Adoption of IT governance strategies for multi-product DevOps teams

Call for participants Introduction IT leaders may be unaware of the interdependence of the factors that influence the adoption of IT governance strategies, such as COBIT5, ITIL, TOGAF, ZACHMAN, and ISO27001. The researcher is inviting IT leaders from multi-product DevOps teams who have implemented IT governance strategies to participate in a survey to determine the relationships between performance expectation, effort expectancy, social influence, […]

Evaluating AGILE adoption in software delivery organizations

Introduction Software development methodologies play an important role in the organizations’ ability to respond to new stimuli originating from new requirements, features, vulnerabilities and bugs.  AGILE methodologies are widely used, based on the premise of fast reaction and minimal expenditure in responding to these stimuli.  Research in the field of AGILE is evaluated against (a) culture transformation (Gregory & Taylor, […]

Transforming the data platform

The need for a revised reference architecture It is difficult for senior management to build customer relationships with clients if they are unable to access their clients’ data. Executives cannot do quantitative evaluations of data given by large numbers of customers or sources as a consequence. Most businesses depend largely on subjective judgment and external analysis when it comes to […]

Cloud agnosticism – Part 3

Introduction Many organizations are looking at cloud-agnosticism architectures to avoid vendor lock-in, whilst minimizing hosting expenditure and increasing availability and scalability according to demands. At the heart of cloud agnosticism lies the notion of multi-cloud environments. In this post, I will be discussing the existing literature pertaining to infrastructure as code, containerization, and leveraging a multi cloud setup towards the […]

Cloud agnosticism – Part 2

Foundation Multi-cloud cost-aware resource scheduling has been proven to yield 90.8% savings in VM subscriptions, 99.2% in egress network traffic and quadrupling data transfers (Jiang et al., 2020). Cloud agnosticism emerges from the price of cloud computing as well as vendor lock-in. Cloud expenses are a big source of worry for all customers. As CSPs raise the price of their […]

Cloud agnosticism – Part 1

An Introduction Cloud agnosticism stems from the costs associated to cloud computing and vendor locking as discussed in this post. An organization leveraging cloud service computing tends to witness a gradual increase in the TCO due to increased data, services, bandwidth and upselling (additional new services). This results in higher service delivery costs to the general public. Hence, organizations needs […]

Information Security Policies

Rationale As organizations are adapting to new security measures, a revision of the internal IS security policies is necessary. The activities to undertake such an initiative can be summarized in 8 tasks as per table below. Task Activity Comments 1 Review existing security policy and identify gaps Ensure if readability of the policy is adequate for all stakeholders. 2 Research […]

Securing the data centre

Introduction When devising a proper risk management for security, it is essential to identify the different threats which are being addressed.  In the case of physical security threats, these can be either environmental or human in nature.  Environmental threats cause extensive damage to the IT resources in case of fire, unstable electric power, humidity and excessive heat.  On the other, […]

Data Governance

The need of Data Governance IT governance is a segment within organizational management focused specifically on the IT function.  Hence, IT governance is responsible for the administration and execution of the IT strategy, the underlying IT projects and the operations of all IT systems.  IT governance methodology differs from one organisation to another depending on the traits and requirements of […]

Autonomous Vehicles

Overview of the technology Autonomous vehicles technology is aimed to automate the driving of vehicles on the roads.  Cruise control and park assist are the first deployments of said technology.  Such technology applies for all types of road vehicles including cars, vans, trucks, buses and even motorcycles.  Self-driving technology is based on a combination of capabilities including (General Motors, 2018, […]