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‘Ask Me Anything’ Highlights: The CDOs Playbook

    4 MINUTE READ   Authors of ‘The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook’ Caroline Carruthers and Peter Jackson joined us in Venturi’s Voice Slack on April 6 for an ‘Ask Me Anything’ (AMA) session.   Questions from the community covered a broad range of topics from ethics through to favouriteRead full article

How to sidestep the data hype cycle

      5 MINUTE READ   When a Chief Data Officer (CDO) first arrives at a business, they are often met with great expectations and much enthusiasm in the business for data success. This receptive atmosphere certainly beats a hostile one, however it does bring its own set ofRead full article

The Chief Data Officer: An important ally for overworked CIOs

      5 MINUTE READ   The Chief Data Officer (CDO) has emerged as a critical ally to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for accelerating the development of data driven businesses.   With the demands of data management quickly outgrowing the traditional CIO capacity, CIOs are increasingly finding themselvesRead full article

4 steps to aligning cloud strategy with business goals

      5 MINUTE READ   According to Gartner, anything other than a cloud only strategy for new IT initiative will require justification at more than 30% of large corporations by 2020.   But despite widespread use of both public and private cloud infrastructure, few best practices currently exist.Read full article

Managing stress to succeed in software development

      8 MINUTE READ   Stress is a reality for everyone. If you aren’t affected, you probably don’t have a pulse. Some of us may cross over into anxiety at times too.     But in a creative, problem-solving career like software development, chronic stress can cripple productivityRead full article

Why clarity of communication is key to cyber security

      5 MINUTE READ   In the digital era, businesses are becoming increasingly vulnerable to attack. New points of entry are continually springing up – email, cloud environments, applications, payment gateways, data centres, and many more. Virtually every business is now a ‘digital business’ in some regard.  Read full article

6 Management Tips for New C-level Executives

      5 MINUTE READ   Becoming a C-level executive can be simultaneously exciting and nerve-wracking. In the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt, “great power means great responsibility”.   Yes, the new position comes with a bigger paycheck and higher company status, but the ever-present pressure to get thingsRead full article

[Infographic] 6 Digital Transformation Mistakes to Avoid

    Given the overwhelming success of disruptive companies such as Airbnb, Uber, and Netflix, many businesses are now seeking to follow the path blazed by these pioneers. For most, the starting point is a digital transformation. But doing a complete overhaul of business processes is no small task. ThereRead full article

Why DevOps hiring is a struggle for small businesses

      7 MINUTE READ   This post was written by Joe Pridgeon, Head of Contract DevOps Recruitment at Venturi.     Many small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) are currently finding it very difficult to hire affordable DevOps engineers. In this post I’ll discuss why that is andRead full article