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You have been warned
Not having a strong IT governance framework for making technology-based decisions can be as precarious as riding a bicycle downhill without any brakes. With the proliferation of cloud computing, the incline has the potential to grow steeper, with the...
July 23, 2011 1:41 AM Read Full Post
A standards-based framework is only the start
We know the volume and diversity of attacks on corporate and government networks, smartphones and applications is on the rise - SPAM, phishing scams, mobile devices, advanced persistent threats . Yet, a large number of companies still do not have...
July 15, 2011 12:45 AM Read Full Post
Can you create a space for an internal community?
Communities are one of the key driving forces behind the success of the open source business model. Without the organisations and individuals that participate, of their own free will, investing time and money, there would be no open source —or...
June 16, 2011 10:22 AM Read Full Post
Suppliers getting savvy about legal requirements
At Accenture we are refreshing our Cloud Security & Data Privacy point of view. It’s been 2 years since we advocated ‘more caution,’ ‘less action’ in public cloud computing. Today, we are more optimistic and more realistic about the road...
May 24, 2011 9:42 PM Read Full Post
Put the users and developers back at the centre
How does your organisation manage open source governance? Do you have a standard policy in place? Do you revisit it frequently? And, do you involve your developers in the development of your governance policy? In the research study Accenture completed...
May 6, 2011 12:23 AM Read Full Post
Analytics, technology and proactive transport management
As I listened to presentations by leading transportation organisations from around the world, the majority of transport authorities seem to be driving to a common mission - increasing the market share of public transport in their region. The more progressive...
April 13, 2011 4:59 PM Read Full Post
Lower the value and raise the cost to the would-be evil doer
Words of wisdom: connect to public wireless points at your own risk, change your passwords every couple of months and avoid downloading software that is of unknown origin. These are reasonable rules of thumb for online safety. Of course most...
March 4, 2011 11:23 AM Read Full Post
Governance can tap cloud benefits and cut through hype
Few would argue that the cloud computing phenomenon is truly revolutionary in the industry. As it stands, many enterprise-level organisations previously watching from the sidelines or trialing the technology have now jumped in feet first; adoption is accelerating (see Cloudrise...
February 18, 2011 11:08 AM Read Full Post
Learn from consumer tech, the cool factor is not enough
Here’s a choice facing many a product manager in the consumer electronics industry. When creating a new product, should the development team focus its time and budget on adding extra functionality, or in ensuring that the existing functionality works reliably?...
February 10, 2011 12:14 PM Read Full Post
Cloud without a contract is courting trouble
Sometimes the blindingly obvious takes a long time to -- well -- become obvious. Not so long ago we were promised cloud services would be a one-click shopping experience. Simple or no contracts at all. That seemed farfetched. And it...
February 2, 2011 2:01 PM Read Full Post