Since 1994 many Australian IT organisations have been implementing configuration management practices. However, it has been done with limited success when assessed against the key objectives of configuration management process and its associated database (CMDB) in terms of service availability and configuration items interdependencies.
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Financial services company IOOF has been through a half decade journey involving a major shift in its core superannuation system from a monolithic application to a microservices-based architecture.
A string of high-profile data breaches in 2012, from LinkedIn to Global Payments, have kept enterprise data security in the limelight. But most organizations still tend to be reactive and focus on firefighting when it comes to data security, rather than implementing a more effective long-term strategy. Let's examine the four most common pitfalls of this short-sighted approach.