Digital leaders article archive

  • Dr Janet Cole MBCS, Nick Fernando MBCS and Dr Chris Littlewood of the BCS Business Change Specialist Group discuss why organisations need process learning hubs.
  • Christopher Middup MBCS, an associate academic at the University of Derby (UDOL), and Alexander Borg, a consultant at the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA), discuss the state of smart specialisation in the United Kingdom.
  • Bob Mellor MBCS explains how data centres are set to become the differentiator between companies that are simply capable, and those who excel.
  • It is estimated that by 2020 there will be nearly as many digital bits in the world as there are stars in the universe, some 44 trillion gigabytes!
  • Jos Creese MBCS, discusses how the role of IT is changing and suggests that the profession, as a whole, must keep up with these changes for the sake of business and society in general.
  • Stephen A. Roberts and Bruce Laurie, both from the School of Computing and Technology at the University of West London, immerse themselves in the sometimes murky world of project management.
  • Sixty per cent of projects fail due to poor communication, scope creep, lacking risk control, cost miscalculations, loss of strategic interest or sabotage. With this in mind Dr Stefan Bertschi and Gandin Hornemann discuss how stakeholder sabotage can be identified and lead to recovery.
  • Dr David Miller FBCS, management consultant and Managing Director of ITDYNAMICS, discusses the benefits of having an automated IT service management system supporting active management.
  • Steve Burrows FBCS, Managing Director, SBA, compares and contrasts two popular project management methods, namely Waterfall and Agile.
  • Bryan Barrow MBCS considers the current issues in project management, and compares them with a conundrum that was faced by the scientific community last century.

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Leaders is written by IT professionals for IT professionals to help them influence their organisations away from using outdated practices, structures, reward systems and governance models to a more cutting edge world, but without disenfranchising people or communities.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

Read Part 2: Securing the cloud
Read Part 1: Cyber threats and countermeasures

2016-2017

Read Part 10: Service Management

Read Part 9: Inside Brexit IT

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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