Defining and dealing with legacy IT, from a UK government perspective:
“Most organisations have an overarching IT strategy in line with their business strategy but some are taking an alternate approach to legacy. A common tactic is to migrate the business away from legacy in small parts, rather than all at once.”
Original source: Understanding legacy technology in government
When you can put our releases weekly, how do you channel the feedback to government policy and laws? We’re used to policy being static, and slow. But with a small batch approach, you could experiment and change policy, just like you can the software.
It’ll likely be a long, long time before that happens, but it’d be a lot cooler if it did.
Original source: Making public policy in the digital age – digital HKS
“While UK insurers are investing in tech and providing digital services, the majority are light years behind Amazon,” noted Davies. “If insurers are not careful, they may be pushed out of having a direct relationship with customers and be relegated to the role of a price-driven risk carrier at the back end (assuming Amazon doesn’t want to hold the risk too).”
Original source: Amazon is coming for the insurance industry – should we be worried?
‘This argument enraged the ICO, which said in the submission: “The concept of ‘journalism’ presupposes a process by which content is published to an audience pursuant to the taking of human editorial decisions as to the substantive nature and extent of that content.”… In plain English, humans (mostly) don’t decide what appears in search results so calling Google’s activities “journalism” is just plain wrong, according to the commissioner.’
Original source: Info Commissioner tears into Google’s ‘call us journalists’ trial defence
‘James Governor, Analyst at RedMonk said: “Brexit will be the biggest systemic shock to British business in the more than 70 years. The scale of change will require an unprecedented investment in IT, with in-house application development becoming more important than ever to deal with complexity.”’
Original source: Will UK lose global business and tech leader status post-Brexit?
“The study also suggests that software might be the solution to these upcoming problems. Almost all (93 per cent) of CIOs and 84 per cent of ITDMs have said that the ability to create their own software is essential for preparing an organisation for the effects of Brexit.”
Original source: Brexit could see UK lose status as global business leader
Estimate of the market-size for companies like Wealthfront: “whilst in the UK robo-advisers currently only cover less than £1 billion assets under management, the US robo-advisory market handled $19 billion AUM in 2014 (a growth of 65% from the previous eight months).”
Source: Is the future of wealth management going to be robo-advisers?
As software eats the world, this kind of mismatch between “fail fast” and “must be perfect on day one” will happen constantly.
NHS Health Apps Library full of data-spaffing apps, claims studies