FCA

Holding People Accountable: Thoughts on the FCA Discussion Paper

In July the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) jointly released a discussion paper on operational resilience. The paper highlighted the risks posed by cyber attacks and other disruptive operational incidents, and the financial system’s increasing reliance on technology and data. The paper urges firms to focus on how their response to…

Disaster recovery

5 Common Disaster Recovery Mistakes

Disaster recovery is becoming increasingly complex in the face of new challenges and threats, including terror threats, data breaches, supply chain risk, extreme weather events and political factors such as Brexit. There are internal factors influencing this, too. Organisations are becoming increasingly vulnerable to change and uncertainty as they become more complex, virtual and interdependent,…

enterprise agility

Achieving Enterprise Agility Through Human & Machine Orchestration

“Enterprise agility is a company’s ability to outperform the competition and drive growth in new, ambiguous situations by learning and adapting when confronted with foreseen and unforeseen circumstances, dilemmas, crises, and complex problems.”   For many enterprises, this means adopting DevOps practices and moving towards increased automation. However, there is far more to Enterprise Agility…

mergers & acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions and Cutover Enterprise

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) happen for many reasons, including those of synergy, diversification, growth, competition elimination, cost saving, talent and tech acquisition and roll-up strategies. M&As also take different forms spanning, for example, management acquisitions, consolidation, tender offers and purchase of assets. Companies coming together can require a huge amount of technology change. There will…

Digital Transformation Journey

5 Tips for Digital Transformation Journey Success

What do we mean by digital transformation? It can be described as “the profound transformation of business and organisational activities, processes, competencies and models to fully leverage… a mix of digital technologies and their accelerating impact… in a strategic and prioritised way, with present and future shifts in mind.” This suggests two important things about…

Brexit

Planning for Brexit Technology Change: What CIOs Need To Know

Until negotiations have been finalised, we can’t know the degree to which Brexit will affect the IT sector within the UK’s financial services industry. However, organisations are already preparing for the potential scenarios that could arise and, in the face of uncertainty, are planning for every eventuality. Many businesses will follow through with their Brexit…