The New Ways of Working – Working Beyond Borders

With Generation Y a new generation of young well-educated people urges in the world of Employment, which has a high affinity for technology and modern means of communication. Grown up in the era of internet and smartphones, the competition between employers for the “Best” of this generation flares up in the „war for talent“. But in return they make high demands on their working world – in terms of content but in particular also on the infrastructural and technical design of „their“ world of work. This…

Asset Management – The Primary Asset

40 trillion Euros by 2030 – that’s the experts’ best guess on the investments globally needed just to expand the infrastructure sufficiently to keep up with the expected rate of economic growth. This number equals a 4 followed by 13 zeroes and is only slightly less than ten times the 2015 GDPs of Austria, Germany and Switzerland combined. According to a recent survey among 100 German top managers of companies concerned with the operation and maintenance of public infrastructure such as power grids, railways and…

Is your Application Development Secure?

As companies more and more rely on more specific business applications in today’s fast paced business environment, the software development facilities serving the company have become a strategic partner. A partner that has become overwhelmingly occupied with projects so detailed and complex that it was just necessary to split up the project phases that developers can concentrate on their core duties… the code itself. So far so good, you have it all; your Project Management Office to coordinate the efforts and assign resources, Business Analysts…

How can Application Landscapes be Strategically and Effectively Modernized?

See German version below The Importance of Application Portfolios For many companies, their business applications – grouped in so-called application portfolios– represent the backbone of their business activities. Typically, these portfolios are focused on individual business areas such as Sales or Finance and often consist of several dozen individual applications. They are increasingly serving as a significant competitive factor that decides between success and failure.

SIEM in Real-Time: Really Necessary?

Imagine you had a burglar alarm for your IT infrastructure: a tool that raises your awareness of any anomaly detected in your cyber-environment. This is what a SIEM (Security Information and Event Management; pronounced SIM, with a silent e) tool does. The basic inputs are log-files, generated by your system’s components. Those are analyzed against a standard set of rules defining the normal state of your network. Once you are facing the decision to install such a system, a product description that it is working…

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