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North vs South – Where are IT contractors better off?

      7 MINUTE READ   Which is the better location for IT contractors in the UK? The north or south?   Traditionally, the answer to this question was always the south. After all, the vast majority of the nation’s wealth is concentrated in London. This translates into higherRead full article

How to manage development projects effectively

      5 MINUTE READ   Project management is never an exact science, but when you combine it with the vagaries of software development, you have a recipe for disaster. Whether you are developing brand new software, or simply upgrading or adding on to the software you currently have,Read full article

‘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 of challenges.Read 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