DevOps: Good Platforms, Good Systems

DevOps: Good Platforms, Good Systems

I’ve previously documented my journey to Platform Application enlightenment and even proposed a reference architecture for Platform Applications.  I’ve also documented what I believe all…

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Digital Pain Points

Digital Pain Points

The heart of successful digital is data…and knowing how to use it I was buying flowers for my wife online last week…

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Digital Delivery Unpackaged

Digital Delivery Unpackaged

The United Kingdom Government is committed to becoming ‘digital by default’. This is the delivery of ‘digital services that are so straightforward…

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Is DevOps the New Black?

Is DevOps the New Black?

(This article was first published in the JAXmagazine) DevOps is everywhere: you can buy DevOps tools from vendors that used to sell Application…

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Tech on the beat: Digital Cops

Tech on the beat: Digital Cops

UK police forces are increasingly looking to technology to help deliver efficiencies and service improvements. Digital Police is part of the Accenture-sponsored…

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DevOps- Agility Part II

DevOps- Agility Part II

Nothing gets me on my soapbox quicker than a discussion on measuring productivity. Here are my thoughts on how to do so…

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DevOps- Agility Part I

DevOps- Agility Part I

Agility is a huge asset to any organisation, but how to manage Agile at scale? How do you report on progress and…

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DevOps- Divide and Conquer

DevOps- Divide and Conquer

In previous blogs we’ve described our Platform as an Application (PaaA). Here, I share my proposed design for modelling a Platform Application…

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DevOps- Rocket Science Part I

DevOps- Rocket Science Part I

Functional testing of computer systems is typically incremental – moving through individual components before finally reaching the end-to-end solution. That process is…

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Driving Digital Affinity

Driving Digital Affinity

Introducing The Love Index How do you measure love? Can you measure love? That’s exactly what Accenture agency Fjord are doing to…

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Intelligent Business Cloud

Intelligent Business Cloud

This is Accenture’s vision for the next iteration of hybrid cloud Companies have leveraged the cloud to become agile, digital businesses, but…

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TechVision Trend 3- Platform Economy

TechVision Trend 3- Platform Economy

Industry leaders are unleashing technology’s power by developing new technology platforms. These platform-based business models and strategies enable the most profound global…

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TechVision 2016

TechVision 2016

The Accenture TechVision 2016, which investigates five trends that will have a profound impact on enterprises for the next three to five…

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Fjord Trends 2016

Fjord Trends 2016

How are our devices learning from our critical micro-moments? How is digital technology making luxury available for the masses like never before?…

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The Agile Bank

The Agile Bank

The agile bank can grow market share and reduce operational costs in exciting new ways. Discover a new retail banking distribution and marketing model…

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Health Hackathon

Health Hackathon

Accenture joined forces with Barclays to run the first ‘Access Healthcare Hackathon’ in London to create a one stop solution for people…

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IT workforce of the future

IT workforce of the future

Today, businesses depend on technology to drive digital transformations. Yet becoming a digital business involves more than incrementally digitizing manufacturing, supply chains,…

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Missing Maps

Missing Maps

Digital mapping allows the Missing Maps project to crowdsource skills to remotely map vulnerable areas. The digital maps are printed and enriched…

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Money Talks

Money Talks

Commerce and messaging combine for payments and shopping. New generations of users are jumping directly to mobile and social platforms. Short, visual…

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Wearables at Work

Wearables at Work

Consumers are already switched-on to the potentials of wearable technology. The rise (and fall?) of Google Glass™ and the upcoming Apple smartwatch,…

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Fjord Trends 2015

Fjord Trends 2015

Why will automated helplines be axed in favor of services manned by real human beings? How can “nearables” and “hearables” help to…

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Women in Technology

Women in Technology

  Emma McGuigan, Director of Technology at Accenture, is passionate about attracting more women into Technology.”More than 50% of all technology gadgets…

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Trading on Twitter

Trading on Twitter

When Osama bin Laden’s death was first reported in a traditional news outlet, the news had already broken 20 minutes before on…

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Telco 3.0

Telco 3.0

Smartphones and mobile devices continue to be adopted by consumers of all ages and locations, from developed to developing nations, and they’ve…

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The Distributed Home

The Distributed Home

Domestic life is becoming increasingly connected — be it connected to the Internet, to the cloud, or to phone and tablet apps…

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Rebooting IT

Rebooting IT

In any organisation, IT throws up challenges like no other department. As all businesses become more digital, these challenges tend to have…

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Invisible Money

Invisible Money

From new digital currencies, to alternative payment systems, to the evolving role of high street banks, consumer finance is well and truly…

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Product = Service

Product = Service

As the infamously straight-talking Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos puts it, “If there’s one reason we have done better than our peers in…

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The Open Enterprise

The Open Enterprise

Many parts of the internet are powered by open source software. Enterprises should embrace open source principles to improve their competitiveness. Open…

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