Big brand name or BLMS?

Big brand name or BLMS?

There are several reasons why you might want to kick off a review of how robust and resilient your IT operation is: it may be requested (or even demanded) by your regulatory body; a run of serious incidents may have prompted exec management to insist on an independent...
The importance of NFRs

The importance of NFRs

It’s common practice for IT teams to use a reference list of NFRs (non-functional requirements) as a quality assurance gate to ensure systems are healthy when they are released into production. They form a checklist of operational expectations that must be ticked off...
Prevention Before Pain

Prevention Before Pain

The other day I found out that the wife of one of my friends has been diagnosed with cancer. As if all this Covid lockdown situation wasn’t bad enough!  I’m hoping they have found it early enough to treat and she will be ok. Sadly, this wasn’t the only case I’d heard...
Avoiding IT Meltdown

Avoiding IT Meltdown

We’ve all heard about large companies suffering serious IT failures. That doesn’t mean smaller organisations are immune – they just don’t make the same sized headlines. What can you do to avoid a damaging IT meltdown? Most of my career has been centred around the...
Part-Time Project Management

Part-Time Project Management

During the Covid lockdown we have been enjoying helping two organisations with important IT projects. In both cases, the projects require an amount of coordination and project management but neither organisation has a person available to do this neither situation...
Conflict and Toilet Rolls

Conflict and Toilet Rolls

As the UK gets closer to going into lock-down we see some interesting phenomenon arising. One that is prevalent in media coverage is CTRH (Coronavirus Toilet Roll Hoarding).  In his work on Survival Of The Fittest, Darwin wrote about stocking up on toilet roll as one...