Business Article Archive

  • DevOps brings new challenges to the professional IT project manager, particularly in avoiding a DevOps disaster project (DisPro).
  • People are the most difficult part of any change; for it to succeed, each person involved must have a reason for positive action or acceptance. Nic Vine discusses the importance of managing incentives and trust in achieving successful change.
  • Connor Morley and Diane Gan, from the CSAFE Research Centre at the University of Greenwich, discuss a new tool for detecting and accessing TrueCrypt containers.
  • Graziela Tridapalli, Senior Consultant at Retail Reply, asks if DevOps is just another buzzword or can it really help your business?
  • Ian Rowlands MBCS looks into the regulatory impact of Brexit on data management and finds some painful truths and some sources of hope along the way.
  • Sven Erik Knop, Perforce Software explains why getting the software development foundation right is of fundamental importance for long-term internet of things (IoT) success.
  • To go 'green' requires changes to how people work, interact and use technology. Ian Gotts, CEO and founder of Nimbus, argues there are business and environmental benefits to business process management (BPM) and cloud computing.
  • Brandt Dainow, an independent web analyst and doctoral student at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, posits the view that ethics should not just be considered after a product is finished, but should be integral to their very creation.
  • Mark McKee, Director, Herongate Associates, asks if DevOps is the shape of IT for the future and, if so, do we dispense with more traditional project management?
  • Despite an entire industry being formed around change and projects, they still have a very poor record of success. With this in mind, Paul Taylor, a consultant in change management, recommends some actions that organisations can follow to improve their record of success.

Arabian Computer News

Business analysis: the catalyst for business change
The business analyst is emerging as a force for change, bridging the traditional gap between IT and business, writes Erik Bernsten, Regional Director, Middle East, BCS The Chartered Institute for IT.
Taken from Arabian Computer News (November 2013).