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.
How can the financial industry innovate faster?
Here I want to zoom in on one thing. I want to discuss why non-technical people need to have a basic understanding of cloud technology.
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.
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. It is here to stay But cloud computing is a manifestation of a deeper trend […]
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 apply all that cloud security theory to it. The hack led to business damage at […]
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 a result, but in the core processes were no different. Think accounting systems, scheduling, “customer […]
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 matter. Think about it. You hand over a sum of money to a person that […]
Do you deliver your software product as a service? Or do you offer another IT service online? Then you probably have found that your customers really need assurance that your service is good enough for their purposes. It has to be usable of course, but it also has to fit in their risk appetite and […]
The internet changes the way we think, Nicholas Carr writes in “The Shallows”. Simple examples can be found in what we decide to lookup instead of memorize, such as phone numbers. At the same time it still makes sense to study and memorize traffic signs and history. But old truths don’t all hold anymore. The […]
The question I am working on is this. How can IT leaders drive the right level of cloud adoption? We know cloud computing can bring risks and benefits. But how can organizations swiftly and securely do the right level of adoption? No place for bean counters When I talk about IT leaders I don’t mean […]