Business Article Archive

  • Jamie Randall, founder of The Friendly Nerd and Technical Director of the IASME Consortium, argues that we need to give organisations the right kind of skills to prevent data breaches.
  • Personal and political views on Brexit aside, the task for BCS is to understand how to plan for a successful digital future outside the EU. David Evans, BCS Director of Policy and Communities, presents some thoughts on what the BCS community could do, and how you can get involved in the conversation.
  • 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 its very creation.
  • Penny Pullan CEng MBCS takes a look at virtual leadership. How can you get the best out of virtual work and virtual teams? (Hint: it’s not just about technology!).
  • Andy Smith FBCS considers the use of cloud services and the sometimes false sense of security that they can give to those that take them on as part of their organisation’s normal day-to-day operations.
  • Jude Umeh MBCS considers how technology entrepreneurs and start-ups should best approach the difficult task of balancing IP protection vs. commercialisation considerations in the dynamic, financial and geo-political landscape of today.
  • In an often overlooked aspect of agile, Alan Moran, Managing Director of the Swiss based Institute for Agile Risk Management, explains how agile practices contribute to the bottom line of your organisation.
  • Knowledge is power and everybody aspires to power to some degree. Peter Lewinton MBCS, KLipcorp IP, explores how intellectual property has evolved over time and the importance of allocating resources to protect intellectual property in the digital age.
  • Vijayaratnam Ganeshkumar FBCS,, considers the brave new world that we find ourselves in, where having an open, trusting society also comes with a darker caveat, that of nations guilty of higher levels of surveillance than most of us are comfortable with...
  • Cloud computing still involves many risks concerning security, integrity and network dependency. Reza Alavi, from BCS IRMA Academic Relations, discusses the security issues of moving to the cloud.

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).