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Building your first corporate app store: Getting started

We are all used to apps stores so why is IT so reluctant to bring them into the workplace?


When it comes to mobile and desktop apps, modern consumers have been spoilt for choice. Thanks to mobile app stores such as Google Play and the Apple App Store, the concept of installing an application has switched from a mysterious IT procedure to a day-to-day routine.

September 22, 2014 11:12:00 AM Read Full Post

Manage code to win in the new digital economy

This is not just a Big Data story


Consider your home technology - laptops, tablets, mobile devices, gaming consoles, health sensors, and so on. Now think about all the things you do with your gadgetry from connecting with friends to managing your money and monitoring your fitness.

September 17, 2014 11:59:00 AM Read Full Post

Clausewitz, war and the E-borders fiasco

Why cheap is not cheerful for public sector IT

by Mike Bradbury

When I heard that the UK Government had lost its court battle over cancellation of the e-borders project and was ordered to pay the contractor, Raytheon £224 million, I was reminded of the observations of Carl von Clausewitz.

September 16, 2014 1:37:00 AM Read Full Post

Beyond process optimisation, the new business models of big data

Initially used to boost the analytical strategies of companies, big data is gradually morphing into a means to radically shift business models.

by Management Briefing

Since it started to make a dramatic splash on the public scene, big data has gradually shown a glimpse of the benefits it can offer businesses. Initially focused on storing and providing access to massive volumes of data, big data quickly became...

September 04, 2014 5:32:25 AM Read Full Post

IBM licensing: The acronyms start with the name and get progressively more complex

The challenge lies in applying IBM€™s licensing theory in the real world

by Management Briefing

Software licensing jargon used by the different software vendors makes up some of the most complex and potentially confusing terminology to have emerged from the technology industry. As one of the biggest vendors of all, IBM creates more than its...

September 03, 2014 5:42:26 AM Read Full Post

Enterprises unprepared for software license compliance risk from virtualisation

Be proactive or risk hefty bills come audit time

by Management Briefing

Tensions between application producers and enterprises around virtualisation are likely to heat up. Many enterprises are not implementing prudent best processes and technology to track and manage licenses for their virtualised applications. This...

August 14, 2014 11:55:49 AM Read Full Post

How to pay the right price for your Oracle database

Choose the right license options for your budget & business needs

by Management Briefing

Oracle has clearly been a market leader in database technologies for a long time and many organisations are totally reliant on their Oracle databases. It is a complex technology to understand and Oracle would be the first to admit that not all...

August 05, 2014 12:19:03 PM Read Full Post

Enterprise cloud computing - the irreversible trend

Why the business unit is leading the way

by Management Briefing

Despite the hype, enterprise cloud computing is still at an initial phase of adoption; though there is near consensus in the industry that cloud adoption in enterprises is an irreversible trend and one that is set to accelerate further in the...

June 24, 2014 2:32:17 PM Read Full Post

Hyper-connected consumers and the new digital divide

APIs, supply chain, profit and survival

by Management Briefing

While the digital transformation will be different in each industry and at each company, one thing will be common: the entire digital supply chain will be glued together using APIs. Skills like mastering the power of APIs will decide which side...

June 24, 2014 11:48:44 AM Read Full Post

Where the bodies are buried - tales from the front line of banking IT

Big Bang core banking system overhauls are difficult...

by Management Briefing

As the UK banking industry struggles to shake off the harrowing memories of 2008’s credit crisis, and 2012’s mis-selling scandals, some have returned to profit with a vengeance. However, even as the industry tries to convince the...

June 02, 2014 10:08:00 AM Read Full Post

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