Digital leaders article archive

  • 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.
  • Robert Cowham, Senior Consultant at Perforce Software, reveals some of the configuration management pitfalls to avoid in the ‘brave new world’ of DevOps.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pete Jones, a partner at nlighten, shares some personal experiences concerning the introduction of agile methods into companies. He hopes that they will help you to maximise value and minimise pain related to your agile change.
  • Melanie Calver, Project Manager, Prosperity Technology, drills down to the ‘nuts and bolts’ of project management, and reveals why things really go wrong on so many different projects.

Digital Leaders

Digital Leaders (P2 Securing the cloud)Digital Leaders is written by IT professionals for IT professionals to help them influence their organisations away from using outdated practices, structures, reward systems and governance models to a more cutting edge world, but without disenfranchising people or communities.

2017-2018

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2016-2017

Read Part 10: Service Management

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Read Part 8: Project Management - Section 2 of 2

Read Part 7: Project Management - Section 1 of 2

Read Part 6: Internet of things

Read Part 5: Ethics in IT

Read Part 4: Tech startups and entrepreneurism in post Brexit UK

Read Part 3: Cloud and data management

Read Part 2: Security

Read Part 1: IT Strategy

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