Business Process Management
Today's organisations compete through more efficient and better executed business processes. Business process management (BPM) is an approach and technology for implementing well-defined, well-executed processes.
From ComputerworldUK The large majority (70%) of high-performing companies will manage their business processes using real-time predictive analytics or 'extreme collaboration' by 2016, says analyst house Gartner. Gartner said one of the more effective techniques for business process improvement is intelligent business operations (IBO), in which processes are 'aware' of and can ... read more..
A collection of recent NCC research, thought leadership, presentations, videos and news to help those interested in professional development get up to speed with the key issues in IT service management.The key element of ITSM is that, rather than simply focus on technology and the internal IT organisation, IT leaders ... read more..
Iceland to Become a Low-Cost Data Centre DestinationIceland's new and unique multi-tenant data centre will be an attractive low-cost destination for many IT workloads eventually. UK co-location provider Verne Global built the facility on a former Nato base near Keflavik airport, with modular IT infrastructure from Colt Technology. Verne ... read more..
No software developer sets out to produce bad code and create insecure applications, but there appears to be a lack of understanding towards securing software in the corporate infrastructure. Security weaknesses in software systems of enterprises are routinely exposed by hacking incidents; the Sony and Play.com breaches are the most ... read more..
software development Routinely, the security weaknesses in software systems of enterprises are exposed by hacking incidents immediately the recent Sony and Play.com breaches come to mind. The majority of these incidents are back-door breaches. Bola Rotibi from (ISC)2 explores the need for security considerations to be part of the ... read more..
Following input earlier in the year from the NCC Members Advisory Board, we are pleased to announce two new services for NCC Members: Analyst Digest and our Professional Development Service. Every day new research, articles and white papers get posted on the web research that could provide you with ... read more..
14 June 2011 Download the presentations Agile - The New World Order This seminar will demonstrate how you can introduce an Agile approach into your organisation: how to get the buy-in from the business, how to get the approval of the technical team and the steps you need to ... read more..
Michael Dean discusses Northern Ireland Housing Executives accreditation to the National Computing Centre Standard for IT Departments with Colleen Long Assistant Director and Head of IT Services at NIHE. The Northern Ireland Housing Association (NIHE) which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year is Northern Irelands Regional Housing Authority, ... read more..
Webinar on 24 March 2011 This webinar will show how you can introduce agile methods into your organisation: how to get the buy-in from the business, how to get the approval of the technical team and the steps you need to take to make all your projects successful. In short, you ... read more..
Mobile devices are being used to prevent fraudThe growing use of mobile devices for a whole range of business and private applications provides many advantages. However, while we all appreciate the benefits of instant access to information on the move, there are often security implications that need to be addressed. ... read more..
HP buys Vertica, joins Big Data party Less than a month after stopping support of its ill-fated NeoView data warehousing range, HP has acquired Vertica Systems to fill the gap for Big Data warehousing and analytics. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2011. This is ... read more..
15 February 2011 Networking Seminar Download the PDF presentation slides: The Business Case For SharePoint 2010 - Ian Woodgate SharePoint 2010Putting together the business case - Stephen Fox In the last three years, the adoption of Microsoft SharePoint as an IT infrastructure platform has been ... read more..
09 February 2011 Download the PDF presentations Download the PDF flyer: Agile Project Management solutions from the NCC Agile - The New Standard Agile project management practices are becoming the standard in the ... read more..
Mint Hotel, Manchester, 26th January 2011The Lansdowne Club, Mayfair, London, 9th February 2011 In the current economic climate, Agiles iterative steps where chunks of work form stepping stones, allow for tangible hands-on ownership by the business as the software is built. This visibility to the business ensures deliverables are on ... read more..
26 January 2011 Download the PDF presentations Download the PDF flyer: Agile Project Management solutions from the NCC Agile - The New Standard Agile project management practices are becoming the standard in the software industry. ... read more..
One of the few remaining ways to realising cost efficiencies Software Asset Management (SAM) is the most efficient way for organisations to gain control of their software estate from both a licence compliance and financial perspective. The most effective SAM licence management and optimization strategy will enable organisations to achieve ... read more..
29 September 2010 NCC research indicates that IT Departments continue to strive to achieve better and more effective strategic alignment with the business they serve*, perhaps to maintain or improve service levels with static or reduced budgets. But why is it still, continue to strive? Why is alignment not the ... read more..
Ovum is witnessing what is hopefully the start of an interesting go-to-market trend for IT service management (ITSM) software vendors a change of product markitecture, from ITIL alignment to addressing key IT challenges in better meeting business needs and demonstrating IT-delivered value. While ITIL is still and will continue ... read more..
In this issue: BPM for the Agile organization Moving from recession to recovery with business intelligence Turning data into intelligence in the public sector Glued on security doesnt work Business agility ... read more..
business process management Wayne R. Snell, Senior Director at Lombardi, explores the arguments for business process management. For several years running, improving Business Process Management (BPM) has become a top priority for companies. CIOs and IT executives continue to place business process improvement as the top business priority for their ... read more..
Information lifecycle management IT budgets are shrinking even as the reliance on data and application availability grows. IT managers must spend carefully to keep from negatively impacting the bottom line and one area where IT departments can realise significant savings is storage. Adrian Groeneveld of Pillar Data Systems provides a ... read more..
information management Tim Cianchi, Business Unit Leader at Zuhlke, looks at the impact metadata management has on business IT systems and considers how organisations can approach systems and information in a way that both addresses general business efficiency and integration requirements. For as long as organisations have been recording ... read more..
Business Process Management has been around for some time but interest has significantly increased over the last few years as organisations seek greater agility in turbulent times. What was once the preserve of larger organisations is now becoming mainstream. Butler have researched the experiences learned from BPM adopters and have ... read more..
Although Business Process Management (BPM) solutions were already beginning to gain a great deal of traction in the market, the global economic climate of the past year has created an even greater interest as organisations look to the products to help streamline their processes. Although this has mainly been by ... read more..
We hear a great deal about the efficiencies of mobile working, as well as the environmental benefits. Sadly, we also hear a great deal about the vulnerabilities of mobile technologies, especially in terms of data protection. Too often and once is already too often as far as the people ... read more..
A decade into a new millennium, much of our IT infrastructure is fit for digital landfill and we are continuing to pour money into it at an alarming rate. The current approach to IT is to custom-build systems and incrementally change them as required. As the degree of change ... read more..
Change management Marc Humphries of Atos Consulting considers the effect that the changing demographics in the workplace will have upon UK businesses. Those of us of a certain age will remember the original 1970s Saturday night TV show with Bruce Forsyth and his glamorous assistant Anthea give us a ... read more..
A new Standard and an Accreditation scheme from the National Computing CentreFirst successful IT Departments receive their ITDA awards at the NCC Annual Conference 2009.IT departments are never short of challenges: delivering upon ever-evolving business requirements; deciding when and how to adopt new technologies; managing internal and outsourced relationships; ensuring ... read more..
AccreditUKMichael Dean looks at how the Accredit UK ICT Supplier Standard underpins NCCs IT Department Accreditation.Michael Dean looks at how the Accredit UK ICT Supplier Standard underpins NCCs IT Department Accreditation.Elsewhere in this edition of ITadviser we celebrate the first organisations to be accredited to the National Computing Centres new ... read more..
Not too long ago, the only people who cared about metadata were geeks like me. IT and business users didnt think about how data was organised, where it was located, or how pieces of information were related; they simply wanted reports. And for that, information analysts were the go-to people ... read more..