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  1. The Myths of Innovation

    This post covers a lecture on the myths of innovation - it is very good and well worth a visit. I found this lecture both informative as well as educational

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  2. Greatest source of security risk is internal processes not hackers

    Greatest source of security risk is internal processes not hackers

    Again we have seen in the press a big fuss made of the loss of data left on a pen drive. I must say this was for me not a surprising issue. Loss of data (or security breaches) are commonly not due a fault in the IT security systems but in the breach of security practices by users - and lax thinking about the gold mine for criminals they have on their hard disk. I must admit myself that it is all too easy when developing ...
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  3. Why do people let their barriers down online?

    Why do people let their barriers down online?

    Research suggests that many people are disclosing extremely personal information online, that they would not tell others normally – why?
    A number of factors lead to this type of behaviour:

    Firstly, online communications are more ‘sp####’ than face to face (e.g. no body language) and so people try to add in more information to build relationships. One of the elements of relationship building normally is shared disclosure ...
  4. Do not outsource a problem

    Just reading an article where one of the key messages was 'A bad process automated is still a bad process' - something everyone in the IT industry would surely agree with.

    I argue that the same rule applies to outsourcing. If something is causing you a problem you need to fix the issues before you outsource - or you will still have issues!

    You cannot rely on an outsourcing organisation to fix bad processes, miraculously ensure poor performance turns into high performance, ...
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  5. The people side of outsourcing

    In an earlier article I discussed my research into managing the transition of people in an outsourcing situation. I highlighted the problems people experience, anxiety, lack of control, resistance and reduced performance. Many also found it very difficult to treat their previous employer as a client, and were not able to feel a part of the new company to which they had been transferred.

    An outsourcing transfer can be viewed as a form of transition. This change process involves ...
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