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 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.…

enterprise AI

Enterprise-Wide AI Adoption: 5 Key Ingredients

Investments in Artificial Intelligence have been massive in recent years, reaching $39 billion in 2016. However, heavy investment and advances in technology have not necessarily translated into high-scale adoption rates. In a survey of 3,000 executives by Harvard Business Review, only 20% of respondents said that their company was using at least one AI technology…

service orchestration

Why Service Orchestration Needs Human Intervention

There is an assumption that the increased use of automation will remove humans entirely from certain processes within an Enterprise. It is true that automation has taken on a large share of tasks that previously required hundreds or thousands of people, replacing repetitive manual tasks with technology, but Enterprises will always need human intervention. Sometimes…

legacy systems

Legacy Systems are Ageing, but Are Not on the Path to Extinction

Legacy IT systems are a fact of life in banking. All established banks have significant dependencies on core legacy services and most banking services are likely to touch these legacy platforms at some point during the execution of standard end-to-end business processes. These legacy systems are elderly in technology terms, dating back twenty or even…

human orchestration

The Forgotten Importance of Human Orchestration

Financial services organisations are increasingly embracing the adoption of innovative technologies, including those that allow increased automation which can help to streamline and simplify parts of the banking value chain. Though automation can provide better and faster services with lower cost and risk, it cannot replace the need for people altogether. Human-led critical change events…