Category: CIO Leaders

Cyber Security in the “When-Not-If” Era

Many large organisations now assume that breaches are simply inevitable, due to the inherent complexity of their business models and the multiplication of attack surfaces and attack vectors which comes with it. This realisation changes fundamentally the dynamics around cyber security.

Does it have to be called Data Governance?

Data Governance is unfortunately not an exciting title and in no way conveys the benefits that an organisation can achieve by implementing Data Governance. In this article Nicola Askham, The Data Governance Coach, explores whether it is possible to call your Data Governance initiative by a more appealing name.

What is the future of the Traditional IT Org?

Cloud Computing has fundamentally changed the underlying economic model on which most centralised “Group IT” departments were built.

Centralised IT departments were created primarily to achieve economies of scale from the capital-intensive purchasing and management of IT infrastructure in large, shared data-centres. Now, that role has been taken over by the hyper-scale cloud providers (Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google GCP), and “on-demand” infrastructure is available to any department or Line Of Business (LOB) that has a credit card or purchase order number with which to procure it.