Category: Systems & Infrastructure

Mutable Business

Big Software and the 4th Industrial Revolution – Enabling the mutable enterprise

Big Software represents the start of a new technological era in which each of the major capabilities at the heart of contemporary cloud and data centre operations can be created and managed as software– data storage as software, data processing as software, data networking as software. Given a data management compute landscape (storing, processing, networking) that is a single continuum of software, innovative capabilities are now being developed to further transform data management operations and, in turn, further transform the delivery of the mutable enterprise.

Kanbaning your Scrum

Bottom line – WiP limits must be applied to improve flow of the delivery of value. It’s a key lever to improve the performance of Scrum Teams. Here we prove it. Part 1 of 3…

To Delete Or Not To Delete — That Is The Question

There seems to be confusion in corporate America about whether or not to delete data. On one hand, there are legal departments that advise keeping everything forever, and on the other are those that recommend deleting everything as a matter of policy as soon as possible — whacking away at files and folders on your file servers like a drunk landscaper whirling a weed whacker around your yard. Meanwhile, IT is stuck in the middle trying to develop and engineer systems to enforce ever-changing data retention policies.

Skills Gulf Is Cloud’s Biggest Peril

Cloud growth is compounding with it being the underlyer to other growth technologies such as Big Data, IOT (Internet of Things), Mobile and digitisation. With this comes a need for new skills and approaches, do you re-train or employ new? Do you have a choice ?

Phones Frozen Out?

Business Continuity is becoming ever more critical and in today’s cloud world should be easier. Yet in recent hits of bad weather, ‘The Beast From The East’ had an impact. Users should be tied to their phone numbers, but not tied to the physical device or location.

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