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Penetration testing in the UK is broken - here's how to fix it

Enterprises are being failed by check-box penetration testing that often tells them nothing useful

by Management Briefing

UK enterprises are being failed by check-box penetration testing that tells them nothing useful

April 27, 2015 1:09:00 PM Read Full Post

The Simplicity of Being Unlimited

3G/4G roaming can be painfully slow. Wi-Fi is the answer

by Management Briefing

You climb into a cab. The driver flips the meter on. In heavy midday traffic, you watch the meter click off the pounds, even as you watch pedestrians on the street passing you by. Then you notice the cabbie’s sign: No Credit Cards, Cash Only.

April 21, 2015 4:09:00 PM Read Full Post

Get Smart – How to Avoid the Same Old Mistakes in Outsourcing

Smartsourcing is a real option now but you have to be smart to really benefit

by Management Briefing

Technology change has helped move IT away from the traditional, monolithic approach to outsourcing. Instead, advances such as the cloud have made smartsourcing a reality: using small, flexible contracts for discreet services to cover specific IT needs quickly and effectively, rather than providing a mass alternative to in-house IT.

March 27, 2015 4:49:00 PM Read Full Post

Realising the Benefits of Big Data's Promise

Part 2: Nine Steps to Success

by Management Briefing

A succesful Big Data programme begins with defining responsibilities for data in the enterprise.

March 24, 2015 12:05:00 PM Read Full Post

From big data to big money – how to convert information into revenue

Is your business sitting on a data gold mine? It's time to get creative.

by Duncan Ross

Machine sensors, location information, purchasing histories, digital media, browsing histories and online behaviour – all are sources of data that have the potential to be turned into gold.

March 13, 2015 4:23:00 PM Read Full Post

Realising the Benefits of Big Data's Promise

Part 1: Identifying the Challenges

by Management Briefing

The world today is being flooded with digital data, in myriad manifestations and washing over us at such incredible speed that making sense of it is dauntingly difficult. Yet this tidal wave of data, when channelled and filtered by an array of new technologies, holds untold value for organisations. Or so we are told. But despite the sometimes exaggerated hype surrounding "big data," the fundamental assertion is true: data and the decisions driven by that data now represent the next frontier of innovation and productivity.

January 20, 2015 4:24:00 PM Read Full Post

There’s an (enterprise) app for that

Businesses need to close the mobile app gap and an enterpise app store is the way to go

by Adam Spearing

The drastic behavioural shift induced by the new app economy still has some enterprises struggling to deliver mobile apps to their workforce. It is time to close the app gap.

December 08, 2014 3:53:00 PM Read Full Post

Where is the ITSM Industry Going?

Navvia’s 2014 ITSM Industry Survey Results

by Management Briefing

Navvia, a company that helps organisations to design, improve, and manage their IT service management (ITSM) processes, revealed the results of its ninth annual ITSM Industry Survey earlier this month.

November 17, 2014 9:00:00 AM Read Full Post

Don’t Go All-In: Making a smart bet on data centres

Why Total Cost of Ownership and Unit Costing still matter

by Management Briefing

We are currently witnessing a transformation in the way in which organisations purchase and deliver IT. The commoditisation of computer hardware, virtualisation and the presence of cloud services has opened up a number of options for companies to reduce the costs of IT.

November 04, 2014 2:17:00 PM Read Full Post

Reaping the Benefits of Technology Business Management

Organisations are six times more likely to be TBM leaders when the CIO is in charge of TBM

by Management Briefing

I admitted to sadly being a qualified accountant, in my previous blog, decrying the poor state of financial understanding and stewardship in many corporate IT organisations. In hindsight it felt a little mean – stating that organisations need to get better but not adding much on the how.

November 03, 2014 8:23:00 AM Read Full Post


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