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Rise and fall of SOLID programming principles

I am a fan of continuous learning. So if possible I go to meetups, conferences, seminars and open space meetings to listen and learn of peers in the digital space. So I went on an evening in September 2019 towards a talk regarding SOLID programming principles. From the very well organized meetup this evening by the company Working Spirit I left with some hard questions and some observations.

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Business

Maintaining vs Replacing Legacy Systems

Within the IT industry we all know the danger word: Legacy systems. When this buzz words falls you are doomed.

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Business

The holy grail for solving IT problems?

Within the field of business IT problems it is hard to resit the temptation to use a tool that promise to solve all your complex IT problems.

Despite the progress and technology innovation in the last 25 years some IT related problems are still very hard to solve.

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Business Uncategorized

The power of using Causal Loop Diagrams

Using Causal Loop Diagrams is a great way to research and (re)design complex systems. Causal Loop Diagrams (CLD), is a tool developed from system dynamics to develop a better understanding of complex systems.

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Business

The Power To Serve

All people within the IT Industry should known where the slogan “The Power To Serve” is exposed every day to millions of people. But maybe too much wishful thinking from me. But without “The Power To Serve” the IT industry today will look totally different. Companies like Apple, Juniper, Cisco and even WatsApp would not exist in their current form.

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Business Security

The day after the GDPR: End of an Era?

Maybe you have noticed it. Privacy is an issue. A bit strange since there is only 1 day left until the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become fully enforceable throughout the European Union. So before end of May 2018 all organizations that process data of EU citizens must comply with this General Data Protection Regulation. So will the enormous amounts of privacy breaches be over?  Will all privacy and freedom fighters celebrate 25 May 2018 as the beginning of an new Era?

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Business Security

The Ultimate GDPR Checklist

Maybe you have noticed it. Privacy is an issue. A bit strange since there are only 2 days left until the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become fully enforceable throughout the European Union.

So before end of May 2018 all organizations that process data of EU citizens must comply with this General Data Protection Regulation. Determining how to design and improve your systems to meet the GDPR is not straightforward. Due to the complexity of the GDPR document a lot of help is available. But be warned: Some tools that claim to help you will increase your privacy compliance problems instead of solving these.

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Business Security

The Art of managing privacy policies

Maybe you have noticed it. Privacy is an issue. A bit strange since there are only 3 days left until the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become fully enforceable throughout the European Union.

So before end of May 2018 all organizations that process data of EU citizens must comply with this General Data Protection Regulation. Determining how to design and improve your systems to meet the GDPR is not straightforward. Due to the complexity of the GDPR document you will need to use privacy policies to control and manage privacy risks.

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Business Security

Use encryption to meet the GDPR!

Maybe you have noticed it. Privacy is an issue. A bit strange since there are only 4 days left until the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become fully enforceable throughout the European Union.

So before end of May 2018 all organizations that process data of EU citizens must comply with this General Data Protection Regulation. Determining how to design and improve your systems to meet the GDPR is not straightforward. But using encryption makes processing and handling personal information that may not be exposed simpler.

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Business Security

Privacy Maturity Models

Maybe you have noticed it. Privacy is an issue. A bit strange since there are only 5 days left until the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become fully enforceable throughout the European Union.

So before end of May 2018 all organizations that process data of EU citizens must comply with this General Data Protection Regulation. Determining how to design and improve your systems to meet the GDPR is not straightforward. Since security and privacy should be approached as a process you should use some kind of maturity model. This to e.g. benchmark the quality and effectiveness of your privacy and security organisation. But using a good maturity model for security and privacy has also the benefit to make sure you meet important GDPR requirements.