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The World Economic Forum (WEF), which met virtually in January 2022, warned of the increasing global risks from cybersecurity failures. The WEF’s 17th annual Global Risks Report cites the world’s growing dependency on digital systems as fundamentally changing societies. It is a trend that has been intensified by the Covid19 pandemic.
How would your business cope if systems of record or product and supply chains were disrupted by a cyber attack? Nick Denning CEO of Diegesis discusses the issues and proposes six steps to protect your organisation and its legacy systems. Often the business systems you rely on most can be the most neglected. They have been running well for years without much attention. The assumption is that this situation will continue and the business can focus and invest in more ‘sexy’ solutions. However, long held assumptions must be challenged.
Many of the key IT systems supporting business operations were written in the last century and the professionals who built them are thinking about retirement or have already retired. Nick Denning, CEO of Diegesis considers how to prepare for the future.
Diegesis Ltd has zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.
As CIOs consider the future of their mission-critical applications, Nick Denning, CIO of Diegesis, offers an alternative view to the lure of new technologies and the consequential risky business of replacing tried and tested technology.
Our company has worked hard to embrace and introduce environmentally friendly ways of working. In order to continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted a number of carbon reduction targets, outlined in this documentation. This Carbon Reduction Plan has been completed in accordance with PPN 06/21 and associated guidance and reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans.
Few organisations are exactly where they want to be in terms of enterprise IT solutions to support their business. Technologies evolve, new applications become available but existing systems may have proven their worth over many years and can be costly to replace. However, the reality of the situation is much clearer and immeasurably improved with a full understanding of the risks faced by either replacing tried and tested solutions and/or implementing new technology. Only with that knowledge can the relevant strategies, action plans and appropriate partnerships be developed to drive the right changes at the right time.
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact economies worldwide, Nick Denning CEO at Diegesis, takes a closer look at fresh career opportunities from an unexpected source – new jobs in the support and enhancement of mature and established business systems. Demand remains high for skills to maintain and modernize these legacy systems.
There are those who think mission critical business applications should be replaced just because they are based on old technology. Indeed, there can be reasons for adopting this approach and replacing systems built on older platforms. Surely, a complete re-write using today’s hot new software must be better than the tangled spaghetti of interdependent legacy systems, code and databases?