Is technology outrunning compliance?

Technological advances have significantly improved services and offerings, and increased accessibility to information, but they have also created problems and pitfalls. Prompted by the recent security concerns relating to the sighting of unmanned aircraft near two London airports, Executive Director Harpreet Singh looks at whether technology is outrunning compliance and what the financial services sector can do to ensure it embraces the changes and stays ahead of the game.


Despite the deadline of March 29 for the UK to leave the European Union getting closer, a final decision about how this will happen remains elusive. Political wrangling is not helping the debate and businesses are left wondering how to prepare for the unknown....


DevOps combines development and operations in an agile way, removing walls, gates and transitions to increase accountability for the full end-to-end software development process. It reduces the time-to-market, lower costs and improves the overall quality of the...

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...


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...

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Brickendon Journal 14

Brickendon Journal 14

The future is all about transformation. As well as looking at some of the hot topics facing the financial services sector, such as data, cloud and DevOps, our latest journal (Journal 14) examines the many changes that are taking place in the financial services, in particular in relation to the developments in analytics, and outlines how businesses need to embrace these if they are to survive.

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.

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.

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