Companies that use their IT systems to improve corporate governance are more likely to improve their long-term business performance. Probably the most common complaint in business today is that the burden of conforming to a raft of related corporate governance directives (Sarbanes-Oxley/SAS99, Basel II and the Freedom of Information Act) and other regulatory compliance requirements, distracts management from dealing with real business matters. Organisations need to get the right balance between conformance and performance.
From IT Adviser What springs to mind when people mention IT governance? All too often, we think 'bureaucracy'. We've all seen the decisions queued up for discussion at some governance committee, the endless round of compliance checks, the audits. We've read the thick policy manuals (or at least pretended to). We've ... read more..
IT Governance is the Key to Managing Complex Agile ProjectsOvums recent report, Managing Large-Scale Agile Projects: Case Studies, examines how leading-edge agile consultancies have dealt with the challenges of going beyond the team in a room that characterised the early gestation of agile methodologies. Today, agile software development is practised ... read more..
Mobility Integration is a Major Challenge for ITOrganisations are moving beyond the traditional means of connecting with existing and potential customers. Similarly, they are exploring different avenues to fulfil the ever-increasing needs for reductions in the cost of IT, greater productivity and better employee engagement. As a result, in most ... read more..
Results of NCC Member's Question: Issued 28 August 2012 NCC Members can ask relevant questions of the wider NCC membership, moderated by NCC. We collate the responses, where appropriate anonymise them, then publish the results on the website for the benefit of the wider Membership. Can you help with this question ... read more..
Finding the right partner to handle changing analytics needs14 September 2012CatalystAs organisations address the requirements of faster and better decision making, they need to invest in business intelligence (BI) solutions and tools that can deal with the rapidly increasing volumes of available information both within and around the enterprise. To ... read more..
NCC Members can ask relevant questions of the wider NCC membership, moderated by NCC. We collate the responses, where appropriate anonymise them, then publish the results on the website for the benefit of the wider Membership. Can you help with this question from a learning and skills agency? Below is an ... read more..
First-Mover Advantage in Big Data Awaits Asia-Pacific BanksBig data in banking continues to raise more strategy questions than there are technology answers, but it is emerging as a critical cog in the machinery that banks need to put in place in order to compete in the digital economy. First-mover competitive ... read more..
8 February 2012, Networking Seminar Whilst the economic climate remains challenging, data backup and DR technologies and services are now mature, so here's where you start your journey to cloud computing. This briefing will provide a perspective that will enable your business to move forward. Download the presentation slides ... read more..
big data There has never been as much information and data in the world as there is now. So much so that it has been awarded its own, slightly misleading name, big data. Yes, the volume of data is huge, but it is the variety and complexity that is driving ... read more..
e-discoverye-discoverysounds as though it could be something to do with food additives, but in practice its a subject which is currently attracting a lot of attention in business circles. E-discovery (short for electronic discovery) essentially refers to the process of recovering email, SMS and other electronic forms of information when ... read more..
SharePoint The Business Collaboration Platform for the Enterprise and the Web, according to Microsoft - has enjoyed many years of steady growth. Its low cost, ease of use and almost endless applications make it an attractive proposition to IT departments, CEOs and project teams alike. Wikipedia lists some of SharePoints ... read more..
Understanding and addressing the security and legal risks of using personal devices 02 November 2011, Networking Seminar Download the presentations Michael Dean Will Roebuck Daniel Dresner ... read more..
Understanding and addressing the security and legal risks of using personal devices 05 October 2011 Networking Seminar Download the presentations Michael Dean Will Roebuck Daniel Dresner ... read more..
Download the presentations from the NCC Autumn Conference here. Companies such as Virgin, Dell, Amazon, and the BBC, to mention just a few are all known as successes in harnessing the power of social media for business. However, they all sell or deliver directly to consumers. How about businesses ... read more..
A collection of recent NCC research, thought leadership articles, events and videos, to help those interested in professional development get up to speed with the key management issues relating to IT governance and compliance.IT governance is a board-led management framework for making IT an integrated, value-adding part of the business. ... read more..
7 July 2011, The British Library, London Information governance and the management of data is no longer just the concern of the IT department but has become a key corporate and commercial issue. Never more has it been true to consider information as the lifeblood of the organisation. We ... read more..
06 July 2011 Download the presentations Introduction (140KB PDF) Ian Jones, NCC The flexible enterprise - people, process and culture (540KB PDF) John Eary - NCC Associate consultant 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..
Policy To successfully implement IT governance, chief information officers (CIOs) require both leadership and execution, according to Gartner, Inc. Great IT leaders master process, and they understand that executing governance programs involve process, discipline and creativity.Follow this link ... read more..
securing consumer technologies Our business and personal lives are merging faster and faster as businesses and employees embrace the always on, always available culture. We want to work and play in the same space, using the same devices just look at the appetite for Apple iPad 2, which faced ... read more..
geographical information systems Geographical information systems (GIS) technology has been around in some shape or form for over 40 years, helping analyse and make sense of spatial data. But today, GIS is helping solve a raft of new challenges in both the private and public sector, as it comes of ... read more..
IT Department Accreditation - case study Michael Dean finds out how and why the Department of Justice, Northern Ireland became accredited to the NCC Standard for IT Departments. The criminal justice system in Northern Ireland never sleeps, incidents and crimes can occur at any time of the day and often ... 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..
Watch the video at www.brighttalk.com/webcast/29001A study by the University of Worcester shows that nearly 60 per cent of businesses polled currently have no security policy in place and are ill-prepared to meet the real and increasing threat to their business information. The research also shows how businesses who fail to ... read more..
Monday 11th April 2011 Dear Colleague I am writing to you as Director of Business Development in the Business School at the University of Worcester to make you aware of an exciting new development which could give your business a considerable advantage. It offers recognition for your ... read more..
SAP advances GRC strategy When Ovum last reported on SAP's governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) strategy two years ago at the SAP Insider event in Las Vegas, the company still had its work cut out trying to execute on an aggressive roadmap. The roadmap had to pull together its Virsa-sourced ... read more..
Growth and change in the BI marketMarch 2011CatalystThe business intelligence (BI) software market continues to see rapid growth, driven by enterprises desire to maximize cost savings and identify revenue opportunities across all major industries.Key findings:BI is a growth industry that Ovum predicts will have a spend of over $9.1bn in ... read more..
strategy change Creating greater efficiency and business improvement Strategy and change are inseparable practices. You cannot execute strategy without change and you cannot change effectively without a strategy. But how many of us can say that our organisation has a tightly connected strategy and change process? Andrew Hudson, managing ... read more..
software asset managementIn todays technology-led business environment, reducing IT costs can be an easy win for enterprises in their drive for overall business savings. Jill Powell, global manager for content at Flexera Software, explores the business benefits of effective asset management. Economic growth in 2011 in the UK is likely ... read more..
software asset management Leading analyst firm Gartner recently released its top 10 technologies and trends that CIOs should be thinking about in 2011. However, Phil Heap, head of products services for FAST Ltd, questions whether this is what businesses should really be focusing on in the year ahead. Are ... read more..