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…

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,…

cutover resilience

Insights from the Cutover Resilience Dinner

Last week we hosted an industry dinner on the future of resilience. Guests representing Global Banks, Insurers and Consulting Firms joined us to discuss resilience in enterprises and how we can develop Cutover Enterprises to meet these challenges. The discussion built upon our Resilience White Paper which can be downloaded below. The key themes of…

Enterprise Agility: Why ‘Agile’ Isn’t Just About Software Delivery Anymore

Agile Delivery allows IT teams to deliver software fast and keep up with the ever-changing technology landscape. However, the faster deployment of code does not always equal faster value realisation. Not all businesses are able to absorb and benefit from these changes as fast as they happen. Enterprise Agility is needed because Agility should be…

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…

release management challenges

Insights on Release Management Challenges

Cutover Enterprise removes the significant time constraints and operational risk associated with your organisation’s change events.

Utilising an enhanced collaboration, communication and visualisation platform, Cutover Enterprise orchestrates human and technical activity. Cutover coordinates tasks, timings and locations, reduces release duration, avoids release regression, increases change capacity by up to 30% and supports regulatory compliance.

change leaders

3 Ways to Create Effective Change Leaders

It is often said that ‘change is the only constant,’ but for large organisations, change can be painful. This is especially true when it comes to enterprise-wide change programmes. According to Harvard Business Review, two-thirds of all large-scale transformation efforts fail to some degree. With big change programmes, good change leadership is vital to success.…

critical events

5 Reasons to Stop Using Spreadsheets for Critical Event Planning

Over the years, the main tools used for critical event planning in financial services have remained more or less the same. Until recently, spreadsheets coupled with emails, meetings and phone calls have been the best available tools for event orchestration. But with newer, more innovative methods being developed, could it be time to move on…