Why MSFT and AWS still lead the cloud industry pack

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft demonstrated exactly why they are the big dogs of the cloud industry when they released their revenue earnings last week. Speculation was rife in the days before Microsoft’s announcement, with Wall Street analysts predicting a revenue report of $23.56 billion, up from last year’s $22.33 billion. However, pundits were [...]
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Lean: The Not so New (but still trendy) Buzzword

Lean is not a new approach, but it is a popular one, with awareness of this delivery approach at an all-time high as it continues to be adopted widely. More and more organisations are looking to adopt Lean principles with the aim of gaining greater return for their investments. Lean is now a well-recognised management [...]
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Digital Transformation: How ASOS is Innovating the Online Retail Industry

 ASOS’ digital transformation was all Bob Strudwick, CTO of ASOS, could talk about at last week’s MuleSoft Summit in London, and with a 27% jump in sales this year, we can see why. Working closely with Amido, an independent technical consultancy that specialises in implementing cloud-first solutions, the billion-pound ecommerce fashion retailer began its ambitious transformation when [...]
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GDPR: Can Customers Bring their own Consent?

One of the most profound changes facing businesses as part of the impending GDPR legislation is the obligation to capture and store consent in order to process each individual’s personal data. Regardless of the approach chosen, GDPR places the burden on every organisation with customers inside the EU (or EEA) to capture, manage and prove [...]
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The GDPR Roadshow: Unearthing the Three Universal Areas of Concern

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been the hot topic of concern across industries for the past year. With less than a year to go until the regulation comes into effect, the rhetoric has not always been constructive, with the focus often wavering towards the doom and gloom: primarily the large fines for poor [...]
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Argos Web Crash Proves Retailers are Still Not Ready for Customer Shopping Peaks

As seen published on Retail Bulletin. With Black Friday just two months away, Argos experienced yet another major website crash when a pricing error on an Xbox One games console went viral after a bargain finding firm shared the link on their 60,000 strong facebook page. Due to a pricing error, the usually £300+ console was [...]
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Positively Toxic: How to Avoid Poor Implementation and Gain Value from Effective Personalisation

As seen published in Information Age. Personalisation of the online experience isn’t a new concept. Today, businesses in every sector are attempting to connect with their customers, seeking competitive advantage through targeted advertising, or recommendations based on previous purchases and browsing behaviour. AS PWC’s Miles Lethbridge noted, today’s online shoppers want an eCommerce fulfilment service that’s [...]
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The Fog of Change: Four lessons from the Frontline of Digital Transformation

The fog of change To understand what is meant by “the fog of change” we must first go back to 1960s America and discover Harvard graduate Robert S. McNamara. A statistician under USAAF bomber command during WWII, McNamara went on to become Secretary of Defence during the Cuban missile crisis and later, President of the [...]
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Know Your Customer: Identity-Driven Personalisation

As seen published in Engage CX Marketing. Personalisation is an increasingly important pillar of effective ecommerce. It is embraced by sectors well beyond its retail roots: in utilities and logistics, financial services and automotive. Customers’ enthusiastic embrace of online, mobile and omni-channel commerce, along with social media, produces great lakes of data. When this personal [...]
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Common IDAM Implementation Mistakes

Identity and Access Management (IDAM) solutions provide organisations with the ability to manage users’ identities and create logical access to an organisation’s applications. IDAM products identify, authenticate and authorise those users who utilise the organisations IT resources, as well as the hardware and applications employees need access to. Investment in IDAM solutions is on the [...]
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How to Ensure Your IDAM Implementation Goes Smoothly

Managing user identities and access to IT resources has never been more important as organisations increasingly turn to cloud services and mobile apps to empower mobility and scalability. Ensuring employees and customers can access applications and data from multiple devices and locations, without compromising security, is a cornerstone of digital transformation. It is with robust [...]
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Digital Transformation Deserves more than Monolithic IT – it’s the time of Containerisation

As seen published in ITProPortal. In an era where the preferred application platform is the cloud and DevOps is set to drive performance in today’s digital economy, industry sceptics still view containers as “over-hyped”, with no long-term value in the enterprise. However, with large investments from Amazon, Google and Microsoft, the option of containers is [...]
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Why it Pays to Centre your Digital Transformation Strategy on Identity

As seen published in ITPro Portal. Employees and customers must be able to access applications and data from multiple devices and locations, without compromising security. Companies across the industry sectors are looking to digital initiatives to make the difference for them. For the majority, the customer is a key driver behind their desire for digital [...]
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Testers: How to Negotiate the Intricacies of a Financial Institution

One of the advantages of working for a consultancy is variety. Not only do you get to work with different clients on different projects across a range of sectors, but each is managed in its own particular way within the realm of Agile guidelines. As a tester, I need access to a multitude of resources [...]
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The Future Containerised…

As seen published in Neworks Europe. Industry sceptics may view containers as “over-hyped” and yet with organisations like Microsoft spearheading the way with large investments into combined containerised approaches for its data centres, predictions are set to see a huge increase in the use of modular or containerised server systems. DevOps Skills Shift and the [...]
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What are Voice Assistants and Why Don’t we Use Them?

Over the past couple of years, it appears that I’ve gradually been employing assistants to help me get some basic tasks done. Whilst in my mind that means I am Tony Stark, with a Jarvis style butler, in reality I have simply purchased some devices that have ‘voice assistants’ built in. So kind of the [...]
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Amido’s GDPR Readiness Assessment Helps Leaders meet May 2018 deadline

Are you nervous and confused by GDPR? If so, we’ve launched our GDPR Readiness Assessment for you. With the countdown to the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) well and truly begun, it is no wonder that UK organisations fear they will not be compliant in time, with only 68 per cent believing they will [...]
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Microservices: How to Avoid Common Pitfalls

There is a fundamental conflict between services and data systems. Microservices are designed to encapsulate data within their inner workings, data systems are designed to expose data. In a microservices based architecture an application is split into fragments or microservices which are separated by a network and collectively collaborate and work together to achieve the [...]
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Exclusive Q&A with Alan Walsh, CEO Amido

Mob76 Outlook is a collection of daily exclusive news, satire and information on the tech and creative industries with contributions from a team of 15 writers and guest bloggers. Founder Monty Munford speaks exclusively with CEO, Alan Walsh, about how Amido is rocking the IT consultancy boat... Find the full interview here.
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Personal is Profitable: Monetising Not Just Data But Identity

As published in Automotive World. The opportunities from monetising mobility data could reshape the industry landscape and the way in which car manufacturers design their products. Drivers are increasingly looking for personalised treatment in everything from their HMI to their reception at a dealership. For automotive companies, knowing who your customer is and predicting their [...]
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