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.
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.
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.
One of the biggest challenges in the testing world is how to achieve an efficient and robust testing service model across the organisation’s entire IT department without introducing operational risk. Here, one of Brickendon’s testing experts, Director Iya Datikashvili, looks at how adopting a Testing Centre of Excellence (TCoE) can help.
A managed service offering is all about improving operations and reducing overheads. Gone are the days of shipping out the testing function to one location and development to another purely to cut costs. Today, the key is that the managed service provider takes managerial responsibility for certain business functions with the aim of utilising cheaper resources based overseas but maintaining the responsibility and quality expected in the home location. The demand for these services is growing fast. Here Brickendon Partner Lee Pittaway outlines what Brickendon is doing to develop our own offering in this area.
The banking revolution is upon us. In a market where competition is already fierce, new initiatives and regulations such as Open Banking in the UK and the second Payments Services Directive (PSD2) in Europe are seeking to modernise the banking offering, giving innovative FinTech firms and payments specialists the opportunity to play the incumbent banks at their own game. Who will emerge as the winner remains to be seen, but the consumer has a lot to gain from their attempts to dominate the market. Corneliu Dicusar, a senior consultant and data specialist at Brickendon, looks at what open banking really is and why it matters to both the consumer and the financial institutions.
Data monetisation is not a new phenomenon , but it is one that is becoming increasingly complex with the proliferation of data in today’s society and the new rules surrounding data privacy. With less than two weeks to go until the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, Brickendon Director Andrew Lawson looks at the issue in greater detail.
The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into force on May 25th and European companies are already preparing for its implementation. The question is whether this is enough? – Should firms from other parts of the globe be preparing too? Andrew Lawson, one of Brickendon’s US data experts, looks at what the new legislation, dubbed as having the greatest impact on data collection, storage and usage of any regulation in the last 20 years, means for US companies.