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Reviewing the Cloud Deployment Models

More and more organizations are moving towards cloud technologies for scalability, cost reduction, and new service offerings. Let's review the cloud deployment models: Public Cloud- Cloud computing services from vendors that can be accessed across the internet or a private network, using systems in one or more data centers, shared among multiple customers, with varying [...]

By |cloud computing|

The top 5 trends for digital transformation in 2018

Businesses have had to adjust to new ways of doing things, most of them related to the digital transformation that business, and the world, has experienced in recent years. From artificial intelligence (AI), to blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT), new digital technologies are having a major impact on business – and that impact [...]

7 digital transformation myths

Digital transformation has the potential to be, well, transformative; when done right, a digital transformation can enable your business to reap significant, and well-documented, benefits. But with many things IT, there comes a tendency to get wrapped up in the hype and not think through the hard truths of execution until the promise doesn’t live [...]

By |Digital Transformation|

Effective Risk Management in Digital Transformation

As organizations progress along the path of digital transformation, proactive risk mitigation becomes a higher priority. This implies that as business leaders manage the priorities of security, agility and operational efficiency, they become better placed to embed risk mitigation into the entire stack. Organizations that have progressed their digital transformation plans are more inclined to [...]

By |Compliance|

Application performance monitoring (APM): aligning business and technology in financial services

Today, almost every activity in a financial services business – trade execution, settlement, clearing etc. – is linked to at least one application and an underlying IT infrastructure. Aligning the two, business and technology, is therefore central to the success of market participants, from stock exchanges to broker-dealers. Monitoring tools can enable business and technology [...]

The 8 Principles of Continuous Delivery

Continuous delivery promotes the adoption of an automated deployment pipeline to release software into production reliably and quickly. Its goal is to establish an optimized end-to-end process, enhance the development to production cycles, lower the risk of release problems and provide a quicker time to market. To that point,  Jez Humble and Dave Farley define the [...]

By |devops|

Meeting Regulatory Compliance In Finance

As automation speeds up database development and reduces costly downtime, strict database regulatory compliance in finance is preventing organizations in this sector from adopting these practices.With the recent fast-paced wave of regulation, financial institutions need a tool that helps them achieve compliance and combat regulatory constraints. Challenges Presented by Strict Regulatory Compliance The task of [...]

The Rise Of DevOps in Financial Services

For a long time, financial service companies were infamous for their slow-moving IT ecosystems. However, since the rapid growth of DevOps in financial services, the industry has gone from the last horse in the race to the leader in innovation and modern software delivery practices. Then And Now. What Happened? DevOps in financial services was an [...]

By |devops, Financial Services|

Six Ways CIOs Can Drive Digital Transformation

Growing a digital business is essential for virtually every enterprise across every industry. Large enterprises and small businesses alike are digitizing their internal and customer-facing processes and services to increase efficiency, scale their businesses, and collect meaningful data. Yet, while many companies have launched digital services to collect data, we haven’t fully tapped into the [...]

By |Digital Transformation|

12 tips for using DevOps to fuel digital transformation

DevOps, a mashup of "development" and "operations," describes the organizational structure, practices and culture required to enable rapid agile development and scalable operations. DevOps automates software assembly, leveraging continuous integration, development and deployment, to improve customer experiences, respond faster to business needs, and ensure that innovation is balanced with security and operational needs. 12 best [...]