Hot desking is more than just swapping desks

Businesses are under pressure from all angles to cut costs. Reducing real estate spend – second only to wages for most companies, can benefit more than just the bottom line. Here we look at how to reduce spending on office space, whilst not only retaining employees and maintaining morale, but even enhancing your workforce and improving productivity and employee well-being.

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The future of data lies in analytics

The future of data lies in analytics

Ignoring the opportunities offered by data analysis could be the difference between success and failure for any business. Analytics has come a long way over the past few years with significant amounts of money being spent on new technologies and methodologies. Brickendon Senior Manager Evangelos Tzimopoulos looks at the vast potential offered to those that embrace the change.

Strategy matters, especially where technology is conncerned

Strategy matters, especially where technology is conncerned

Innovation is fuelling the evolution of the technology world, but in order to take full advantage of the opportunities it brings, organisations need to ensure they have a clear, well-communicated technology strategy to help them reach their goal. Brickendon Director and technology strategy expert Geoff Cooper looks at why strategy matters.

SFTR – the latest regulation on the block

SFTR – the latest regulation on the block

GDPR and MiFID are old news. Now it’s time for Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR). Aimed at improving transparency around securities lending and repos or Securities Financing Transactions (SFTs), as well as addressing the inherent risk in transactions entering ‘shadow banking’ areas, the deadline for SFTR compliance is the second half of 2019. Read on to find out more.

QA Engineering in the fast-paced world of DevOps

QA Engineering in the fast-paced world of DevOps

The DevOps software development practice brings formerly siloed teams within an organisation together to work as part of an integrated team that – builds quality software in a rapid, continuous, and repeatable manner. This new mode of delivery requires Quality Assurance (QA) engineers to shift their mode of work to keep up with the fast-paced, innovative, and automated world of DevOps. This starts with having a strong understanding of the role QA engineers will play within the DevOps team.

Can cloud computing survive data regulation?

Can cloud computing survive data regulation?

Can cloud computing thrive in an environment where regulations rule? The use of the cloud is becoming more prevalent, but there is no sign of the amount of regulation subsiding. Regulations often require localised compliance, while the purpose of the cloud is to make a single source of data global and house it in one location irrelevant of where it originated. Brickendon data and cloud experts Nikit Kothari and Andrew Lawson examine whether the cloud and regulation can thrive together.

Role of the business needs clarity in DevOps transition

Role of the business needs clarity in DevOps transition

A successful DevOps transition requires the support of the whole organisation, including the business unit and technology division. Iya Datikashvili, a director and DevOps expert at Brickendon, looks at why the business unit is lagging behind in its acceptance of the DevOps methodology.

Cloud computing – the what, where, when and how?

Cloud computing – the what, where, when and how?

While the concept of cloud computing has been around for a while, it’s popularity has grown significantly in recent years as businesses see the benefits it can bring. Whether your motivation is flexibility, cost-saving, or just keeping up with the competition, now is the time to embrace the cloud. To be sure you make the right choices for your business, Brickendon Executive Director Nikit Kothari sums up what exactly the cloud is and why you should care.

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