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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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.

The perils of data monetisation

The perils of data monetisation

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.

Out of sight out of mind – is it true GDPR only matters if you’re in the EU?

Out of sight out of mind – is it true GDPR only matters if you’re in the EU?

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.

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