Skills for faster innovation in financial services

Banks and insurance companies are going through a lot of changes. Read on to see my thinking on how to facilitate that change if you are working in financial services. Pathways to innovation There are two major pathways to innovation in financial services, Read more...

Banks love to take risks, or not?

The common opinion seems to be that banks are largely occupied by avoiding risks. That may be true to some extent. In reality banks (as well as insurance companies) are actually in the business of taking risks. And scary risks as well, for that Read more...

What if the auditor is scared?

With so many of my course takers working in the financial industry, I decided to dive a bit deeper into the secure cloud adoption process. I want to figure out what the drivers of that process are, and where organizations Read more...

Cloud computing is the new IT supply chain and is going to change your job

You may have come across the idea that cloud computing is just another hype, and it will be over in a few years. Sure, there have been trends in IT that didn’t last forever, such as expert systems or gopher. Read more...

The Bionic Cloud Website

Make your website bionic: better, stronger, faster Now thanks to cloud computing, you don’t have to spend 6 million dollars to make your web application better, stronger, faster than it was. In fact you can do all that and make Read more...

Eating an elephant, piece by piece

How to move an app to the cloud?   hybrid, one on one. replace.

How my site got hacked, and how you can learn from that

Detection I should have acted on the first signals more aggressively. But let’s talk about that later. Here is the story of my site being infected with malware, viewed by a professional cloud security expert. So I am going to Read more...

Agile development requires modern digital infrastructures

Agile development is all the fashion nowadays. Why is that and what kind of digital infrastructures does that require? Back in the old days, business software was primarily written to automate existing business processes. Those processes might change somewhat as Read more...

Cloud migration strategies and their impact on security and governance

Public cloud migrations come in different shapes and sizes, but I see three major approaches. Each of these has very different technical and governance implications. Three approaches Companies dying to get rid of their data centers often get started on Read more...

Are you a risk to your customers?

In the past weeks I have been talking to a number of small software providers. Most software these days is no longer shipped (CD-ROMs are really oldskool, aren’t they?), but is delivered as a service over the internet. These software Read more...