Author Sieuwert van Otterloo

Author: Sieuwert van Otterloo
Dr. Sieuwert van Otterloo is a court-certified IT expert with interests in agile, security, software research and IT-contracts.

ITIL and service management: a short introduction

ITIL, the standard for service management, is an important standard for people who want to understand how IT is used in practice. It is especially important for professionals that want to grow beyond software development into IT management, since it complements software development really well.

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open standard Security Verified updated

Last month (feb 2024), the 2024 version of the open information security standard ‘Security Verified’ was released. This new version contains small changes to make it more readable and easier to combine with the latest version of ISO 27001.

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Is COBOL futureproof? COBOL in 2024

COBOL is the miracle dinosaur of computer programming languages: It is very old and it should have been replaced by other languages, but somehow it still survives. This causes problems for companies, since many COBOL programmers are retired or will retire in the next decades, leaving companies without anyone to maintain some of the most…

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VU university business track research projects

The Vrije Universiteit Business Track  is a novel way for third year Computer Science students to complete their thesis. Instead of working individually on a purely academic problem, in this track they will work in small groups on a real business problem at a real company. We are looking for eight innovative companies with a…

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Comparing cloud AI services against open source libraries for face detection

The three large cloud companies Google, Microsoft and Amazon offer cloud services for many AI tasks. Using these services has practical benefits but also strategic risks: when using a service, you have less control over your AI use. In order to gain insight into the pros and cons of AI services, Elif Kalkan has done…

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