Technology Matters, Ignore it at your peril!

Date/Time:
Thursday 11 July 2013, 6.30pm

Venue:
BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

Cost:
BCS/IC & JCF Member £10 (plus VAT @20%) Non BCS Member £15 (plus VAT@20%).

Speaker:
Colin Butcher CEng FBCS, XDelta

Synopsis:

Don't Risk the Foundations upon which your Business Depends

Colin Butcher CEng FBCS is a systems architect and consulting engineer specialising in mission-critical and disaster-tolerant systems.

All businesses, not just consultants, rely on technology. However, people frequently fail to pay proper attention to it until it's too late.

  • Systems failures will disrupt your business.
  • Restoring your data and rebuilding your systems is stressful and consumes precious time, effort and cost.
  • Failures can also damage your reputation.
  • In the worst case, your business can cease to exist

The computer industry is frequently poor at providing information and advice for non-specialists to help people choose what is appropriate for their needs.

This talk is intended to explain some of the underlying principles and the background about how and why things work as they do.

All businesses need technology that they can rely on. Why not take large scale systems thinking and apply it successfully to your own business? By having a better understanding, you should be able to make better decisions when it comes to spending money on technology for your business.

During this session Colin will discuss how one can implement cost effective and reliable systems for businesses by applying large-scale systems thinking on a smaller scale.

Colin Butcher CEng FBCS of XDelta is a systems architect and consulting engineer who has built an international reputation as one of the leading systems architects for mission-critical systems. Colin was a finalist in both the 2008 and 2003 BCS IT Professional Awards for "IT Consultant of the Year" for his work on two major projects (healthcare and aerospace).

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