Posts Tagged "finance"

Modernising Legacy Systems in the Financial Sector

Sep 17 2014

“Large retail banks with outdated technology face extinction unless they can replace IT legacies” This is a bold claim made by Karl…

Managing costs provides a false sense of security

Feb 01 2012

In the software world, budgets are mostly about headcount and capital expenditure. Headcount is managed by cost per unit, where a unit…

Too busy chopping wood to sharpen the axe

Dec 01 2011

The prevailing management (and financial) mindset in companies today is focused on efficiency, productivity, and costs. The primary concern is to maximize…

More meaningful accounting to visualize software economics for more informed decision-making

Feb 01 2011

In this article Ross Maynard says it’s unhelpful, even dangerous, to use the same methods to compile management and financial accounts. Regarding…

Financing IT versus managing assets

Feb 01 2011

There’s something smelly about financing IT projects in return for a contracted return on investment. It’s not that there shouldn’t be some…

Track costs and benefits visibly together

Feb 01 2011

Have you noticed that costs and benefits are rarely seen together? I mean literally on the same page or board. Are we…

Business cases are in the eye of the business sponsor

Jan 01 2011

Projects typically get funded based on their business cases. Business cases that seem to stack up on paper usually get budget. Business…

Budgeting bunkum

Dec 01 2009

Despite the UK Government issuing it’s new budget today – oh utter joy, btw – this post was motivated by IT budgeting…