Bridging the gap: Bringing software development methods to BizApps (Part 2)

Presented with a tough problem to solve, any good engineer will ask, “Who has already solved this? Can I copy it?” That’s increasingly happening on business applications teams. They’re looking to the world of software development to DevOps principles like versioning, continuous integration, and automated testing, and seeing an uncanny resemblance and a whole lot of time-saving practices they can …

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Bridging the gap: Bringing software development methods to BizApps (Part 1)

This is the first blog post in a trilogy about how enterprises can solve the challenges of managing and configuring today’s increasingly complex business applications. Current practices are slow and inefficient. Smart organizations are discovering the secret of using tested, proven practices and tools from the world of software development.  Software development is hard.  In 1987, computer scientist and Turing …

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Crossing the chasm: How UK businesses can bridge the digital skills gap

Society is becoming increasingly digital with every day that passes. In January 2020, the UK had 65 million internet users, 45 million social media users and 72 million mobile connections. These figures precede the moment when the pandemic hit British shores and forced even more of us online. UK businesses and organizations have reacted appropriately. In today’s world, news is …

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Hybrid working will highlight generational gap in the workforce

Older, wealthier and married people would generally rather adopt a hybrid working model, a new report from Totem suggests, while younger staff and those that don’t earn as much prefer working from the office. The employee engagement company recently polled 1,000 UK-based employees who started new jobs between March 2020 and Feb 2021 about their onboarding and remote working experiences. …

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Mind the Gap: Building the analyst role of the future

The UK skills gap is a topic which has been scrutinized long before the pandemic began. In fact, government research has shown that there are around 17.4 million high-skilled jobs available, but only 14.8 million high-skilled workers to fill them. Within the technology and data industry, the statistics are even more staggering. According to research from The Royal Society, demand …

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Cybersecurity skills gap worsens for fourth consecutive year

The cybersecurity skills gap has worsened for a fourth year running, according to a new report from the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). The report states that the skills shortage affects 70 percent of all organizations, resulting in an increased workload for security staff, unfilled open job openings and an inability to utilize security technologies …

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