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[TW] IT documents, audit and leaders

IT documents comes with different names such as the following: - Manual or handbook, - Policies and procedures, - Management systems, - Project plans. In the real world we have various names with unique descriptions and purposes when in fact they could be made to do a uniform direction for which actions are based for the entire IT initiatives, probably the longest in IT lifecycle is operation. The problem is our inclination on something else which is wrong. IT remains an IT area. Business remains a business area. The same problem is carried out when we conduct IT audit. Most audit are missing the gists in which IT is being used by businesses. We once said that an effective IT audit is conducted by IT people themselves but there is something wrong with that even. Business and accounting people have been doing it with a different bias and preconceived notions which doesn't make the cut for IT direction and audit respectively. Leaders play the same game and so the problem continues an

[TW] Conformance, blockchain and internet transit

From time immemorial to pre-digital regulations businesspeople and their employees have been attending to a lot of business-related policies and requirements imposed either by government where they have operational presence, commitment to acceptable practices and their own industry which includes

  • human resources,
  • labor,
  • customers,
  • food,
  • nutrition,
  • medicine,
  • insurance,
  • environment,
  • workplace,
  • sanitation,
  • fire,
  • electric,
  • accreditation,
  • licenses,
  • securitization,
  • trades,
  • taxes,
  • audit.
Not every business have to deal with all of the above at once. Only those where their business have to do with any or some of them. However every business have to pay taxes and deal with employees, labor, accreditation, licenses including but not limited to safety procedures. In this case the decision makers are mostly businesspeople and they get better with some help for validation from their qualified experts.

The present and beyond digital regulations include both pre-digital and everything that has something to do with technology including
  • infrastructure,
  • communication,
  • data,
  • security,
  • privacy.
Business decision makers could exclusively operate and it was a lot faster to get things done during pre-digital. There was nobody to take responsibility on everything but them alone or some delegated ones with subordinates.

While decisions can be made to be more straightforward and are single-handedly designed by businesspeople, the pre-digital and present requirements have made decisions to be dealt with by both business and technical leaders.

While it's obvious where the coffer is, with pre-digital and present regulations being addressed in a coherent manner as possible, the difference and frequency how and when requirements are defined and submitted for conformance purposes vary accordingly for business and technology people.

In short it is not the only thing being done by the stakeholders. Besides, when we say business, it is about profit and technology must make lives a lot easier for everyone and the enterprise first and foremost.

Business and technical decision makers have to work together. Technology cannot be an excuse to many for not being able to deliver production and customers' expectations. It cannot be that problems are perpetrated, created time and again and even resolutions are impulsive and inconclusive while technology itself is regularly and continuously gets to be improved. Check out how iclassed can make business conformance an effortless but deliberate initiative. 
 
While we are busy with the matter of business-as-usual, there has been a significant increase of interest and adaptation of blockchain. It is no longer just a privacy (more about this in our succeeding post), cryptocurrency and smart contracts but it is gaining grounds to further widen both individuals and enterprises' private if not commercially-material digital holdings including art works, web 3.0 or decentralized web and apps, and decentralized finance, certain stablecoins correlated to cash reserves or banknotes and there are a lot more in the pipeline. That contentious personal content we share via our social media accounts being on top of it all included. That we are going to have more control, if not further ourselves as beneficiary of our own contents. Blockchain overall have disparate networks, the few firsts and popular being so expensive and slow and there are a lot more that are not on a cross-chain or being interoperable, meaning different blockchain networks are particularly independent. Mostly within cryptocurrency wallets they are able to support swapping of supported coins and tokens.

Blockchains appears to have more room for improvement and ordinary people will either adapt to its promising liberal features or just ignore it due to its inherent design flaws and limitation which is only handy for the tenacious geeks. We will find out.

Have you ever wondered if your local telco or ISP has allowed its transit a traffic bursts? This may tell customers or even regulators something else about network congestion, erratic and slow connection, and why customers complained a lot about their poorly managed and sluggish internet experience.

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[TW] IT documents, audit and leaders

IT documents comes with different names such as the following: - Manual or handbook, - Policies and procedures, - Management systems, - Project plans. In the real world we have various names with unique descriptions and purposes when in fact they could be made to do a uniform direction for which actions are based for the entire IT initiatives, probably the longest in IT lifecycle is operation. The problem is our inclination on something else which is wrong. IT remains an IT area. Business remains a business area. The same problem is carried out when we conduct IT audit. Most audit are missing the gists in which IT is being used by businesses. We once said that an effective IT audit is conducted by IT people themselves but there is something wrong with that even. Business and accounting people have been doing it with a different bias and preconceived notions which doesn't make the cut for IT direction and audit respectively. Leaders play the same game and so the problem continues an