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We can all see how the digital evolution is impacting upon our lives and in all sections of society. Here we’d like to share our experiences. More importantly, we’d like to hear yours.

Flexiion blog

We can all see how the digital evolution is impacting upon our lives and in all sections of society. Here we’d like to share our experiences. More importantly, we’d like to hear yours.

Legal Algorithms Don’t Help When Basic Systems Don’t Work

AI | Change | IT Infrastructure | Legal

I read an article this week on BBC News about court trials that had to be adjourned because court IT systems could not be accessed. The Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association was quoted as saying that the courts’ computer systems were “crumbling”. To be brutally honest, this didn’t really surprise me – it was […]

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The Internet of ‘Thinks’

Change | Cloud | Data | Digital Evolution | IoT | IT Infrastructure | Technology

IoT usually means “Internet of Things” and is often thought of as a separate niche that is off doing its own thing, without many implications for us in the mainstream. The projects I’ve been working on in payments and with other customers’ businesses, have highlighted the scale of the implications across the digital world which, […]

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Data Management – An Operational Headache or Business Opportunity?

Business Management | Data | IT Industry | IT Infrastructure | Legislation

How seriously do you and your colleagues take data management? Is it viewed simply as an operational necessity that you, perhaps, offload to the IT team or is the innovative use of data far more exciting for it to be treated like this? Either way, new legislation and standards are going to increasingly shape our […]

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Controlling Data Doesn’t Have to be Like Herding Cats

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Life looks hard for those with the responsibility for data control and governance. Chunks of data are in different places, in different systems, being organised by different people, probably with different standards of security and safety; much too much is unknown. It’s feels like herding cats, and the causes are not letting up any time […]

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The Thinking CEO’s Cloud

Business Management | Cloud | IT Industry | IT Infrastructure

It’s said that business is all about making decisions before someone else makes them for you. Our days are spent working on decisions: ones we need to make now, ones we know we will have to make, and finding ways of coping with decisions we’re stuck with. Some decisions seem obvious and easy – there’s […]

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Now Cloud is Mainstream how Should IT Strategies Evolve?

Cloud | Digital Evolution | IT Industry

The term Cloud computing can sometimes still be misunderstood or its meaning confused. However, the use of services that do not reside on a server in a company’s own data centre (DC) or on the laptop of a user sitting at home are now mainstream. Facebook, YouTube, Salesforce, Dropbox, etc. are now ubiquitous features of […]

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Are our Social Rules Keeping up With the Digital Evolution?

AI | Change | Digital Evolution

We might forgive those who have decided to avoid reading the newspapers or to find something, and often anything else, to watch rather than the TV news in their attempts to reduce the amount of negativity in the orbit of their world. It’s hardly a long term strategy that’s destined to keep anyone sufficiently involved […]

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Service Outage – How Long Would Your ‘Always-on’ Business Survive?

Business Management | IT Infrastructure

If you’re running a business, how often have you questioned its resilience? How long would your business survive if you couldn’t deliver the service your customers require and expect? A recent article in the FT, Bolts From the Blue Test our Fragile Systems, by Andrew Hill, was very thought provoking as it questioned resilience in […]

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