Robotics

The robots are coming! Now is the time to embrace technological advances that are accelerating the process of replacing people with robotics and automation. It’s not about removing humans from the workplace, but rather enabling organisations to make the best use of...

Brexit

With less than a year to go until Britain officially leaves the EU, uncertainty still remains over the exact terms of the departure. While the authorities have managed to agree on a transition period that will allow financial services firms to continue to benefit from...

GDPR

The recent media revelations surrounding an alleged data breach involving social media site Facebook and Cambridge Analytica highlight the importance of complying with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Billed as the biggest change to data privacy...

Diversity in the workplace

One hundred years on from women winning the right to vote in the UK, and female rights, and in particular equality in the workplace, are still dominating the headlines. Notable advances have been made, but women are still woefully underrepresented at the senior...

MIFID II

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, more commonly known as MiFID II, is no longer just about compliance. With the deadline already behind us, firms now need to focus on the next stage of remaining compliant and operating successfully in what is becoming an increasingly competitive and highly-regulated marketplace. MiFID II’s impacts are far reaching, both in terms of the macro structure of the overall financial markets and the internal functional areas within the financial institutions themselves. There is no room for post- deadline complacency.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

RPA – Robotic Process Automation – is not about robots taking our jobs. It is about enabling organisations to make the best use of their employees in areas that add value to the firm’s operations by delegating repetitive tasks to machines.

Is it time to embrace robots?

Banking systems are full of repetitive processes that require significant amounts of time and energy. Brickendon Principal Consultant Srirupa Chaudhuri looks at how Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can help financial institutions overcome these challenges.

Successful DevOps implementation requires mindset change

Successful DevOps implementation requires mindset change

Successfully switching to a DevOps way of working is not just about business change, but also about a change in mindset. To reap the full benefits of Brickendon’s DevOps approach the whole business needs to embrace the concept.

Brexit next steps – where to now?

Brexit next steps – where to now?

With exactly a year to go until the UK officially leaves the EU, Brickendon looks at what banks should be doing to ensure their contingency planning is focusing on the right areas to help them stay ahead of the competition in the post-Brexit world. In an uncertain world, preparation is key.

DevOps

DevOps

DevOps combines development and operations in an agile way, increasing accountability for the full end-to-end software development process. It reduces the time to market, lowers costs and improves the overall quality of the software.

Top Five Impacts of GDPR on Financial Services

Top Five Impacts of GDPR on Financial Services

With the recent media speculation surrounding an alleged data breach involving social media site Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, Brickendon takes a closer look at what the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means for financial organisations. The compliance deadline is less than two months away – now is the time to act.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Implementing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can help organisations address the issues of rising costs and help them remain ahead of the game in what is becoming an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Quality Maturity Model (QMM)

Quality Maturity Model (QMM)

The importance of quality assurance should not be overlooked in the ongoing battle for time and financial resources. The key is to realise the benefits of continuous integration and accept that quality and speed are not mutually exclusive.

Automated Intelligent Regression Testing – Why implement AIRT?

Automated Intelligent Regression Testing – Why implement AIRT?

Many organisations are struggling to balance the need for continuous software testing with the desire to reign in spiralling costs. Brickendon’s testing experts look at how implementing Automated Intelligent Regression Testing can help address these issues.

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