Tag: Business risk

Technical debt and DevOps are two topics on every organizations mind.  Yet, no one tackles the topic better than this article
Technical Debt & DevOps: 5 factors fueling automation in IT
A distinction that we always try to make in our posts is that there is both good and bad technical debt. This is similar to how there are ways in which financial debt can be used to strategically help a company
Technical Debt The Right Way
A while ago we published a post on IDC predictions that the bi-modal IT approach is a recipe for disaster. There are different opinions on what works in software development: those who support the siloed approach of bi-modal IT, those who urge against this division between predicability and innovation, and others who say fast development is the only way. This debate is only just beginning so it's worth while expanding on the arguments surrounding it.
Innovating While Maintaining Stability: A Lesson From Technical Debt
This summer Southwest Airlines underwent various technical failures that led to the cancellation of 2,300 flights over the span of four days. This cost the airline approximately $54 million.
How to Avoid Technical Failure by Recognizing the Consequences of Technical Debt
In this post, there is a distinct warning being made to banks in the UK: another banking outage, similar to RBS major failure in 2012, is on its way.
UK Banking at risk of IT Failure and Technical Debt
Often times in the development process large amounts of technical debt result in stalled innovation from a given team.
How Innovation Debt Is Just As Damaging as Technical Debt
In this post from InfoQ, Thomas Bradford explains his experience on working with a monolith java-based system that had improper test coverage and huge technical debt.
Maintaining Technical Debt and Team Morale in a Large System
Technical debt is a very important concept to developers that is often lost on the management end. Developers use the concept to describe the consequences of a pressure to meet deadlines.
Technical Debt and Risk: One and the Same
Corporate technology debt (which we will refer to as technical debt) is usually the result of not considering the future effort needed after shortcuts misfire. Recently, CFOs have been taking on the responsibility of IT function, with some IT departments reporting directly to the CFO or relying on them for spending approval. Therefore, awareness of technical debt is necessary for these CFOs. Finance executives, however, will have a different perspective on technical debt than those in IT. For them, technical debt is threatening because it can results in dollars worth of lost opportunities.
A Scorecard for Technical Debt

Sometime last year, Netflix began using  Amazon Web Services (AWS) to run their immensely successful video streaming business.  They moved their entire source of revenue to the cloud. They are now totally reliant on the performance of AWS.

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