IT Management Article Archive

  • Robert Cowham, Senior Consultant at Perforce Software, reveals some of the configuration management pitfalls to avoid in the ‘brave new world’ of DevOps: specialism vs generalism in the skill-set of your team, unconscious dependencies, mismanaging your ‘source(s) of truth’, versioning of binary assets, and integrating with ITIL and service management.
  • John O’Brien, Chief Content Officer, AXELOS Global Best Practice, discusses how ITSM professionals are being tasked with a wider remit to support the success of their businesses.
  • David Bird MBCS CITP discusses the challenges that public cloud security holds for the cloud user.
  • John Mitchell FBCS, with his risk analysis head on, discusses why WannaCry became a severe case of ‘ReallyCry’.
  • Could the cyber-attack trends from the first half of 2017 be extrapolated for the second half of the year?
  • IoT is not just about connected devices; it is about data. And it will be those businesses that find the right way to harness, analyse and monetise that data that will be the real winners in the IoT race.
  • William Seymour MBCS, PhD Student at the University of Oxford, discusses the opportunities that Capture the Flag events hold for both students and employers.
  • Tim Nyland-Jones, Information Security Manager at Northgate Vehicle Hire, investigates why IoT software and interoperability are still a long way from being standardised.
  • Martin Wheatman, winner of the 2016 BCS SGAI Machine Intelligence Competition, describes a replacement for the GUI metaphor through using natural language to make our smartphones chatty.
  • The macro climate throws up challenges that start-ups might not be equipped to meet. Philip Symons MBCS, Director of Zapplication Limited, explains how the BCS Entrepreneurs Group’s innovative CTO-In-Residence scheme can help.