The bugbear of being Back Office

The recent hoohah over the WannaDecrypt / WannaCry ransomware debacle, and the subsequent shamefaced admittance from a number of institutions that they have not been maintaining and /or future-proofing their systems properly, has once again brought one of my personal ‘bafflements’ into sharp focus. My background in the IT space has most often been supporting the… Read More The bugbear of being Back Office

What does Environments Management and a spiderweb have in common?

There is a look that you learn to identify in the early stages of taking on an Environments Management role. It’s somewhere between bashful, hopeful and slightly desperate. Occasionally it is preceded by a slightly nervous cough. And without fail it means a project has underestimated their requirements and they need you to magic something… Read More What does Environments Management and a spiderweb have in common?

Alright then. What is a IT Environment?

Leading on from my first post, the next question to clear up is ‘well….what actually IS a environment?’ To paraphrase IF4IT: A…repeatable Configuration or set of Configurations that…act as a contained, bordered or surrounding operational context and that allow one or more Entities such as Resources or Systems to perform one or more controlled functions… Read More Alright then. What is a IT Environment?