outage

“Too Big To Fail” – Why Do Big Banks Still Suffer Major IT Outages?

In the age of DevOps, Agile and continuous integration, major outages should be a thing of the past. If everything is automated and continually delivering, how can anything go catastrophically wrong? The truth is that most major organisations are nowhere near this DevOps utopia and still carry out major upgrades and migrations which heavily rely…

Successful Digital Transformation

5 Tips for a Successful Digital Transformation

In previous blog posts, we’ve discussed the current state of digital transformation and how businesses have benefited from it. But what do you need to execute a successful digital transformation and reap these rewards? 5 Tips for a Successful Digital Transformation: 1. Define the business case Every technology change needs a Business Case: you’re not…

Rise Radio

CEO Ky Nichol on Rise Radio

Cutover CEO Ky Nichol spoke to Andrew Elphick, Director of Open Innovation Internal Programmes at Barclays, on Rise Radio. They discussed a number of topics, including: The best productivity apps The Barclays Techstars accelerator Creating an enterprise application that people wanted to use The founding of Cutover and developing an initial prototype into an enterprise-ready…

Implementation Success

Measuring Implementation Success in a Business Transformation

How does your business measure technology implementation success? The usual metrics revolve around whether technology is delivered on time and within budget. However, organisations often struggle with finding a way to link technology changes with the business outcomes that drove them. Teams usually measure success on whether they delivered the technology on time and budget,…

Vision

Cutover Enterprise Launch: Vision

At the launch of Cutover Enterprise CEO Ky Nichol shared our vision for the future of the company, the product and the wider world of work. Watch the video below: Transcript: “What do we mean by ‘Cutover Enterprise?’ Enterprise to us means connecting the business processes, it means connecting the business tools, but most importantly…

Cutover: Thinking Outside the Gartner Box

We’re often asked by potential clients and partners why Cutover is not rated by Gartner. Gartner’s ‘Magic Quadrants’ can be a useful way to understand a service’s positioning within a marketplace. But not all companies or products fit into one of their quadrants. We created Cutover to address an existing gap in critical events management…

change implementation

“Change Implementation: Avoiding the Tragedy of the Commons” – Thoughts from Cutover CEO Ky

Organisations have struggled for a long time over the asymmetry of risk when implementing change. Even when contributing to a single goal, multiple parties coming together to enact a change will bring with them different and often conflicting agendas. For example, when those making the change have no control over how it operates and those…

regulation

Regulation is Leaving Little Room for Banks to Make Strategic Changes

Banking is the most heavily regulated industry in the world. There are 222 financial regulatory bodies globally and hundreds of internal standards in each bank to keep customers safe. The surprising amount of business change focused on regulatory requirements could be preventing growth and innovation. 84% of financial institutions say regulatory requirements are impeding their ability…