Help Desk. I remember thinking at the time that it seemed an odd thing because we had so many issues we needed to set up, something to capture, prioritise and ultimately fix them. Odd – why didn’t we focus our efforts on fixing the issues?? We didn’t, and little did I know at the time a massive industry of software providers, consultants, experience professionals would become the norm in our IT world all playing in this space.

The IT4IT™ Standard – What is all the fuss about ? Isn't it just an architecture after all?

An article I produced just before joining Virtual Clarity and a subject I will be speaking about at The Open Group Conference on the 18th April. In October 2015, The Open Group launched a new standard, The Open Group IT4IT™ Reference Architecture, and I personally feel this may have been one of the biggest events when it comes to the history of IT. At last, IT is starting to really mature! Let me tell you why I have this view.

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Tremors in the boardroom as GDPR moves the regulatory paradigm from compliance to exposure

Unless you have been living under a rock, you will be aware of the impending activation of the General Data Privacy Regulation on May 25th of this year. The shocker is that many organizations are only now beginning to realize the potential impact to their business of this new regulatory direction of travel

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IWD 2018: Women in Tech

It’s International Women’s Day 2018 and a good time for us to reflect on how far gender parity has improved in the 100 years since women in the UK received the vote. While the achievements of women over the past century can be seen in everything from politics to business to sports, the progression of women working in STEM-related careers, including IT, remains woefully low, compared to other industries.