Reducing your risk in the cloud

Reducing Risk in the Cloud

In late 2014 and early 2015, the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) observed that many of the regulated entities that previously outsourced parts of their ICT capability were increasingly adopting a cloud strategy. The organisation released an information paper, Outsourcing Involving Shared Computing Services (including Cloud), intended as guidance for the banking and financial sectors. In response, I published […]

How an as-a-service model enables banks to prioritize agility and efficiency

In the past, capital markets firms prioritized speed over everything else. They aimed to get as close to zero-latency trading as possible, even though the efforts often became costly and inefficient. This need for speed has only continued to grow but, elsewhere, increased pressure on margins has continued to mount. This means that, in the current […]

Right-sizing the duration of IT engagements

A large part of my role at CSC is focused on guiding and supporting teams in the development of strategies that meet client goals and objectives across all geographies, all industry sectors and all technologies. This is a role I find both challenging and fascinating. In a recent session, we were discussing a transportation sector […]

Security as a Service: Do you get the service you expected?

Security as a Service CSC Blogs

Following this article about why organizations should outsource security services, in this post I offer some further considerations. Adding external IT service providers to your company’s IT service portfolio requires a lot of considerations and arrangements. While this post is not comprehensive, it offers important action items to consider when searching for a new security service provider. […]

Looking into the Crystal Ball

As pharmaceutical companies prepare to thrive in the years ahead, the need to focus on core competencies has never been stronger. By John J. Bell, Industry General Manager, CSC Life Sciences It’s always intriguing to think about where an industry is headed, especially in an age in which technology has a transformative impact. This is […]

Real or sci-fi: Robotic software automation

Software robotics Robotics automation CSC Blogs

Is it possible to automate new business processes without IT integration? How old are you? Remember “screen scraping”? You plugged a lead into a computer terminal’s auxiliary port in order to intercept the characters displayed. This information could then be fed to another program. Screen scraping was a crude way to integrate two systems and so […]