Category: Blog

What is the Office 365 Security & Compliance Centre?

  • Published on March 26, 2019
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Believe it or not, Office 365 now contains 27 separate apps that are provided by Microsoft.   Many of these apps are provided with advanced security features.  Clearly managing these security features within each admin tool is a complex and onerous task.  So Microsoft have moved as much security as possible into the Office 365 Security […]

What is a Value Stream?

  • Published on March 18, 2019
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It may not be obvious, by the concept of a value stream is one of the most important concepts in a digital transformation.  Why?   Because once you understand a value stream, you start to truly understand your business and you’re on a clear path to improving customer experience.  Exceptional customer experience is your key business differentiator […]

Governments Could Fall If Digital Transformation is not Successful

  • Published on March 8, 2019
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There are a number of examples in history, of how governments have fallen.  Either through the ballot box, through a coup d’etat or via a civil or military war.  But have you ever stopped to think that a lack of progress in a digital transformation, could be a fourth reason? Let me back up a […]

What is Microsoft Azure and why should I use it?

  • Published on March 1, 2019
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Microsoft is one of the world leaders when it comes to cloud computing services.  In the last comparison of revenue streams from the cloud giants, back in Feb 2018, it seems that Microsoft was just ahead in front of AWS. Want to learn more about Azure?  Well, there are options.  There is a great free […]

Why Governments will be Disrupted?

  • Published on February 11, 2019
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Digital transformation is the process of cultural,  technological and thought leadership innovation, that is required to ensure businesses remain competitive, relevant and able to survive.  Let’s break that down and explain what I mean. Click on the image below to see ALC’s range of courses that can help with your digital transformation journey: Cultural Innovation This means […]

HitchHikers Guide to Cloud Computing?

  • Published on January 29, 2019
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This blog is going to explain, in non-technical jargon, two things: How do I use the Cloud? What is Cloud Computing? I was inspired to write this article after ALC Training released a FREE 20 minute Cloud Computing Mini-Course last week, where I personally take you through a fun and engaging cloud journey.  It’s aimed […]

Revolutionise your Career…..Learn Cloud Computing

  • Published on January 16, 2019
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Cloud Computing is the latest skill, that is moving into employment market today.  It supersedes a time where businesses relied  on IT professionals, typically between 1985-2008.  This is referred to as the client-server model era. These IT professionals were employed to ensure that services were designed, deployed and run in a highly efficient and highly […]

Why should Enterprise & Solution Architects take TOGAF Parts 1 & 2?

  • Published on January 9, 2019
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Because…….Part 1 (TOGAF Foundation) only covers the theory, whereas Part 2 (TOGAF Certified) covers the practical, hands-on knowledge and experience required for real enterprise and solution architects.  If you want to learn how to really use TOGAF, you need to do both….here is why? TOGAF is a framework for developing complex solutions.  By complex solutions, […]

What are the Benefits of using the Scaled Agile Framework?

  • Published on December 3, 2018
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The Scaled Agile Framework, known as SAFe for Lean Enterprises, is a large knowledge base of proven, principles, practices and competencies, that integrates cultural change practices for Lean, Agile and DevOps. The diagram below, shows the latest full version (v4.6) of the framework: By proven, I mean that all the work contained within the framework, […]

How Does Modern Musical Composition Echo The Trend of Big Data

  • Published on November 23, 2018
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I was very fortunate in 2011 to be awarded a Leading Edge Forum Grant to perform distinguished research on In-Memory Data Grid technologies (IMDG).  At the time, the term Big Data had not been coined, or at least I had never heard of it.  The 3 months of intensive study and research for the CSC […]