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I’ve just taken a close look at how we collect, store, access and use the private information of our customers, employees and suppliers.  We review regularly, to make sure we are prepared to quickly assess the seriousness of any data breach and take immediate remedial action to minimise any impact to clients or individuals, as well as to our reputation....

It’s all well and good to say take your time on your cloud journey. Plan, analyse, re-architect all applications then move. But let’s get practical. Here’s what really happens – and how to make reality work for you....

After 20 years overseeing IT projects, I will attest that one of the most valuable people to have on your side is a Communication person. Overlook this at your peril. Timely internal and external communication can win buy-in, and save you headaches, time and money....

We have been asked, many times: How do you guys find such great people?  I must admit the question comes as a surprise. Doesn’t everyone hire great people?  No doubt they try, but perhaps they don’t always succeed. In our experience, it comes down to three things. ...

Just when you thought you had IT resourcing sorted, the long-accepted wisdom of working with a few big companies (think: economies of scale, convenience, reputation) is being challenged and disrupted. A move away from traditional labour hiring agencies, technology vendor infiltration and over reliance on consultancies from the big end of town is not surprising. Here’s why....

On a client engagement some years ago, a change leader guiding a team through a large, complex transformational change said to me: “We’re in the dip. I’m doing everything I should be doing, but how long will it take?”...

Significant opportunity awaits those providing technology to the aged care sector. Understandably, there is a strong pull towards agility and speed to market. As part of a recent aged care technology panel, Envisian Consulting Director, David Robinson, discussed important considerations for developers and technology providers to take on board. Considerations that must trump agility....

An old friend once gave me two pieces of great advice about the management of large transformation programs of work. First of all: don’t eat the elephant all at once. Secondly: Don’t give away the farm.  ...

Advances in healthcare and connected technologies, funding changes, and increased scrutiny via regulation are exerting significant pressure on the systems, processes and infrastructure of Aged (Residential) Care and Home (Community) Care providers. ...

Rule number one for Health start-ups developing in the public cloud: don’t leave security to your cloud provider and developers. You have security responsibilities and obligations that cannot be managed by your cloud provider, alone, and you need to ensure your developer is well across your compliance requirements from the start....

Rule number one for Health start-ups developing in the public cloud: don’t leave security to your cloud provider and developers. You have security responsibilities and obligations that cannot be managed by your cloud provider, alone, and you need to ensure your developer is well across your compliance requirements from the start....

We have been watching, with interest, coverage around the ICT Procurement Taskforce, which was launched with the goal of making it “easier and cheaper for ICT businesses to contract with the Australian Government.” One of its stated intentions is to enable smaller technology players to be more involved in bidding for government ICT contracts....

Nowadays, disaster recovery starts with understanding your workload and application priorities, and any changes to your infrastructure. It means taking a whole-of-business view that considers business critical information availability and sets the recovery speeds and data loss timeframes....

Often our clients tell us they are moving to Cloud to save money – and in many cases that will be the outcome. However, Cloud will not be cheaper if you are underutilising your virtual environments or putting workloads in the Cloud that shouldn’t be there. Successful Cloud strategies begin with careful assessment and planning....

How can an organisation ensure that its IT projects or transformation will be a success? Our most important advice boils down to this: Know Your Strengths. This is just good business advice in general, and it absolutely applies to any significant change projects, IT implementations, transformations, cloud strategies and other business technology projects....

IT solutions, software, cloud services … none of these should be considered “set it and forget it” implementations. We recommend regular IT health checks to ensure your organisation is getting the most out of its investment and staying current with the latest changes in technology....

When your organisation needs to make a decision about a public cloud provider – whether that be for all your cloud services or on a service-by-service basis – you want to make sure you’re selecting the right platform on which to host your application or workload. Why not retain control and be your own Cloud Broker?...

Envisian expertise has been recognised, recently, by the Council of Australian University Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT). This places us in an excellent position to help universities and research organisations plan the next steps in the evolution of their information technology – be it Cloud or on-premises solutions – and to provide the engineering and architecture knowledge to resolve technology challenges....

At our recent Above the Cloud luncheon, discussion amongst the group of C-level participants turned to the issue of Shadow IT. You may have seen or heard Shadow IT labelled as “risky”, “stealthy” or even “sinister”. We counsel that it can be viewed as an opportunity, with the right perspective....

Giving CIOs the opportunity to come together to share and discuss industry challenges, in an intimate and safe environment, was a key benefit of our Above the Cloud event. It’s nice to know you are not alone when it comes to facing an issue, either with specific technology implementations, integration, legacy systems, or in terms of the broader challenge of continuing to add value to your organisation with technology strategy and solutions....